Provident Financial Services Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (PFS)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Provident Financial Services (NYSE: PFS) is tomorrow, November 10, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 12 cents per share. At a price of $12.53 as of 9:47 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.8%.

The average volume for Provident Financial Services has been 407,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Provident Financial Services has a market cap of $770.3 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 15.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Provident Financial Services, Inc. operates as the holding company for The Provident Bank that provides banking services to individuals, families, and businesses in New Jersey. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.1, 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 Provident Financial Services as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Provident Financial Services Ratings Report.

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