NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Starbucks Corporation (Nasdaq: SBUX) is Monday, May 7, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 17 cents per share. At a price of $55.55 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.2%. The average volume for Starbucks has been 7.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Starbucks has a market cap of $43.64 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. Shares are up 23.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Starbucks Corporation purchases and roasts whole bean coffees. It operates 6,705 company-operated stores and 4,082 licensed stores in the United States; and 2,326 company-operated stores and 3,890 licensed stores in Canada, the U.K., China, Germany, Thailand, and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.5, equal to the average leisure industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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