NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Old Republic International Corporation

(NYSE:

ORI

) is tomorrow, March 1, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 18 cents per share. At a price of $10.78 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 6.5%.

The average volume for Old Republic International has been 3.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Old Republic International has a market cap of $2.45 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

insurance

industry. Shares are up 16% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Old Republic International Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various insurance and mortgage guaranty products in North America. The company operates in three segments: General Insurance, Mortgage Guaranty, and Title Insurance.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Old Republic International as a

hold

. 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 and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

Old Republic International Ratings Report

.

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