NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for First Busey Corporation (Nasdaq: BUSE) is tomorrow, April 19, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 4 cents per share. At a price of $5.34 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3%.

The average volume for First Busey has been 215,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. First Busey has a market cap of $466.8 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 14.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

First Busey Corporation operates as a bank holding company for Busey Bank that provides various retail and commercial banking products and services to individual, corporate, institutional, and governmental customers in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 20, equal to the average banking industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.4.
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TheStreet Ratings rates First Busey as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has experienced relatively poor performance when compared with the S&P 500 during the past year. You can view the full First Busey Ratings Report.

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