NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Ruddick Corporation (NYSE: RDK) is tomorrow, March 7, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 14 cents per share. At a price of $39.81 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.4%. The average volume for Ruddick has been 305,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ruddick has a market cap of $2.05 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 5.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Ruddick Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the operation of a regional chain of supermarkets primarily in the southeastern and mid-Atlantic United States, and the District of Columbia. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.7, below the average retail industry P/E ratio of 22.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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