NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP) is tomorrow, March 21, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 6 cents per share. At a price of $88.36 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.3%. The average volume for Advance Auto Parts has been 809,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Advance Auto Parts has a market cap of $5.45 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 26.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Advance Auto Parts, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items. It operates in two segments, Advance Auto Parts (AAP), and Autopart International (AI). The company has a P/E ratio of 17.2, above the average retail industry P/E ratio of 15.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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