NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for XL Group plc (NYSE: XL) is Monday, June 13, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 11 cents per share. At a price of $21.03 as of 9:33 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.1%.

The average volume for XL Group plc has been four million shares per day over the past 30 days. XL Group plc has a market cap of $6.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 2.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

XL Group plc, through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and reinsurance coverages to industrial, commercial, and professional firms, insurance companies, and other enterprises worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Insurance, Reinsurance, and Life Operations. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.5, below the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 33 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates XL Group plc as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, weak operating cash flow and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share. You can view the full XL Group plc Ratings Report.

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