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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Arkansas Best Corporation (Nasdaq: ABFS) is Monday, February 6, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 3 cents per share. At a price of $18.94 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.6%. The average volume for Arkansas Best has been 369,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Arkansas Best has a market cap of $551.4 million and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are down 1.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Arkansas Best Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in motor carrier freight transportation in the United States. The company provides shipping services to its customers by transporting various large and small shipments to geographically dispersed destinations. The company has a P/E ratio of 72.5, below the average transportation industry P/E ratio of 723 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.