NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for DST Systems (NYSE: DST) is tomorrow, March 14, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 40 cents per share. At a price of $54.54 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.5%. The average volume for DST Systems has been 189,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. DST Systems has a market cap of $2.15 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. Shares are up 19.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. DST Systems, Inc. provides information processing and software services and products. The company operates in two segments, Financial Services and Output Solutions. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.8, above the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio of 9.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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