NEW YORK ( TheStreet) --Two-thirds of insurers still pay dividends. The exceptions tend to be in health care, such as WellPoint ( WLP), or among firms still struggling, such as PMI Group ( PMI). These five stocks offer strong growth potential and the biggest yields.

5. Unitrin ( UTR) is a Chicago-based multiline insurer.

Dividend yield: 3.57%

Fundamentals: Cash and equivalents up 4.8% in the third quarter. Investments rose 1.8%. Liabilities fell 2.4%. Policy income rose 2.8%. Profit climbed to $62 million on cost cuts.

Market indicators: Price-to-earnings ratio is 5.6. Price-to-book value is 74%. There's little short interest. Price has risen 1.7% this month and 53% during the past year. The beta is 1.21, indicating some volatility. The price is 16% less than the average price target of analysts.

News: Fourth-quarter earnings are scheduled for Feb. 1.

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