News coverage about Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Travelers Companies earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.0052472448996 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Travelers Companies (TRV) opened at $140.69 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.28, a quick ratio of 0.39 and a current ratio of 0.39. Travelers Companies has a 12 month low of $113.76 and a 12 month high of $150.55. The firm has a market capitalization of $38,404.35, a PE ratio of 19.46, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.89 and a beta of 1.29.

Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd. The insurance provider reported $2.28 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.56 by ($0.28). The firm had revenue of $7.45 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.47 billion. Travelers Companies had a net margin of 7.13% and a return on equity of 8.61%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $3.20 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Travelers Companies will post 10.59 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Investors of record on Friday, March 9th will be issued a $0.72 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 8th. This represents a $2.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.05%. Travelers Companies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 39.40%.

TRV has been the subject of a number of research reports. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $148.00 price objective on shares of Travelers Companies in a report on Friday, December 8th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “buy” rating and set a $152.00 price target on shares of Travelers Companies in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. Bank of America raised shares of Travelers Companies from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Travelers Companies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $148.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, January 5th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Travelers Companies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $137.20.

In other news, Vice Chairman Jay S. Benet sold 4,437 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $140.13, for a total transaction of $621,756.81. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 89,737 shares in the company, valued at $12,574,845.81. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, COO Brian W. Maclean sold 88,607 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $149.29, for a total value of $13,228,139.03. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 211,293 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $31,543,931.97. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 182,727 shares of company stock valued at $26,828,165. Corporate insiders own 0.82% of the company’s stock.

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About Travelers Companies

The Travelers Companies, Inc is a holding company. The Company’s segments include Business and International Insurance; Bond & Specialty Insurance, and Personal Insurance. Through its subsidiaries, it provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance products and services. The Business and International Insurance segment offers property and casualty insurance and insurance related services to its clients, in the United States and in Canada, as well as in the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Brazil and throughout other parts of the world.

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