Last $22.95 USD
Change Today +0.54 / 2.41%
Volume 290.0K
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Exchange
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As of 4:15 PM 12/18/14 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

symetra financial corp (SYA) Snapshot

Open
$22.66
Previous Close
$22.41
Day High
$22.97
Day Low
$22.59
52 Week High
09/3/14 - $23.57
52 Week Low
01/29/14 - $17.10
Market Cap
2.7B
Average Volume 10 Days
256.4K
EPS TTM
$1.85
Shares Outstanding
115.9M
EX-Date
11/24/14
P/E TM
12.4x
Dividend
$0.40
Dividend Yield
7.41%
Current Stock Chart for SYMETRA FINANCIAL CORP (SYA)

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symetra financial corp (SYA) Details

Symetra Financial Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides products and services that serve the retirement, employee benefits, and life insurance markets in the United States and the District of Columbia. The company operates through three divisions: Benefits, Retirement, and Individual Life. The Benefits division provides medical stop-loss, limited benefit medical, group life, accidental death and dismemberment, and disability income insurance products to employers, unions, and public agencies, as well as provides underwriting and consulting services. The Retirement division offers fixed and variable deferred annuities to consumers who accumulate tax-deferred assets for retirement; single premium immediate annuities to customers seeking a reliable source of retirement income or to protect against outliving their assets during retirement; and funding services options to structured settlement clients. The Individual Life division provides various individual life insurance products, such as term and universal life insurance; and institutional products, including bank-owned life insurance and variable corporate-owned life insurance. The company distributes its products through a network of benefits consultants, financial institutions, independent agents and advisers, third party administrators, employee benefits brokers, and consultants and administrative services only insurance carriers, as well as through brokerage general agents and specialty agents. Symetra Financial Corporation was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

1,230 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/25/14
Founded in 1957

symetra financial corp (SYA) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director,...
Total Annual Compensation: $525.0K
Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting...
Total Annual Compensation: $400.0K
Executive Vice President of Retirement Divisi...
Total Annual Compensation: $635.0K
Senior Vice President of Benefits Division - ...
Total Annual Compensation: $435.0K
Executive Vice President of Benefits Division...
Total Annual Compensation: $376.9K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

symetra financial corp (SYA) Key Developments

Symetra Financial Corporation Declares Cash Dividend, Payable on or about December 10, 2014

Symetra Financial Corporation's board of directors declared a cash dividend of $0.10 per share on the company's stock. The dividend will be payable on or about December 10, 2014, to common shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 26, 2014.

Symetra Financial Corporation Terminates Investment Management Agreement with White Mountains Advisors LLC

On October 30, 2014, Symetra Financial Corporation provided notice to White Mountains Advisors LLC that, effective December 31, 2014, Symetra is terminating the Investment Management Agreement dated as of June 1, 2011, between WMA, Symetra, and certain of Symetra's affiliated companies. Notice was given in accordance with Section 21 of the agreement and neither Symetra nor any of its affiliated companies will incur termination penalties.

Symetra Financial Corporation Announces Special Dividend, Payable on November 21, 2014; Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2014

Symetra Financial Corporation's board of directors has approved a special dividend of $1.30 per share, totaling $150.7 million. The dividend will be payable on November 21, 2014, to common shareholders of record as of the close of business on November 7, 2014. The company reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported total revenues of $509.0 million, income from operations before income taxes of $37.3 million, net income of $36.0 million or $0.31 per basic and diluted share compared to the total revenues of $526.1 million, income from operations before income taxes of $53.2 million, net income of $45.3 million or $0.38 per basic and diluted share for the same quarter year ago. Adjusted operating income was $45.5 million or $0.39 per diluted share compared to the $48.8 million or $0.41 per diluted share for the same quarter year ago. For the nine months period, the company reported total revenues of $1,601.6 million, income from operations before income taxes of $214.6 million, net income of $186.8 million or $1.60 per diluted share compared to the total revenues of $1,596.4 million, income from operations before income taxes of $191.6 million, net income of $156.3 million or $1.21 per diluted share for the same period year ago. Adjusted operating income was $166.5 million or $1.43 per diluted share compared to the $150.9 million or $1.16 per diluted share for the same period year ago. Adjusted book value per common share as on September 30, 2014 was $21.26.

 

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