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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) is tomorrow, February 17, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 9 cents per share. At a price of $6.76 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5%. The average volume for STMicroelectronics has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. STMicroelectronics has a market cap of $6.07 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 15.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. STMicroelectronics N.V., an independent semiconductor company, engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of a range of semiconductor integrated circuits and discrete devices. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.4, above the average electronics industry P/E ratio of 7.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.