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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for A Schulman (Nasdaq: SHLM) is tomorrow, April 17, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 19 cents per share. At a price of $23.97 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.1%. The average volume for A Schulman has been 177,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. A Schulman has a market cap of $693.1 million and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 13.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. A. Schulman, Inc. supplies plastic compounds and resins for packaging, consumer products, industrial, and automotive applications. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.4, below the average chemicals industry P/E ratio of 15.8 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.