) pushed the Insurance industry higher today making it today's featured insurance winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.3%. By the end of trading, Travelers Companies rose 68 cents (1.1%) to $62.83 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.7 million shares of Travelers Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $62.13-$63.01 after having opened the day at $62.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.15. Other companies within the Insurance industry that increased today were:
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The Travelers Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various commercial and personal property and casualty insurance products and services to businesses, government units, associations, and individuals primarily in the United States. Travelers Companies has a market cap of $24.18 billion and is part of the
sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.1, below the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 18.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Travelers Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates Travelers Companies 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, attractive valuation levels, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.
- You can view the full Travelers Companies Ratings Report.
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