NEW YORK (
) -- The ex-dividend date for
) is tomorrow, November 30, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 27 cents per share. At a price of $15.09 as of 9:32 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.3%.
The average volume for First Financial has been 324,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. First Financial has a market cap of $845.4 million and is part of the
industry. Shares are down 18.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.
First Financial Bancorp. operates as the holding company for First Financial Bank, National Association that provides commercial banking, and other banking and banking-related services. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.6, equal to the average banking industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates First Financial as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full