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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Pier one Imports (NYSE: PIR) is Monday, April 16, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 4 cents per share. At a price of $17.84 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.9%. The average volume for Pier one Imports has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Pier one Imports has a market cap of $2.04 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. Shares are up 28.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Pier one Imports, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an importer and specialty retailer of imported decorative home furnishings and gifts in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company has a P/E ratio of 19, above the average retail industry P/E ratio of 12.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.