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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for El Paso Pipeline Partners (NYSE: EPB) is tomorrow, January 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 50 cents per share. At a price of $36.14 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.6%. The average volume for El Paso Pipeline has been 479,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. El Paso Pipeline has a market cap of $7.34 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are up 4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. engages in the ownership and operation of natural gas transportation pipelines and storage assets in the United States. The company holds a 100% interest in Wyoming Interstate Company, Ltd. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.5, above the average energy industry P/E ratio of 17.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.