NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Home BancShares (Nasdaq: HOMB) is Monday, November 14, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 8 cents per share. At a price of $24.15 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.4%.

The average volume for Home BancShares has been 109,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Home BancShares has a market cap of $698.6 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 8.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Home BancShares, Inc. operates as a holding company for the Centennial Bank that provides various commercial and retail banking, and related financial products and services to businesses, real estate developers, investors, individuals, and municipalities. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.2, below the average banking industry P/E ratio of 29.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Home BancShares as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Home BancShares Ratings Report.

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