NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Gildan Activewear Inc. Class A (NYSE: GIL) is Tuesday, February 21, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 8 cents per share. At a price of $25.55 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.2%. The average volume for Gildan Activewear Inc. Class A has been 738,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. Gildan Activewear Inc. Class A has a market cap of $2.69 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 35.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Gildan Activewear Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of apparel products primarily in the United States, Canada, and Europe. It sells T-shirts, fleece, and sport shirts to wholesale distributors under the Gildan brand name. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.4, above the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio of 11.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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