NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Quanex Building Products (NYSE: NX) is tomorrow, March 13, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 4 cents per share. At a price of $16.42 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1%. The average volume for Quanex Building has been 275,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Quanex Building has a market cap of $618.6 million and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 9.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Quanex Building Products Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides engineered and aluminum sheet products worldwide. It operates in two segments, Engineered Products and Aluminum Sheet Products. The company has a P/E ratio of 84.5, above the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio of 70.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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