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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL) is Monday, February 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 8 cents per share. At a price of $18.53 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.7%. The average volume for Newell Rubbermaid has been 3.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Newell Rubbermaid has a market cap of $4.94 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are up 14.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Newell Rubbermaid Inc. markets consumer and commercial products. It operates in three segments: Newell Consumer, Newell Professional, and Baby & Parenting Essentials. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.8, below the average consumer durables industry P/E ratio of 43.8 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.