Dow Jones (DJIA) Today: Travelers Companies (TRV) Lower

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up eight points at 17,398 as of Monday, Nov 3, 2014, 1:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 163.5 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 324.2 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,832 issues advancing vs. 1,201 declining with 150 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is Travelers Companies (NYSE: TRV), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a 20-cent decline (-0.2%) bringing the stock to $100.60. Volume for Travelers Companies currently sits at 1.4 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of two million shares.

Travelers Companies has a market cap of $33.14 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 11.3% year-to-date as of Friday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.2%.

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 in the United States.

TheStreet Ratings rates Travelers Companies as a buy. 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, notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

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