NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for First Financial Bancorp (Nasdaq: FFBC) is tomorrow, February 29, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 31 cents per share. At a price of $16.92 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.9%. The average volume for First Financial has been 215,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. First Financial has a market cap of $1.04 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 1.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. First Financial Bancorp. operates as the holding company for First Financial Bank, National Association that provides commercial banking, and other banking and banking-related services. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.7, below the average banking industry P/E ratio of 16.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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