NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Symetra Financial Corporation

(NYSE:

SYA

) is Monday, May 23, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 6 cents per share. At a price of $13.37 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.8%.

The average volume for Symetra Financial has been 210,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Symetra Financial has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

insurance

industry. Shares are down 1.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Symetra Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a financial services company in the life insurance industry in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.8, equal to the average insurance industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Symetra Financial as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's profit margins have been poor overall. You can view the full

Symetra Financial Ratings Report

.

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