NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is tomorrow, March 2, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 73 cents per share. At a price of $40.30 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 7.2%. The average volume for CenturyLink has been 6.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. CenturyLink has a market cap of $22.81 billion and is part of the technology sector and telecommunications industry. Shares are up 8.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. CenturyLink, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated communications company. The company provides a range of communications services, including voice, Internet, data, and video services in the continental United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.8, above the average telecommunications industry P/E ratio of 20.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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