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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for General Electric (NYSE: GE) is tomorrow, February 23, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 17 cents per share. At a price of $19.44 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.5%. The average volume for General Electric has been 61.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. General Electric has a market cap of $198.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 8.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. General Electric Company (GE) operates as a technology, service, and finance company worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.1, below the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 15.3 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.