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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ) is Monday, March 12, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 12 cents per share. At a price of $24.67 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2%. The average volume for Hewlett-Packard has been 17.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hewlett-Packard has a market cap of $56.58 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are down 4.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Hewlett-Packard Company and its subsidiaries provide products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to individual consumers and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), as well as to the government, health, and education sectors worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.5, below the average computer hardware industry P/E ratio of 8.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.