Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) is set to release its earnings data before the market opens on Monday, January 22nd. Analysts expect Travelers Companies to post earnings of $2.56 per share for the quarter.

Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The insurance provider reported $0.91 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.10 by ($1.19). The company had revenue of $6.66 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.46 billion. Travelers Companies had a net margin of 8.56% and a return on equity of 9.87%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $2.40 EPS. On average, analysts expect Travelers Companies to post $7 EPS for the current fiscal year and $10 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Travelers Companies (TRV) opened at $134.73 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $36,875.06, a P/E ratio of 15.65, a PEG ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 1.25. The company has a current ratio of 0.41, a quick ratio of 0.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29. Travelers Companies has a 12-month low of $113.76 and a 12-month high of $137.95.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 11th were given a dividend of $0.72 per share. This represents a $2.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.14%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 8th. Travelers Companies’s dividend payout ratio is currently 33.45%.

Travelers Companies declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Thursday, November 9th that authorizes the company to buyback outstanding shares. This buyback authorization authorizes the insurance provider to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often an indication that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

In related news, EVP Maria Olivo sold 33,225 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $134.18, for a total transaction of $4,458,130.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP Michael Frederick Klein sold 20,077 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $130.68, for a total value of $2,623,662.36. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 21,619 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,825,170.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 55,302 shares of company stock valued at $7,347,753. 0.82% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on TRV. Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on Travelers Companies in a research report on Monday, December 4th. They set a “sell” rating and a $124.00 target price on the stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “buy” rating and set a $152.00 target price on shares of Travelers Companies in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $148.00 target price on shares of Travelers Companies in a research report on Friday, December 8th. B. Riley reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Travelers Companies in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Finally, Argus boosted their target price on Travelers Companies from $139.00 to $145.00 and gave the company a “positive” rating in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $134.38.

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Travelers Companies Company Profile

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.

Earnings History for Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV)

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