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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Ashford Hospitality (NYSE: AHT) is tomorrow, March 28, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 11 cents per share. At a price of $9.57 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.7%. The average volume for Ashford has been 615,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ashford has a market cap of $610.2 million and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 18.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm engages in investment and management of properties in the hospitality industry. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States.