The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) has been given an average rating of “Moderate Buy” by thirteen brokerage firms that cover the company. Of the thirteen analysts, seven have rated the stock as hold, five have given it a buy rating, and one has issued a strong buy rating.
The average twelve-month target price among analysts who have recently updated their coverage on the stock is $196.92.
Several research firms have recently issued reports on TRV. StockNews.com initiated coverage on Travelers Companies with a “hold” rating on August 17th. Piper Sandler lowered their price target on the stock to $176.00 from $208.00 in a report on July 6th. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a $185.00 price target on the stock on July 21st. Royal Bank of Canada raised their price target from C$183.00 to C$185.00 on July 20th. Lastly, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price target from $185.00 to $194.00 on July 6th.
Shares of TRV stock opened at $166.85 on Tuesday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $166.43 and a 200-day moving average price of $172.00. Travelers Companies has a 52-week low of $149.65 and a 52-week high of $194.51. The company has a market capitalization of $38.20 billion, a PE ratio of 17.77, a P/E/G ratio of 1.39, and a beta of 0.60. The company has a quick ratio of 0.33, a current ratio of 0.33, and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37.
Travelers Companies last reported quarterly earnings data on July 20th. The insurance provider reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.06 for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.05. The company had revenue of $10.10 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.97 billion. Travelers Companies had a return on equity of 10.75% and a net margin of 5.77%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 10.5% compared to the same quarter last year, with earnings per share of $2.57.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on September 29th to shareholders of record on September 8th. The dividend is $1.00 per share, representing an annualized dividend of $4.00 and a yield of 2.40%. The ex-dividend date is September 7th.
In other news, EVP Michael Frederick Klein sold 10,000 shares of the stock on July 24th at an average price of $175.05, for a total value of $1,750,500. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 14,080 shares of the company’s stock.
As of now, 81.12% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
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