NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Unitrin Incorporated (NYSE: UTR) is tomorrow, May 11, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 24 cents per share. At a price of $29.96 as of 9:32 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.3%.

The average volume for Unitrin has been 177,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Unitrin has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 21.8% year to date as of the previous trading day's close.

Unitrin, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the property and casualty insurance, life and health insurance, and automobile finance businesses primarily in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.4, below the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 9.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.2.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Unitrin 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, increase in stock price during the past year and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Unitrin Ratings Report.

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