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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) is tomorrow, August 9, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of $2.65 per share. At a price of $619.18 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.7%. The average volume for Apple has been 15.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Apple has a market cap of $583.58 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer hardware industry. Shares are up 53.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Apple Inc., together with subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and markets personal computers, mobile communication devices, and portable digital music and video players, as well as sells various related software, services, peripherals, and networking solutions. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.6, equal to the average computer hardware industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.