NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Allied World Assurance Company Holdings (NYSE: AWH) is tomorrow, December 21, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 38 cents per share. At a price of $58 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.5%. The average volume for Allied World Assurance has been 296,000 shares per day over the past 30 days. Allied World Assurance has a market cap of $2.25 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 3.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG operates as a specialty insurance and reinsurance company in Bermuda, Hong Kong, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.9, 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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