First Busey Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (BUSE)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for First Busey (Nasdaq: BUSE) is tomorrow, January 18, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 4 cents per share. At a price of $5.21 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.1%.

The average volume for First Busey has been 171,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. First Busey has a market cap of $447.7 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 3.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

First Busey Corporation operates as the 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 15.7, equal to the average banking industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates First Busey as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that we feel that the company's cash flow from its operations has been weak overall. You can view the full First Busey Ratings Report.

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