NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Republic Services (NYSE: RSG) is tomorrow, March 29, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 22 cents per share. At a price of $30.60 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.9%. The average volume for Republic Services has been 2.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Republic Services has a market cap of $10.5 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. Shares are up 11.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Republic Services, Inc. provides non-hazardous solid waste collection, transfer, and disposal services for commercial, industrial, municipal, and residential customers in the United States and Puerto Rico. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.6, below the average materials & construction industry P/E ratio of 19.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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