ACE Limited to Buy Penn Millers for $92 Million (ACE)

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Property and casualty insurer Penn Millers Holding Corp. ( PMIC ) on Thursday said it has agreed to be bought by insurance giant ACE Limited ( ACE ) for around $92.3 million..

The $20.50 per-share asking price represents almost a 26% premium over Penn Miller's Wednesday closing price of $16.30. PMIC is based in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

The deal, which is subject to shareholder approval, is expected to close during the first quarter of 2012.

ACE Limited shares were mostly flat in premarket trading Thursday.

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Shares of ACE Limited ( ACE ) have a 2.18% dividend yield, based on last night's closing stock price of $64.19. The stock has technical support in the $60 price area. The stock is not trading far off all-time highs of $68-$69 a share.

ACE Limited ( ACE ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.

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