NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Woodward (Nasdaq: WWD) is tomorrow, May 16, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 8 cents per share. At a price of $38.82 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.8%. The average volume for Woodward has been 261,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Woodward has a market cap of $2.69 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are down 4.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Woodward, Inc. designs, manufactures, and services energy control and optimization solutions for the aerospace and energy markets worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.9, equal to the average industrial industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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