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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Brooks Automation (Nasdaq: BRKS) is tomorrow, March 7, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 8 cents per share. At a price of $11.55 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.7%. The average volume for Brooks Automation has been 387,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Brooks Automation has a market cap of $723.5 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 14.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Brooks Automation, Inc. provides automation, vacuum, and instrumentation solutions for semiconductor manufacturing, life sciences, and clean energy markets worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.1, above the average electronics industry P/E ratio of 5.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.