1. As of noon trading, Hartford Financial Services Group ( HIG) is up $0.54 (2.2%) to $25.36 on heavy volume Thus far, 4.9 million shares of Hartford Financial Services Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.96-$25.66 after having opened the day at $25.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $24.82.

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and financial services to individual and business customers primarily in the United States and Japan. Hartford Financial Services Group has a market cap of $11.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Hartford Financial Services Group a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Hartford Financial Services Group as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Hartford Financial Services Group Ratings Report now.

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A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: 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.
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