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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Methanex Corporation (Nasdaq: MEOH) is tomorrow, March 14, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 17 cents per share. At a price of $32.07 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.2%. The average volume for Methanex has been 352,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Methanex has a market cap of $2.56 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 39.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Methanex Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production, marketing, and sale of methanol. The company also purchases and re-sells methanol produced by others. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.3, below the average chemicals industry P/E ratio of 16.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.