NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Assurant Inc

(NYSE:

AIZ

) is tomorrow, November 23, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 18 cents per share. At a price of $37.01 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.9%.

The average volume for Assurant has been 1.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Assurant has a market cap of $3.49 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

insurance

industry. Shares are down 3.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Assurant, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides specialized insurance products and related services. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.7, below the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 16.8 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Assurant as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full

Assurant Ratings Report

.

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