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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Evercore Partners (NYSE: EVR) is tomorrow, February 22, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $28.75 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.8%. The average volume for Evercore has been 182,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Evercore has a market cap of $781.8 million and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 7.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Evercore Partners Inc. operates as an independent investment banking advisory firm. The company has a P/E ratio of 106.5, above the average financial services industry P/E ratio of 67.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.