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Owners of HCC Insurance Holdings (NYSE: HCC) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 22 cents per share. At a price of $45.85 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2%. The average volume for HCC Insurance Holdings has been 332,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. HCC Insurance Holdings has a market cap of $4.6 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 23.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. underwrites non-correlated specialty insurance products worldwide. The company operates in five segments: U.S. Property and Casualty, Professional Liability, Accident and Health, U.S. Surety and Credit, and International. The U.S. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.58. TheStreet Ratings rates HCC Insurance Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full HCC Insurance Holdings Ratings Report now.