Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the fourteen analysts that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $136.50.

TRV has been the topic of several analyst reports. Wells Fargo & Co set a $130.00 target price on Travelers Companies and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 23rd. Royal Bank of Canada downgraded Travelers Companies from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and set a $133.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Tuesday, December 11th. Barclays raised Travelers Companies from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and boosted their target price for the company from $135.00 to $145.00 in a research report on Wednesday, January 9th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Travelers Companies from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, January 21st. Finally, Credit Suisse Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $141.00 price objective on shares of Travelers Companies in a report on Thursday, December 20th.

In related news, Vice Chairman William H. Heyman sold 8,323 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, January 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $125.54, for a total transaction of $1,044,869.42. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 239,744 shares in the company, valued at approximately $30,097,461.76. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Vice Chairman William H. Heyman sold 3,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $133.55, for a total value of $467,425.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 243,245 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $32,485,369.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 118,894 shares of company stock valued at $15,566,097. 0.80% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Sontag Advisory LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Travelers Companies in the 4th quarter worth $27,000. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund lifted its holdings in shares of Travelers Companies by 11,730.3% in the 4th quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 3,525,799 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $29,000 after buying an additional 3,495,996 shares during the period. Global Retirement Partners LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Travelers Companies by 120.5% in the 4th quarter. Global Retirement Partners LLC now owns 247 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $30,000 after buying an additional 135 shares during the period. Clarfeld Financial Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Travelers Companies in the 4th quarter worth $31,000. Finally, Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Travelers Companies by 401.5% in the 4th quarter. Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 331 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $40,000 after buying an additional 265 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 79.91% of the company’s stock.

NYSE TRV opened at $134.18 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $35.34 billion, a PE ratio of 15.01, a P/E/G ratio of 0.94 and a beta of 1.07. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a quick ratio of 0.38 and a current ratio of 0.38. Travelers Companies has a fifty-two week low of $111.08 and a fifty-two week high of $142.64.

Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, January 22nd. The insurance provider reported $2.13 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.98 by $0.15. The firm had revenue of $6.95 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.92 billion. Travelers Companies had a return on equity of 10.69% and a net margin of 8.32%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.28 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that Travelers Companies will post 11.18 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 29th. Investors of record on Monday, March 11th will be issued a dividend of $0.77 per share. This represents a $3.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.30%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 8th. Travelers Companies’s payout ratio is currently 34.45%.

Travelers Companies Company Profile

The Travelers Companies, Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of commercial and personal property, and casualty insurance products and services to businesses, government units, associations, and individuals in the United states and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Business Insurance, Bond & Specialty Insurance, and Personal Insurance.

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