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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Alterra Capital Holdings (Nasdaq: ALTE) is tomorrow, February 17, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 14 cents per share. At a price of $23.18 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.4%. The average volume for Alterra has been 455,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Alterra has a market cap of $2.53 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 0.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Alterra Capital Holdings Limited, through its subsidiaries, provides specialty insurance and reinsurance products to corporations, public entities, and property and casualty insurers principally in Bermuda, Ireland, the United States, and the United Kingdom. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.4, above the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 24.5 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.