A favorite of value investors, Symetra Financial (SYA) just repurchased about 5% of its float -...

|About: Symetra Financial Corpor... (SYA)|By:, SA News Editor

A favorite of value investors, Symetra Financial (SYA) just repurchased about 5% of its float - buying 6.1M shares from an affiliate of Vestar Capital Partners (director Sandy Levy) at $13.43 each. The board boosted the 10M share buyback program by 6M to accommodate the purchase. Book value as of March 31 was $18.32/share.