1. As of noon trading, Travelers Companies ( TRV) is down $2.79 (-3.3%) to $82.64 on heavy volume. Thus far, 3.5 million shares of Travelers Companies exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $82.20-$85.08 after having opened the day at $84.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $85.43.

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 $31.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 19.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate Travelers Companies a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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. Get the full Travelers Companies Ratings Report now.

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