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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Boston Properties (NYSE: BXP) is tomorrow, March 28, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 55 cents per share. At a price of $104.35 as of 10:05 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.1%. The average volume for Boston has been 976,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Boston has a market cap of $15.05 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 4.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Boston Properties, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ownership and development of office properties. The company has a P/E ratio of 55.9, below the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 93.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.