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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Hancock Holding Company (Nasdaq: HBHC) is tomorrow, March 1, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 24 cents per share. At a price of $33.95 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.8%. The average volume for Hancock Holding has been 520,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Hancock Holding has a market cap of $2.89 billion and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Hancock Holding Company, a financial holding company, provides various banking and financial services in south Mississippi, Louisiana, South Alabama, and Florida. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.9, below the average banking industry P/E ratio of 23.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.