NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Hartford Financial Services Group

(NYSE:

HIG

) is tomorrow, March 1, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 10 cents per share. At a price of $20.77 as of 10:05 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2%.

The average volume for Hartford Financial Services Group has been 7.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hartford Financial Services Group has a market cap of $8.29 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

insurance

industry. Shares are up 27% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and financial services in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.3, above the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 8.7 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Hartford Financial Services Group as a

hold

. The company's strongest point has been its expanding profit margins. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. You can view the full

Hartford Financial Services Group Ratings Report

.

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