NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Hancock Holding Company

(Nasdaq:

HBHC

) is tomorrow, September 1, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 24 cents per share. At a price of $30.12 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.2%.

The average volume for Hancock Holding has been 577,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Hancock Holding has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

banking

industry. Shares are down 13.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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Hancock Holding Company, a financial holding company, provides various banking and financial services in south Mississippi, Louisiana, South Alabama, and Florida. The company has a P/E ratio of 21, above the average banking industry P/E ratio of 20.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Hancock Holding as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full

Hancock Holding Ratings Report

.

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