NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Family Dollar Stores (NYSE: FDO) is tomorrow, March 13, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 21 cents per share. At a price of $57.37 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.5%. The average volume for Family Dollar Stores has been 981,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Family Dollar Stores has a market cap of $6.63 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are down 0.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Family Dollar Stores, Inc. operates a chain of self-service retail discount stores primarily for low and middle income consumers in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.6, above the average retail industry P/E ratio of 17.4 and equal to the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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