NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Wisconsin Energy Corporation (NYSE: WEC) is tomorrow, August 10, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 30 cents per share. At a price of $39.68 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3%. The average volume for Wisconsin Energy has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Wisconsin Energy has a market cap of $9.18 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 13.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Wisconsin Energy Corporation generates and distributes electric energy, as well as distributes natural gas. It generates electricity from coal, natural gas, wind, and hydro sources. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.4, equal to the average utilities industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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