NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Washington Federal (Nasdaq: WFSL) is tomorrow, April six, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of six cents per share. At a price of $17.18 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.4%. The average volume for Washington Federal has been 520,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Washington Federal has a market cap of $1.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 1.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Washington Federal, Inc. operates as the holding company for Washington Federal, which provides various financial services in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4, equal to the average banking industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.8.
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