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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 33135.04. 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 115.37 (with a change from open of 0.32%), this in conjunction with a target price of 114.56. Volume today has so far reached 354555, with an average volume of about 1457.68. The GAP for this stock, is 0.29%.

The P/E ratio is 11.08, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 11.66. 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 3.35%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for The Travelers Companies, Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 3.45% 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 82.00%. Shares outstanding is 288.96, while shares float is at a value of 286.76. Float short for The Travelers Companies, Inc. is 2.80% and the short ratio is 5.5.

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 , and the quick ratio is . The most recent gross margin is 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 2.46. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.23, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.35 and Price/cash is 125.04, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 10.66.

The simple moving averages are -1.25% and 3.19% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -2.94% and the 52 week low is 21.41%.

The Travelers Companies, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.34%, with a current price of 115.37. 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 0.20%, with performance for the month coming to -1.79%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 3.09%, and for the half year the performance is 15.36%. Volatility for this week is 1.26% and for the month this is 1.10%.

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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