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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for RLJ Lodging (NYSE: RLJ) is tomorrow, June 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 17 cents per share. At a price of $17.47 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.8%. The average volume for RLJ has been 406,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. RLJ has a market cap of $1.84 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 3.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. RLJ Lodging Trust is an independent equity real estate investment trust. The firm also manages real estate funds. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The firm primarily invests in premium-branded, focused service, and compact full-service hotels.