Stephens Inc. AR Raises Position in The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV)

1518082 shares were traded on The Travelers Companies, Inc.'s last session. (NYSE:TRV) by 3.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The company is expected to report EPS as high as $2.54 and as low as $1.56 per share. Palladium Partners Llc bought 40,764 shares as the company's stock declined 0.95% while stock markets rallied.

Other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. HighPoint Advisor Group LLC increased its stake in shares of The Travelers Companies by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. AQR Capital Management LLC now owns 2,765,369 shares of the insurance provider's stock worth $338,536,000 after buying an additional 101,889 shares in the last quarter. Norges Bank acquired a new position in The Travelers Companies during the fourth quarter valued at $262,153,000. Westside Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in The Travelers Companies by 361.1% in the first quarter. FMR LLC now owns 4,641,972 shares of the insurance provider's stock valued at $568,270,000 after buying an additional 611,076 shares during the last quarter. Over the short term, some market observers may have noticed that The Travelers Companies, Inc. has a 2.18% short float with 15 days to cover. First Personal Financial Services now owns 889 shares of the insurance provider's stock worth $107,000 after buying an additional 508 shares during the period. Community Bank N.A. raised its stake in The Travelers Companies by 39.0% in the first quarter.

04/24/2017 - The Travelers Companies, Inc. was upgraded to "buy" by analysts at Argus. "(TRV) Price Target Raised to $150.00 at Citigroup Inc." was first published by BNB Daily and is owned by of BNB Daily. The stock of Travelers Companies Inc (NYSE:TRV) has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, July 22 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock closing price is now trading upward to its 50 day moving average with change of 1.27%, tumbled to its 20 day moving average with figure of -1.28% and above its 200 day moving average with value 5.58%.

Last time, the company shocked Wall Street by reporting EPS of $2.95, smashing the consensus of $2.35 per share. The company has market cap of $6.77 billion. The Travelers Companies had a return on equity of 12.01% and a net margin of 10.55%. Year to date is 47.08%, 26.13% over the last quarter, 43.59% for the past six months and 72.46% over the last 12 months. During the same period previous year, the firm earned $2.33 earnings per share. Stock analysts expect that The Travelers Companies to post $9.19 EPS for the present financial year.

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The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, June 30th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 9th were paid a $0.72 dividend. Insiders have sold 184,746 shares of company stock worth $22,540,057 over the last quarter. This represents a $2.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.29%.

06/19/2017 - The Travelers Companies, Inc. was downgraded to "neutral" by analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

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A number of equities research analysts have commented on TRV shares.

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The Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, April 20th.

In a research report revealed to clients and investors on 13 July, The "Buy" rating of Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) shares was reconfirmed at Citigroup, who now has a $150 TP on the stock. Morgan Stanley reissued an "underweight" rating and set a $119.00 price target (up from $112.00) on shares of The Travelers Companies in a research report on Friday, July 7th. Argus raised its rating on The Travelers Companies, Inc.to Buy on 24/04/2017 in a reversal from its prior Hold rating. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $123.47. Also, Vice Chairman William H. Heyman sold 7,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 25th. Insider ownership is at a value of 0.40%, while institutions brings a the ownership of institutions to 80.40%.

In other The Travelers Companies news, COO Brian W. Maclean sold 87,916 shares of The Travelers Companies stock in a transaction on Monday, April 24th. Shares were disposed in a price range of $120.01, amounting to $10,550,799.16. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 210,602 shares in the company, valued at approximately $25,274,346.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

10/21/2015 - The Travelers Companies, Inc. had its "hold" rating reiterated by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. The Company's divisions include Business and International Insurance; Bond & Specialty Insurance, and Personal Insurance.

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