NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Hartford Financial Services Group

(NYSE:

HIG

) is tomorrow, May 30, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 10 cents per share. At a price of $17.43 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.3%.

The average volume for Hartford Financial Services Group has been 7.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Hartford Financial Services Group has a market cap of $7.64 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

insurance

industry. Shares are up 6.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides insurance and financial services primarily in the United States and Japan. The company has a P/E ratio of 27.1, above the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 22.2 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

buy

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

Hartford Financial Services Group Ratings Report

.

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