The Travelers Companies (TRV) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Report Shows

Media stories about The Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. The Travelers Companies earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.2495760895268 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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Shares of NYSE TRV traded down $2.04 during trading on Friday, hitting $137.25. The company had a trading volume of 1,738,587 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,541,037. The Travelers Companies has a fifty-two week low of $113.76 and a fifty-two week high of $150.55. The firm has a market cap of $37,253.50, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.85, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.72 and a beta of 1.25. The company has a quick ratio of 0.39, a current ratio of 0.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28.

The Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd. The insurance provider reported $2.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.56 by ($0.28). The Travelers Companies had a net margin of 7.13% and a return on equity of 8.61%. The company had revenue of $7.45 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.47 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $3.20 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that The Travelers Companies will post 10.62 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 30th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 9th were given a $0.72 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 8th. This represents a $2.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.10%. The Travelers Companies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 39.56%.

TRV has been the topic of several analyst reports. ValuEngine lowered shares of The Travelers Companies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of The Travelers Companies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $148.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, January 5th. Bank of America upgraded shares of The Travelers Companies from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Wells Fargo restated a “market perform” rating and set a $142.00 price target on shares of The Travelers Companies in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group raised their price target on shares of The Travelers Companies from $141.00 to $144.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $137.88.

In related news, EVP Thomas M. Kunkel sold 9,595 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $150.09, for a total transaction of $1,440,113.55. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 28,956 shares in the company, valued at $4,346,006.04. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Andy F. Bessette sold 17,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $142.42, for a total transaction of $2,421,140.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 28,327 shares in the company, valued at $4,034,331.34. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 200,475 shares of company stock worth $29,286,574. Company insiders own 0.82% of the company’s stock.

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About The Travelers Companies

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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