Owners of BancorpSouth (NYSE: BXS) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $24.18 as of 9:32 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.8%. The average volume for BancorpSouth has been 657,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. BancorpSouth has a market cap of $2.3 billion and is part of the banking industry. Shares are up 67.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. BancorpSouth, Inc. operates as a financial holding company for BancorpSouth Bank that provides commercial banking and financial services to individuals and small-to-medium size businesses. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.60. TheStreet Ratings rates BancorpSouth as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. You can view the full BancorpSouth Ratings Report now.