NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is tomorrow, March 6, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 29 cents per share. At a price of $47.32 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.4%. The average volume for Home Depot has been 10.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Home Depot has a market cap of $69.31 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 12.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. The Home Depot Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a home improvement retailer. The company's stores sell a range of building materials, home improvement products, and lawn and garden products to do-it-yourself, do-it-for-me (D-I-F-M), and professional customers. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.2, below the average retail industry P/E ratio of 19.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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