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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for BioMed Realty (NYSE: BMR) is tomorrow, March 28, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 22 cents per share. At a price of $19.28 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.5%. The average volume for BioMed has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. BioMed has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 6.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. BioMed Realty Trust, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) that focuses on providing real estate to the life science industry in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 100.6, below the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 107.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.