NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for CME Group (Nasdaq: CME) is tomorrow, March 7, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of $5.23 per share. At a price of $280.27 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.1%. The average volume for CME Group has been 712,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. CME Group has a market cap of $15.97 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 18.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. CME Group Inc. operates the CME, CBOT, NYMEX, and COMEX regulatory exchanges worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.7, below the average financial services industry P/E ratio of 12.8 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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