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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., HIG

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., HIG is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Property & Casualty Insurance in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., HIGĀ  has a market cap of 16334.72. Since its IPO date on the 12/15/1995, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., HIG performance year to date is -2.00%. Today The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., HIG has gained -0.17%, with a current price of 41.97.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 91.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 25.30%. Return of assets are at 0.60%, with return on investment at 8.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., HIG is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.25. While Total debt/equity is 0.29. With a profit margin of 7.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 9.70%. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., HIG has seen a EPS growth of 34.20%. A performance for the year of -4.21%. The 52-week high is -13.40%, and the 52-week low is 16.56%. The average volume for The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., HIG is 2893700.

With a target price of 46.92, can The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., HIG reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., HIG. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. has a P/E of 13 and a forward P/E of 10.29. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.9. The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.89 and 0.89 respectively. For P/cash, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. has a value of 35.43, while it is 9.14 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 41.97, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.00%. We see a return on equity of 7.40%.

Looking more long-term The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.83%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 24.68% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 34.20% for this year and for the last five years a 9.20% growth has been seen.

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