NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for First American Financial (NYSE: FAF) is tomorrow, September 28, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 6 cents per share. At a price of $13.56 as of 9:34 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.8%. The average volume for First American Financial has been 617,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. First American Financial has a market cap of $1.4 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 10.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. First American Financial Corporation provides various financial services in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Title Insurance and Services, and Specialty Insurance. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.1, below the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 14.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates First American Financial as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, unimpressive growth in net income and poor profit margins. You can view the full First American Financial Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.