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Hartford Financial Services Group (NYSE:HIG) has received a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the ten analysts that are presently covering the company, Analyst Ratings Net reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $39.43.

Hartford Financial Services Group (NYSE:HIG) opened at 34.60 on Wednesday. Hartford Financial Services Group has a 52-week low of $29.37 and a 52-week high of $36.87. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $35.53 and a 200-day moving average of $35.0. The company has a market cap of $15.494 billion and a P/E ratio of 26.29.

Hartford Financial Services Group (NYSE:HIG) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 30th. The company reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.37. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.66 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Hartford Financial Services Group will post $3.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Wednesday, October 1st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a $0.72 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.08%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 28th. This is a boost from Hartford Financial Services Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.15.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Hartford Financial Services Group in a research note on Friday, August 1st. They now have a $36.00 price target on the stock. Analysts at RBC Capital raised their price target on shares of Hartford Financial Services Group from $35.00 to $36.00 in a research note on Friday, August 1st.

Hartford Financial Services Group Inc, formerly The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc, is an insurance and financial services company.

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