NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Symetra Financial Corporation

(NYSE:

SYA

) is tomorrow, May 16, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 7 cents per share. At a price of $12 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.3%.

The average volume for Symetra Financial has been 438,100 shares per day over the past 30 days. Symetra Financial has a market cap of $1.45 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

insurance

industry. Shares are up 33.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Symetra Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides group and individual insurance products and retirement products in the United States and the District of Columbia. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.5, 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

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, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. You can view the full

Symetra Financial Ratings Report

.

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