) -- The ex-dividend date for

Cardinal Financial



) is tomorrow, November 1, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 3 cents per share. At a price of $10.58 as of 9:47 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.1%.

The average volume for Cardinal Financial has been 125,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Cardinal Financial has a market cap of $295.4 million and is part of the


sector and


industry. Shares are down 7.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Cardinal Financial Corporation operates as the holding company for Cardinal Bank that provides banking products and services to commercial and retail customers in Virginia and greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. It primarily engages in accepting deposits and originating loans. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.4, above the average banking industry P/E ratio of 12.8 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Cardinal Financial as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full

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