NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Prosperity

(Nasdaq:

PRSP

) is tomorrow, December 14, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $39.73 as of 10:04 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2%.

The average volume for Prosperity has been 381,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Prosperity has a market cap of $1.86 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

banking

industry. Shares are up 1% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. operates as the holding company for Prosperity Bank that provides retail and commercial banking services to small and medium-sized businesses and consumers. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.5, 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 Prosperity as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full

Prosperity Ratings Report

.

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