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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (NYSE: PBR.A) is Monday, May 14, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 18 cents per share. At a price of $20.11 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.6%. The average volume for Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has been 7.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras has a market cap of $133.97 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and energy industry. Shares are down 11.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. primarily engages in oil and natural gas exploration and production, refining, trade, and transportation businesses. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.