Dow Component Travelers Companies (TRV) To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 59.0 points (-0.4%) at 15,830 as of Thursday, Dec 5, 2013, 10:40 a.m. ET. During this time, 105.2 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 372.7 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 978 issues advancing vs. 1,854 declining with 133 unchanged.
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Friday, December 6, 2013 is the ex-dividend date for Dow component Travelers Companies (NYSE: TRV). Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 50 cents per share. At a price of $88.36 as of 10:40 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.3% compared to the average Dow component yield of 2.5%.

The average volume for Travelers Companies has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Travelers Companies has a market cap of $32.41 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 24% year to date as of Wednesday's close.

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 11.3, equal to the average insurance industry P/E ratio.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Travelers Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, good cash flow from operations, growth in earnings per share and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

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