NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Hatteras Financial Corporation (NYSE: HTS) is tomorrow, March 20, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 90 cents per share. At a price of $28.78 as of 9:34 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 12.5%. The average volume for Hatteras Financial has been 731,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Hatteras Financial has a market cap of $2.11 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 9.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Hatteras Financial Corp. operates as an externally-managed mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT). The company has a P/E ratio of 7.3, above the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 6.9 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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