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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Provident Financial Services (NYSE: PFS) is Monday, February 13, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 12 cents per share. At a price of $14.29 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.3%. The average volume for Provident Financial Services has been 237,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Provident Financial Services has a market cap of $855.7 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 7.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Provident Financial Services, Inc. operates as the holding company for The Provident Bank that provides banking services to individuals, families, and businesses in New Jersey. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.4, below the average banking industry P/E ratio of 14.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.