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Is The Travelers Companies, Inc.(NYSE: TRV), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 7/9/1986. The Travelers Companies, Inc. is in the Property & Casualty Insurance industry and Financial sector. Average volume for The Travelers Companies, Inc., is 1442.62, and so far today it has a volume of 1129200. Performance year to date since the 7/9/1986 is 3.93%.

To help you determine whether The Travelers Companies, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 11.14 and forward P/E is 11.72. PEG perhaps more useful shows that The Travelers Companies, Inc. has a value for PEG of 2.48. P/S ratio is 1.23 and the P/B ratio is 1.35. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 125.44 and 10.7 respectively.

At the current price The Travelers Companies, Inc. is trading at, 115.31 (-1.22% today), The Travelers Companies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.32%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 23.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 10.35, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 3.45% after growing 1.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -11.40%, and 1.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 288.28, and the number of shares float is 286.8. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 82.00%. The float short is 2.80%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.56. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.10%, and also a return on investment of 12.70%.

The ability for The Travelers Companies, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.26 and total debt/equity is 0.26. In terms of margins, The Travelers Companies, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 17.40%, and The Travelers Companies, Inc. has a profit margin of 11.60%.

The 52 week high is -2.99%, with 21.35% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.18% and the 200 day simple moving average is 3.05%.

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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