NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Boston Private Financial Holdings (Nasdaq: BPFH) is tomorrow, May 8, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of one cent per share. At a price of $9.03 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.4%.

The average volume for Boston Private Financial has been 441,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Boston Private Financial has a market cap of $709.5 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are up 14.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. operates as the multi-bank holding company in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8, above the average banking industry P/E ratio of 15.9 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Boston Private Financial as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full Boston Private Financial Ratings Report.

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