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.
TheStreet Ratings rates Wintrust Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, expanding profit margins, compelling growth in net income 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 Wintrust Financial Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.