First Busey Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (BUSE)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for First Busey (Nasdaq: BUSE) is tomorrow, April 18, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 4 cents per share. At a price of $4.66 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.5%.

The average volume for First Busey has been 137,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. First Busey has a market cap of $404.5 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 7.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

First Busey Corporation operates as the bank holding company for Busey Bank that provides various retail and commercial banking products and services to individual, corporate, institutional, and governmental customers in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.6, below the average banking industry P/E ratio of 16.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates First Busey as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, weak operating cash flow and unimpressive growth in net income. You can view the full First Busey Ratings Report.

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