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

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) is trading up 33 points (+0.2%) at 17,629 as of Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015, 11:36 a.m. ET. During this time, 121.3 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 1,791 issues advancing vs. 1,213 declining with 161 unchanged.
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The Dow component leading the way higher looks to be Travelers Companies (NYSE: TRV), which is sporting a 13-cent gain (+0.1%) bringing the stock to $96.27. This single gain is lifting the Dow Jones Industrial Average by 0.98 points or roughly accounting for 3% of the Dow's overall gain. Volume for Travelers Companies currently sits at 969,997 shares traded vs. an average daily trading volume of two million shares.

Travelers Companies has a market cap of $31.21 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are down 9.2% year-to-date as of Monday'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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