NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Stewart Information Services (NYSE: STC) is tomorrow, December 13, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 5 cents per share. At a price of $10.72 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.5%.

The average volume for Stewart Information Services has been 117,300 shares per day over the past 30 days. Stewart Information Services has a market cap of $196.9 million and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 5.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Stewart Information Services Corporation provides title insurance and related information services required for settlement by the real estate and mortgage industries. It operates in two segments, Title Insurance-Related Services and Real Estate Information. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.6, below the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 22 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Stewart Information Services as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. You can view the full Stewart Information Services Ratings Report.

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