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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Exelon (NYSE: EXC) is Monday, August 13, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 53 cents per share. At a price of $38.53 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 5.5%. The average volume for Exelon has been six million shares per day over the past 30 days. Exelon has a market cap of $32.56 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are down 11.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Exelon Corporation, a utility services holding company, engages in the generation of electricity in the United States. It generates electricity from nuclear, fossil, hydro, and renewable energy sources. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.9, below the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 15.8 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.