NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Brinker International (NYSE: EAT) is tomorrow, March 7, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 16 cents per share. At a price of $27.44 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.3%. The average volume for Brinker International has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Brinker International has a market cap of $2.07 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Brinker International, Inc. owns, develops, operates, and franchises various restaurant brands primarily in the United States. It operates the restaurants under the Chili's Grill & Bar and Maggiano's Little Italy brand names. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.6, above the average leisure industry P/E ratio of 15.8 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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