NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for First Financial Bancorp (Nasdaq: FFBC) is tomorrow, May 30, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 29 cents per share. At a price of $16.13 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.7%. The average volume for First Financial has been 236,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. First Financial has a market cap of $948.4 million and is part of the financial sector and banking industry. Shares are down 2.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. First Financial Bancorp. operates as a bank 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 14.2, equal to the average banking industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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