Travelers Companies Inc (TRV) Stake Lessened by First Republic Investment Management Inc.

First Republic Investment Management Inc. decreased its position in shares of Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) by 12.1% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 464,432 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 64,195 shares during the quarter. First Republic Investment Management Inc. owned approximately 0.17% of Travelers Companies worth $56,903,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Carnick & Kubik Group LLC purchased a new position in shares of Travelers Companies during the third quarter worth about $758,000. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. purchased a new position in shares of Travelers Companies during the third quarter worth about $78,058,000. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale grew its holdings in shares of Travelers Companies by 5.4% during the second quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale now owns 137,846 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $17,537,000 after buying an additional 7,042 shares during the last quarter. Palisade Asset Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Travelers Companies by 2.2% during the second quarter. Palisade Asset Management LLC now owns 18,569 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $2,350,000 after buying an additional 400 shares during the last quarter. Finally, IBM Retirement Fund grew its holdings in shares of Travelers Companies by 109.5% during the second quarter. IBM Retirement Fund now owns 6,812 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $963,000 after buying an additional 3,561 shares during the last quarter. 78.67% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Travelers Companies Inc (TRV) traded up $2.31 during trading on Friday, hitting $134.89. The company had a trading volume of 3,170,654 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,389,142. The firm has a market cap of $36,286.60, a P/E ratio of 16.19, a P/E/G ratio of 2.61 and a beta of 1.25. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 0.41 and a quick ratio of 0.41. Travelers Companies Inc has a 1 year low of $113.76 and a 1 year high of $137.95.

Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The insurance provider reported $0.91 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.10 by ($1.19). The firm had revenue of $6.66 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.46 billion. Travelers Companies had a return on equity of 9.87% and a net margin of 8.56%. The firm’s revenue was up 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $2.40 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that Travelers Companies Inc will post 6.76 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 11th will be paid a $0.72 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 8th. This represents a $2.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.14%. Travelers Companies’s payout ratio is currently 33.45%.

Travelers Companies declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Monday, September 11th that allows the company to buyback outstanding shares. This buyback authorization allows the insurance provider to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally a sign that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

TRV has been the topic of a number of research reports. ValuEngine raised Travelers Companies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $135.00 price objective on shares of Travelers Companies in a research report on Monday, August 21st. Buckingham Research started coverage on shares of Travelers Companies in a research report on Monday, September 11th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $136.00 price objective for the company. Citigroup reduced their price objective on shares of Travelers Companies from $142.00 to $140.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $152.00 price target on shares of Travelers Companies in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $132.01.

In other news, EVP Michael Frederick Klein sold 20,077 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $130.68, for a total transaction of $2,623,662.36. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 21,619 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,825,170.92. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP Maria Olivo sold 33,225 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $134.18, for a total transaction of $4,458,130.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 55,302 shares of company stock valued at $7,347,753 over the last ninety days. 0.82% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Travelers Companies Profile

The Travelers Companies, Inc is a holding company. The Company’s segments include Business and International Insurance; Bond & Specialty Insurance, and Personal Insurance. Through its subsidiaries, it provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance products and services. The Business and International Insurance segment offers property and casualty insurance and insurance related services to its clients, in the United States and in Canada, as well as in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Brazil and throughout other parts of the world.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV)

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Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership Has Lowered Travelers Companies (TRV) Holding By $56.95 Million; Mark Asset Management Lowered Chesapeake Energy (CHK) Stake



December 16, 2017 – By Marie Mckinney

Mark Asset Management Corp decreased Chesapeake Energy Corp (CHK) stake by 82.81% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Mark Asset Management Corp sold 592,505 shares as Chesapeake Energy Corp (CHK)’s stock declined 5.25%. The Mark Asset Management Corp holds 122,995 shares with $611,000 value, down from 715,500 last quarter. Chesapeake Energy Corp now has $3.14B valuation. The stock decreased 3.57% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $3.51. About 42.19M shares traded or 67.38% up from the average. Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) has risen 49.74% since December 16, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 33.04% the S&P500.

Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership decreased Travelers Companies Inc (TRV) stake by 69.52% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership sold 451,968 shares as Travelers Companies Inc (TRV)’s stock declined 0.95%. The Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership holds 198,166 shares with $25.07 million value, down from 650,134 last quarter. Travelers Companies Inc now has $36.92B valuation. The stock increased 1.74% or $2.31 during the last trading session, reaching $134.89. About 3.17M shares traded or 113.51% up from the average. The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) has risen 9.71% since December 16, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.99% the S&P500.

Analysts await The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) to report earnings on January, 23. They expect $2.16 earnings per share, down 32.50% or $1.04 from last year’s $3.2 per share. TRV’s profit will be $591.19 million for 15.61 P/E if the $2.16 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.91 actual earnings per share reported by The Travelers Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 137.36% EPS growth.

Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership increased Euronet Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:EEFT) stake by 148,946 shares to 172,746 valued at $15.09 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Cooper Cos Inc (NYSE:COO) stake by 11,200 shares and now owns 57,900 shares. Norfolk Southern Corp (NYSE:NSC) was raised too.

Among 16 analysts covering Travelers (NYSE:TRV), 6 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Travelers had 48 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, June 26. The stock has “Hold” rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, April 27. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, July 20 by Wells Fargo. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with “Buy” rating and $152.0 target in Monday, December 4 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $126 target in Tuesday, May 23 report. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 13 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Wednesday, October 21. The rating was upgraded by Argus Research to “Buy” on Monday, April 24. Argus Research maintained The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) on Monday, October 26 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Citigroup on Thursday, December 1 to “Buy”.

Mark Asset Management Corp increased Activision Blizzard Inc (NASDAQ:ATVI) stake by 6,716 shares to 211,121 valued at $12.15M in 2017Q2. It also upped Mgic Investment Corp (NYSE:MTG) stake by 44,653 shares and now owns 663,099 shares. Charles Schwab Corp. (NYSE:SCHW) was raised too.

Analysts await Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.23 EPS, up 228.57% or $0.16 from last year’s $0.07 per share. CHK’s profit will be $205.89 million for 3.82 P/E if the $0.23 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.12 actual EPS reported by Chesapeake Energy Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 91.67% EPS growth.

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Checking the Overall Picture for The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV)

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) is an interesting player in the Financial space, with a focus on Property & Casualty Insurance. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $132.58, down from yesterday’s close by -0.73%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) currently trades with a market capitalization of $36.60 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 5.24 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $4.37 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $1.99 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 43.37% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

As most professionals know, technical analysis can offer critical insights into what smart money and insiders think about a stock’s prospects going forward. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, The Travelers Companies, Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $137.95. It is now trading 5.37% off that level. The stock is trading $131.85 its 50-day moving average by -0.73000000000002%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $113.76.

In recent action, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) has made a move of -0.85% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 17.93, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 2.15% with $272.12 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of TRV.

Comparison To Peers: Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI), The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV)

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) shares were trading lower by -0.73 percent ($-0.64) at $86.96 a piece in Thursday’s session. It had closed the previous session at $87.6. DRI trades with a P/S ratio of 1.46. This is lower than the both industry’s 3.02 and the wider sector’s 2979.69. A low price-to-sales ratio, typically less than 1.0, is considered a good value. Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 17.82 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 22.29. Shares of DRI have uptrended 3.7% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has moved -1.71% in that time. Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) has a market cap of $10.79 billion and over the last 12 months, Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) has gone stronger by 13.82%. During the last 52 weeks, the (NYSE:DRI) price has been as high as $95.22 and as low as $71.01. Darden Restaurants, Inc. earnings have risen with an annualized rate of 12.8% over the last 5 years.

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (Mean Target Price: $89.3)

The average 1-year price target for Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) — averaging the work of different analysts — reveals a mean PT of $89.3/share. That’s a potential 2.69 increase relative to where Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) has been trading recently. The current price is seen ranging between $86.93 and $88.645. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $80. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $.

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI) Consensus Recommendation

The collective rating of 2.5 for Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI) also leans strongly towards the neutral end of the spectrum. Of the 27 analysts surveyed by Reuters that track DRI 17 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 10, though not evenly; between analysts who think you should buy Darden Restaurants, Inc. versus those who think you should sell it. A 9 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while1 believe that investors should either steer clear of DRI or, if they already own its stock, sell it.

Is The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) Cheap From Peers?

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) knifed -0.73 percent lower and now trades for $132.58. TRV comes in with a P/S ratio of 1.28 that’s greater than 1, potentially implying that it could be expensive relative to the overall sector (6.03) and its peers (0.67). Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 13.91 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 15.33. During the last 52 weeks, the price has been as high as $137.95 and as low as $113.76. The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) earnings have risen with a quarterly rate of 1.7% over the last 5 years. Shares of TRV have increased 9.84% in the past three monthswhile the S&P 500 has gained 3.13% in that time.

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (Price Objective: $132.33)

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) has a market cap of $36.6 billion and over the last 12 months, TRV has risen by 10.14%. The average 1-year price target for (TRV) reveals an average price target of $132.33 per share. That’s a potential -0.19 fall from where (NYSE:TRV) has been trading recently. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $110. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $151.

Analyst Thoughts About The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV)

The consensus recommendation — averaging the work of 22 analysts — of 2.8 for The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) points to moderate case. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track The Travelers Companies, Inc. 12 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 10 are split, though not evenly, between analysts who think you should buy its stock versus those who think you should sell it. A 6 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 4 believe that investors should either steer clear of (NYSE:TRV) or, if they already own its stock, sell it.

Analyst Views in Focus – Aiken Advocate

Zooming in on shares of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV), we note that the average target price is presently $130.17. This is the consensus target based on projections provided by the covering analysts polled. Wall Street analysts have the ability to provide price target predictions for stocks that they cover.  Price target estimates can be calculated using various methods.  Many investors will track stock target prices, especially when analysts make changes to the projections. A good research report will generally give detailed reasoning for a specific target price estimate. Some investors may follow analyst targets very closely and use the information to complement their own stock research.

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Checking in on stock price activity for The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV), we have recently seen shares trading near the $132.58 mark. Investors will often track the current stock price in relation to its 52-week high and low levels. The 52-week high is currently $136.36, and the 52-week low is presently $115.18. When the current stock price is trading close to either the 52-week high or 52-week low, investors may pay closer attention to see if there will be a breakthrough that level. Over the past 12 weeks, the stock has seen a change of 9.13%. Going back to the start of the calendar year, we can see that shares have moved 8.3%. Pulling the focus closer to the past 4 weeks, shares have seen a change of 1.35%. Over the past 5 trading days, the stock has moved -1.21%.

Taking a quick look at analyst opinions, we can see that the current average broker recommendation on shares of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) is presently 2.79. Out of the covering analysts polled by Zacks Research, 6 have put a Strong Buy or Buy rating on the stock. 

As earnings season comes into focus, investors will be closely tracking sell-side estimates. According to analysts polled by Zacks Research, the current quarter EPS consensus estimate is currently sitting at 1.86 for shares of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV). The number consists of estimates provided by 9 contributing analysts. For the last reporting period, the company posted a quarterly EPS of 0.91. The consensus estimate for last quarter before the earnings report was 0.35. Looking out further to the next quarter EPS estimate, the consensus is currently resting at 2.35. This consensus estimate includes 5 analysts taken into consideration by Zacks. Shifting the focus to the current fiscal year EPS estimate, the number is currently 9.48. Widening the gaze to the next fiscal year, we can see that the consensus EPS estimate is presently 6.76.

The Travelers Companies Inc (TRV) – Financial Newsweek

     

Let’s take aim at some longer term technical indicators on shares of The Travelers Companies Inc (TRV). The current 60-day commodity channel index reading is Hold. The CCI indicator is typically used to scope out overbought and oversold levels. The CCI signal direction is Bearish. Let us now turn the focus to some medium-term indicators on company shares. The reading from the 40-day commodity channel index is currently Hold. As previously noted, the CCI indicator is mainly used to identify oversold and overbought levels. The signal direction is currently reading a Bearish.

Investors are often closely following recent stock price support and resistance levels. The support is a level where a stock may see a bounce after it has dropped. If the stock price can break through the first support level, the attention may move to the second level of support. The resistance is the opposite of support. As a stock rises, it may see a retreat once it hits a certain level of resistance. After a recent look, the stock’s first resistance level is 133.88. On the other side, investors are watching the first support level of 131.56. Investors may also want to take a longer-term look at company shares. According to the most recent information, the stock has a 52-week high of 137.95 and a 52-week low of 113.76. Staying on top of longer-term price action may help provide investors with a wider scope of reference when examining a stock.

The company’s current book value is 86.73. The book value is the per share value of a company based on its equity available to common shareholders for the trailing 12 months. Shifting gears, the company has a current interest coverage value of 4.37. This value measures a company’s ability to honor its debt payments. When the value is below 1, the company may not be generating enough cash from its operations to meet its interest obligations. Tracking current trading session activity on shares of (company), we can see that the stock price recently hit 132.58. Since the start of the session, the stock has managed to touch a high of 134.17 and drop to a low of 131.85.

Active investors may be taking many different angles when doing stock analysis. Keeping track of news, earnings, and technicals may take some hard work. Figuring out when to take risks and when to play it safe in the equity markets, may take some time to achieve. Many investors will take the time to examine how a particular company stacks up against its peers. Focusing on specific sectors may help filter out unnecessary noise. Some stocks may appear very attractive at first glance, but upon examination, they may not be as good as they seem. Staying prepared for multiple market scenarios may be at the forefront of any intelligent investor’s game plan.


Travelers Companies Inc (TRV) Stake Lessened by Pittenger & Anderson Inc.

Pittenger & Anderson Inc. lessened its holdings in Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) by 5.3% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 51,629 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 2,870 shares during the quarter. Pittenger & Anderson Inc.’s holdings in Travelers Companies were worth $6,326,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Carnick & Kubik Group LLC bought a new stake in Travelers Companies in the third quarter worth about $758,000. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. bought a new stake in Travelers Companies in the third quarter worth about $78,058,000. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale raised its position in Travelers Companies by 5.4% in the second quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale now owns 137,846 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $17,537,000 after acquiring an additional 7,042 shares in the last quarter. Palisade Asset Management LLC raised its position in Travelers Companies by 2.2% in the second quarter. Palisade Asset Management LLC now owns 18,569 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $2,350,000 after acquiring an additional 400 shares in the last quarter. Finally, IBM Retirement Fund increased its stake in Travelers Companies by 109.5% in the 2nd quarter. IBM Retirement Fund now owns 6,812 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $963,000 after purchasing an additional 3,561 shares in the last quarter. 78.67% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Travelers Companies Inc (TRV) opened at $132.58 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a quick ratio of 0.41 and a current ratio of 0.41. The company has a market capitalization of $36,550.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.41, a PEG ratio of 2.65 and a beta of 1.25. Travelers Companies Inc has a 1-year low of $113.76 and a 1-year high of $137.95.

Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The insurance provider reported $0.91 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.10 by ($1.19). Travelers Companies had a return on equity of 9.87% and a net margin of 8.56%. The business had revenue of $6.66 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.46 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.40 EPS. Travelers Companies’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Travelers Companies Inc will post 6.76 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.72 per share. This represents a $2.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 8th. Travelers Companies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 33.29%.

Travelers Companies declared that its board has initiated a share buyback program on Monday, September 11th that permits the company to buyback shares. This buyback authorization permits the insurance provider to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically an indication that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.

Several research firms have weighed in on TRV. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $148.00 target price on shares of Travelers Companies in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $152.00 target price on shares of Travelers Companies in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on Travelers Companies in a report on Monday, December 4th. They set a “sell” rating and a $124.00 price target for the company. Wells Fargo & Company set a $125.00 price target on Travelers Companies and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Travelers Companies in a report on Monday, November 6th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $132.01.

In other Travelers Companies news, EVP Andy F. Bessette sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $132.98, for a total value of $265,960.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 8,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,063,840. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, EVP Maria Olivo sold 33,225 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $134.18, for a total value of $4,458,130.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 55,302 shares of company stock worth $7,347,753 in the last ninety days. 0.82% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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Travelers Companies Company Profile

The Travelers Companies, Inc is a holding company. The Company’s segments include Business and International Insurance; Bond & Specialty Insurance, and Personal Insurance. Through its subsidiaries, it provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance products and services. The Business and International Insurance segment offers property and casualty insurance and insurance related services to its clients, in the United States and in Canada, as well as in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Brazil and throughout other parts of the world.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV)




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Trading Watch: Analyst Update for The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) – Concord Register

EPS is commonly considered to be one of the most important factors when evaluating the price of a share. Taking a look at the current quarter consensus earnings per share estimate provided by Zacks Research, we can see that the number for The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) is 1.86. This estimate is using projections provided by 9 Wall Street analysts. Last quarter, the company notched a quarterly EPS of 0.91. Trading around earnings reports can be difficult. Gauging which direction a stock will shift after earnings can sometimes be a toss up. Sometimes, companies may report great numbers with a solid beat, and the stock will head lower. Other times, a stock will miss projections, but the price will rise. Traders who are able to take on the risk may be able to withstand the high volatility that could follow after the report is released.

Investors have a wide range of tools at their disposal when undertaking stock research. Many investors will opt to use a combination of technical and fundamental analysis. Staying on top of the stock market is no easy task. Knowing what information is important and how to interpret that information can be the difference between substantial profits and big losses. Investors are commonly trying to find a way to achieve long lasting success in the stock market. Many investors will experience temporary success that may give them false confidence down the road. Digging into the details and learning as much as possible about how markets work can be a huge help to the investor. 

Sell-side Street analysts often offer stock ratings for companies that they cover. Based on analysts polled by Zacks Research, the present average broker rating on shares of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) is presently 2.7. This average rating includes analysts who have given Sell, Buy and Hold ratings on the equity. This rating uses a numerical recommendation scale from 1 to 5. A score of 1 would represent a Buy recommendation, and a score of 5 would indicate a Sell recommendation. Out of all the analysts providing recommendations, 7 have rated the stock a Strong Buy or Buy, based on data provided by Zacks Research.

Taking a look at some target price information, we note that shares of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) presently have an average target price of $130.17. This is the consensus target price using estimates offered by analysts polled by Zacks Research. Sell-side analysts can calculate price target projections using various methods. Many investors will track stock target prices, especially when analysts make changes to the target. A thorough research report will generally give detailed reasoning for a certain target projection. Some investors may watch sell-side targets very closely and use the data to help with their own stock research.

Let’s shift the focus and look at some historical stock price action on shares of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV). After a recent market scan, we have seen that the stock has been trading near the $133.56 level. Investors may also be tracking the current stock price in relation to its 52-week high and low. The 52-week high is currently sitting at $136.36, and the 52-week low is $115.18. When the stock starts moving towards the 52-week high or 52-week low, investors may pay added attention to see if there will be a breakthrough that level. Over the last 12 weeks, the stock has moved 9.56%. Since the beginning of the calendar year, we can see that shares have changed 9.1%. Over the past 4 weeks, shares have moved -0.11%. Over the previous 5 sessions, the stock has moved -1.33%.

The Travelers Companies Inc (TRV) – Aiken Advocate

Shares of The Travelers Companies Inc (TRV) are moving on volatility today -1.03% or -1.37 from the open. The NYSE listed company saw a recent bid of 132.19 and 500649 shares have traded hands in the session.

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Digging deeping into the The Travelers Companies Inc (TRV) ‘s technical indicators, we note that the Williams Percent Range or 14 day Williams %R currently sits at -69.48. The Williams %R oscillates in a range from 0 to -100. A reading between 0 and -20 would point to an overbought situation. A reading from -80 to -100 would signal an oversold situation. The Williams %R was developed by Larry Williams. This is a momentum indicator that is the inverse of the Fast Stochastic Oscillator. 

Investors are paying close attention to shares of The Travelers Companies Inc (TRV). A popular tool among technical stock analysts is the moving average. Moving averages are considered to be lagging indicators that simply take the average price of a stock over a specific period of time. Moving averages can be very useful for identifying peaks and troughs. They may also be used to help the trader figure out proper support and resistance levels for the stock. Currently, the 200-day MA is sitting at 125.00, and the 50-day is 131.85.

The Travelers Companies Inc (TRV) currently has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of -68.84. Active investors may choose to use this technical indicator as a stock evaluation tool. Used as a coincident indicator, the CCI reading above +100 would reflect strong price action which may signal an uptrend. On the flip side, a reading below -100 may signal a downtrend reflecting weak price action. Using the CCI as a leading indicator, technical analysts may use a +100 reading as an overbought signal and a -100 reading as an oversold indicator, suggesting a trend reversal.

The RSI, or Relative Strength Index, is a widely used technical momentum indicator that compares price movement over time. The RSI was created by J. Welles Wilder who was striving to measure whether or not a stock was overbought or oversold. The RSI may be useful for spotting abnormal price activity and volatility. The RSI oscillates on a scale from 0 to 100. The normal reading of a stock will fall in the range of 30 to 70. A reading over 70 would indicate that the stock is overbought, and possibly overvalued. A reading under 30 may indicate that the stock is oversold, and possibly undervalued. After a recent check, the 14-day RSI for The Travelers Companies Inc is currently at 46.47, the 7-day stands at 36.57, and the 3-day is sitting at 20.54.

Another technical indicator that may be a powerful resource for determining trend strength is the Average Directional Index or ADX. The ADX was introduced by J. Welles Wilder in the late 1970’s and it has stood the test of time. The ADX is typically used in conjunction with the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) to help spot trend direction as well as trend strength. At the time of writing, the 14-day ADX for The Travelers Companies Inc (TRV) is noted at 23.19. Many technical analysts believe that an ADX value over 25 would suggest a strong trend. A reading under 20 would indicate no trend, and a reading from 20-25 would suggest that there is no clear trend signal.

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