NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Symetra Financial Corporation (NYSE: SYA) hit a new 52-week low Thursday as it is currently trading at $8.39, below its previous 52-week low of $8.63 with 51,296 shares traded as of 9:41 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 404,400 shares over the past 30 days.

Symetra Financial has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 36.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 5.3, 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 sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. You can view the full Symetra Financial Ratings Report.

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