NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for BancorpSouth (NYSE: BXS) is tomorrow, March 13, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of one cent per share. At a price of $12.28 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.3%. The average volume for BancorpSouth has been one million shares per day over the past 30 days. BancorpSouth has a market cap of $993.5 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 11.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. BancorpSouth, Inc. operates as the holding company for BancorpSouth Bank that provides commercial banking and financial services to individuals, and small-to-medium sized businesses in Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Missouri, and Illinois. The company has a P/E ratio of 26.8, above the average banking industry P/E ratio of 26.4 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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