NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

Hanover Insurance Group

(NYSE:

THG

) hit a new 52-week low Friday as it is currently trading at $36.03, below its previous 52-week low of $36.08 with 1,960 shares traded as of 9:35 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 296,100 shares over the past 30 days.

Hanover Insurance Group has a market cap of $1.6 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

insurance

industry. Shares are down 22.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, underwrites commercial and personal property, and casualty insurance coverage in the United States. It operates in three segments: Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, and Other Property and Casualty. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.9, above the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 11.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Hanover Insurance Group as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. You can view the full

Hanover Insurance Group Ratings Report

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