Community Bank System Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (CBU)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Community Bank System (NYSE: CBU) is tomorrow, December 13, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 26 cents per share. At a price of $26.58 as of 9:47 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 4%.

The average volume for Community Bank System has been 270,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Community Bank System has a market cap of $957.6 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 2.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Community Bank System, Inc. operates as the holding company for Community Bank, N.A. that provides various banking and financial services to the retail, commercial, and municipal customers. It offers loans and accepts deposits. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2, equal to the average banking industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Community Bank System as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. 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 Community Bank System Ratings Report.

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