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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Broadridge Financial Solutions (NYSE: BR) is Monday, March 12, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 16 cents per share. At a price of $24.11 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.7%. The average volume for Broadridge Financial has been 654,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Broadridge Financial has a market cap of $2.97 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 6.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides technology solutions to the financial services industry in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. It operates in two segments, Investor Communication Solutions and Securities Processing Solutions. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.9, above the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio of 17.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.