NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for First American Financial (NYSE: FAF) is tomorrow, March 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 $15.91 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2%. The average volume for First American Financial has been 678,500 shares per day over the past 30 days. First American Financial has a market cap of $1.49 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 25.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. First American Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides various financial services in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Title Insurance and Services, and Specialty Insurance. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.7, above the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 17.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates First American Financial as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and deteriorating net income. You can view the full First American Financial Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.