NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Silvercorp Metals (NYSE: SVM) is tomorrow, March 28, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 3 cents per share. At a price of $7.15 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.4%. The average volume for Silvercorp has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Silvercorp has a market cap of $1.22 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 11.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Silvercorp Metals Inc. engages in the acquisition, exploration, development, and operation of silver mineral properties in China and Canada. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.5, above the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 14 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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