Trade-Ideas LLC identified Travelers Companies ( TRV) as an unusual social activity candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Travelers Companies as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • TRV has 15x the normal benchmarked social activity for this time of the day compared to its average of 2.52 mentions/day.
  • TRV has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $157.3 million.

Identifying stocks with 'Unusual Social Activity' tends to be a valuable process for traders looking to capitalize on the 'talk of the town' stocks that are basking in far more attention from the StockTwits financial community than normal. Good press? Bad press? It ultimately doesn't matter if it's good or bad if you know how to trade around the sentiment. Certain hedge funds use such data for their proprietary algorithms and it is not uncommon to see shared social sentiment play itself out in a stock's price trend.

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More details on TRV:

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 United states and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.3%. TRV has a PE ratio of 11. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Travelers Companies a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Travelers Companies has been 1.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Travelers Companies has a market cap of $34.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. The stock has a beta of 1.23 and a short float of 2.4% with 5.36 days to cover. Shares are up 3.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant 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, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 14.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 0.8%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
  • Although TRV's debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26 is very low, it is currently higher than that of the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 327.13% to $850.00 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, TRAVELERS COS INC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -17.71%.
  • Looking at where the stock is today compared to one year ago, we find that it is not only higher, but it has also clearly outperformed the rise in the S&P 500 over the same period, despite the company's weak earnings results. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.
  • The change in net income from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the Insurance industry average, but is less than that of the S&P 500. The net income has decreased by 17.0% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, dropping from $833.00 million to $691.00 million.

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