NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Unitrin Incorporated (NYSE: UTR) is tomorrow, August 10, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 24 cents per share. At a price of $24.29 as of 10:08 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.8%.

The average volume for Unitrin has been 211,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Unitrin has a market cap of $1.5 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 4.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Unitrin, Inc., a diversified insurance holding company, provides various insurance products and services in the United States. The company offers automobile, homeowners, life, health, and other insurance products for individuals and small businesses. The company has a P/E ratio of 10.2, 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 Unitrin as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. You can view the full Unitrin Ratings Report.

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