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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