NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Wintrust Financial (Nasdaq: WTFC) is tomorrow, February 7, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 9 cents per share. At a price of $32.05 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.6%. The average volume for Wintrust Financial has been 296,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Wintrust Financial has a market cap of $1.13 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 13.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Wintrust Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in community banking, specialty finance, and wealth management operations. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.6, below the average banking industry P/E ratio of 18.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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