NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Stage Stores (NYSE: SSI) is tomorrow, March 2, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 9 cents per share. At a price of $15.60 as of 10 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.4%. The average volume for Stage Stores has been 291,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Stage Stores has a market cap of $469.5 million and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 7.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Stage Stores, Inc. operates as a specialty department store retailer that offers branded and private label apparel, accessories, cosmetics, and footwear for women, men, and children in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.4, below the average retail industry P/E ratio of 20.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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