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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Platinum Underwriters Holdings (NYSE: PTP) is tomorrow, February 28, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 8 cents per share. At a price of $35.92 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.9%. The average volume for Platinum Underwriters has been 263,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Platinum Underwriters has a market cap of $1.27 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 6.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Platinum Underwriters Holdings, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides property and marine, casualty and finite risk reinsurance coverage products worldwide. It operates through three segments: Property and Marine, Casualty, and Finite Risk.