Dow Today: Travelers Companies (TRV) Lower

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 12 points at 15,260 as of Monday, Jun 10, 2013, 10:35 a.m. ET. During this time, 137.2 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 601.8 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,119 issues advancing vs. 1,696 declining with 144 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is Travelers Companies (NYSE: TRV), which is lagging the broader Dow index with an 11-cent decline (-0.1%) bringing the stock to $83.33. Volume for Travelers Companies currently sits at 695,294 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of two million shares.

Travelers Companies has a market cap of $30.77 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 16.2% year to date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.4%.

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. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.4, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Travelers Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

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