NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE: BGG) is tomorrow, February 28, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 11 cents per share. At a price of $17.48 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.5%. The average volume for Briggs & Stratton has been 501,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Briggs & Stratton has a market cap of $844.1 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 13% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Briggs & Stratton Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and services air cooled gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment worldwide. It operates in two segments, Engines and Power Products. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.4, below the average industrial industry P/E ratio of 31.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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