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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Mine Safety Appliances Company (NYSE: MSA) is tomorrow, February 10, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 26 cents per share. At a price of $35.95 as of 9:40 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.9%. The average volume for Mine Safety has been 118,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Mine Safety has a market cap of $1.27 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 8.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Mine Safety Appliances Company engages in the development, manufacture, and sale of safety products to protect workers in fire service, homeland security, oil and gas, construction, and other industries, as well as in the military worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.2, above the average health services industry P/E ratio of 19.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.