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The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 33463.03. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for The Travelers Companies, Inc. is 114.69 (with a change from open of -0.26%), this in conjunction with a target price of 113.76. Volume today has so far reached 554506, with an average volume of about 1376.97. The GAP for this stock, is -0.31%.

The P/E ratio is 11.14, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 11.73. The current EPS for The Travelers Companies, Inc., is 10.35, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 1.60%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 3.96%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for The Travelers Companies, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 3.11% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 4.50%. Quarter over quarter is -11.40% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 1.10%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 10.40%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 1.30%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 81.90%. Shares outstanding is 290.1, while shares float is at a value of 286.8. Float short for The Travelers Companies, Inc. is 2.75% and the short ratio is 5.73.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.26, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.26. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is *TBA and their operating margin is 17.40%. The profit margin is 11.60%.

The Travelers Companies, Inc. has seen returns on assets of 3.10%, and on investment, 12.70%. Return on equity is 13.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.48. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.24, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.35 and Price/cash is 126.28, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 10.77.

The simple moving averages are -1.12% and 2.25% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.52% and the 52 week low is 15.24%.

The Travelers Companies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.32%, with a current price of 114.69. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 23.90%. This is in an industry, Property & Casualty Insurance, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. The Travelers Companies, Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Property & Casualty Insurance industry means that The Travelers Companies, Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 1.99%, with performance for the month coming to 0.95%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -2.31%, and for the half year the performance is 14.19%. Volatility for this week is 1.14% and for the month this is 1.16%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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