NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Symetra Financial Corporation (NYSE: SYA) is tomorrow, November 18, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 6 cents per share. At a price of $9.12 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.6%.

The average volume for Symetra Financial has been 518,500 shares per day 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 32.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Symetra Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides group and individual insurance products and retirement products in the United States and the District of Columbia. The company has a P/E ratio of 6.8, above the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 6.6 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 unimpressive growth in net income, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. You can view the full Symetra Financial Ratings Report.

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