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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Brookline Bancorp (Nasdaq: BRKL) is tomorrow, February 8, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 9 cents per share. At a price of $9.50 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.5%. The average volume for Brookline has been 376,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Brookline has a market cap of $545.3 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 15.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Brookline Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Brookline Bank that provides various banking products and services. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.9, below the average banking industry P/E ratio of 20 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.