Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model
) pushed the Financial sector higher today making it today's featured financial winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, Progressive Corporation rose 27 cents (1.3%) to $21.27 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 11 million shares of Progressive Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.3 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $20.96-$21.27 after having opened the day at $21.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21. Other companies within the Financial sector that increased today were:
), up 44.4%,
), up 15%,
), up 14.9%, and
), up 14.3%.
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The Progressive Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides personal and commercial automobile insurance, and other specialty property-casualty insurance products and related services primarily in the United States. Progressive Corporation has a market cap of $12.77 billion and is part of the
industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.4, below the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 16.6 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 7.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are six analysts that rate Progressive Corporation a buy, three analysts rate it a sell, and 12 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Progressive Corporation as a
. 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, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat weak growth in earnings per share.
- You can view the full Progressive Ratings Report.
On the negative front,
), down 17.5%,
), down 11.8%,
), down 11.7%, and
), down 11.6%, were all laggards within the financial sector with
) being today's financial sector laggard.
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