NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Symetra Financial Corporation (NYSE: SYA) is Monday, August 22, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 6 cents per share. At a price of $10.24 as of 10:06 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.2%.

The average volume for Symetra Financial has been 438,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. Symetra Financial has a market cap of $1.3 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 26.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Symetra Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a financial services company in the life insurance industry in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.3, 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 hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. You can view the full Symetra Financial Ratings Report.

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