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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for AmeriGas Partners (NYSE: APU) is tomorrow, May 8, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 80 cents per share. At a price of $40.60 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 7.9%. The average volume for AmeriGas has been 330,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. AmeriGas has a market cap of $3.75 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 11.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. AmeriGas Partners, L.P., through its subsidiary, AmeriGas Propane, L.P., operates as a retail and wholesale distributor of propane gas in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.1, below the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 31.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.