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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT) is tomorrow, January 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 45 cents per share. At a price of $43.19 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.3%. The average volume for Alliant Energy has been 698,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Alliant Energy has a market cap of $4.69 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 2.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Alliant Energy Corporation, a utility holding company, provides regulated electricity and natural gas services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the Midwest United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9, equal to the average utilities industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.