NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE: AVD) is tomorrow, March 29, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $21.34 as of 11:23 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.5%. The average volume for American Vanguard has been 132,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. American Vanguard has a market cap of $413.3 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 58.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. American Vanguard Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in manufacturing, developing, and marketing specialty chemical products for agricultural and commercial uses. The company manufactures and formulates chemicals for crops, human, and animal health protection. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.3, above the average chemicals industry P/E ratio of 21.3 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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