NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for NorthWestern Corporation (NYSE: NWE) is tomorrow, March 13, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 37 cents per share. At a price of $35.55 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.2%. The average volume for NorthWestern has been 230,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. NorthWestern has a market cap of $1.26 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 0.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Northwestern Corporation, doing business as NorthWestern Energy, provides electricity and natural gas in Montana, South Dakota, and Nebraska, the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.9, below the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 15.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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