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Owners of Protective Life (NYSE: PL) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 20 cents per share. At a price of $38.80 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.1%. The average volume for Protective Life has been 485,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Protective Life has a market cap of $3.0 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 35.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys dividend stocks that have the potential for a 3% to 4% yield and 10% growth. Get his best picks for less than $50/year. Protective Life Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides financial services primarily in the United States. The company engages in the production, distribution, and administration of insurance and investment products. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.26. TheStreet Ratings rates Protective Life as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Protective Life Ratings Report now.