NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for United Bankshares (Nasdaq: UBSI) is tomorrow, March 9, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 30 cents per share. At a price of $27.85 as of 9:32 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4.3%.

The average volume for United has been 190,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. United has a market cap of $1.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 5.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

United Bankshares, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various commercial and retail banking services and products. The company has a P/E ratio of 17, equal to the average banking industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.5.

TheStreet Ratings rates United as buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. You can view the full United Ratings Report.

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