NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Greif (NYSE: GEF) is tomorrow, March 16, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 42 cents per share. At a price of $52.24 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.2%. The average volume for Greif has been 201,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Greif has a market cap of $1.21 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 14.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Greif, Inc. manufactures and sells industrial packaging products, bulk containers, and containerboard and corrugated products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.1, above the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio of 16.1 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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