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

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading down 50.0 points (-0.3%) at 18,065 as of Friday, Jun 19, 2015, 1:36 p.m. ET. During this time, 228.3 million shares of the 30 Dow components have changed hands vs. an average daily trading volume of 341.8 million. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,406 issues advancing vs. 1,577 declining with 172 unchanged.
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Holding back the Dow today is Travelers Companies (NYSE: TRV), which is lagging the broader Dow index with a $1.56 decline (-1.5%) bringing the stock to $99.91. This single loss is lowering the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 11.81 points or roughly accounting for 23.6% of the Dow's overall loss. Volume for Travelers Companies currently sits at 1.7 million shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of 1.9 million shares.

Travelers Companies has a market cap of $31.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 5.7% year-to-date as of Thursday's close. The stock's dividend yield sits at 2.5%.

The Travelers Companies, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides a range of commercial and personal property, and casualty insurance products and services to businesses, government units, associations, and individuals in the Unites states and internationally.

TheStreet Ratings rates Travelers Companies as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

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