NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Silver Wheaton Corporation (NYSE: SLW) is Monday, April 2, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 9 cents per share. At a price of $33.29 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.1%. The average volume for Silver Wheaton has been five million shares per day over the past 30 days. Silver Wheaton has a market cap of $11.29 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are up 14.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Silver Wheaton Corp., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a silver streaming company worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.9, below the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio of 28 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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