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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for BB&T (NYSE: BBT) is tomorrow, April 4, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $31.33 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.5%. The average volume for BB&T has been 5.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. BB&T has a market cap of $19.35 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 24.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. BB&T Corporation operates as a financial holding company for Branch Banking and Trust Company that provides various banking and trust services for retail and commercial clients. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.2, above the average banking industry P/E ratio of 15.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.