Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) is scheduled to be announcing its earnings results before the market opens on Thursday, April 18th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $2.84 per share for the quarter. Investors interested in registering for the company’s conference call can do so using this link.

Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 22nd. The insurance provider reported $2.13 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.98 by $0.15. Travelers Companies had a net margin of 8.32% and a return on equity of 10.69%. The company had revenue of $6.95 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.92 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $2.28 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect Travelers Companies to post $11 EPS for the current fiscal year and $12 EPS for the next fiscal year.

TRV opened at $135.46 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.29, a quick ratio of 0.38 and a current ratio of 0.38. Travelers Companies has a 1-year low of $111.08 and a 1-year high of $138.99. The company has a market capitalization of $35.60 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.15, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.05 and a beta of 1.07.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 11th were given a $0.77 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, March 8th. This represents a $3.08 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.27%. Travelers Companies’s payout ratio is presently 34.45%.

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. UBS Group increased their price target on shares of Travelers Companies from $129.00 to $135.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Travelers Companies from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 4th. Barclays increased their price target on shares of Travelers Companies from $145.00 to $160.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, April 1st. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Travelers Companies in a research report on Wednesday, January 23rd. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co set a $130.00 price target on shares of Travelers Companies and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 23rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $139.00.

In other news, CEO Alan D. Schnitzer sold 66,228 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, February 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $132.22, for a total value of $8,756,666.16. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 134,252 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $17,750,799.44. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Vice Chairman William H. Heyman sold 3,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $133.55, for a total transaction of $467,425.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 243,245 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $32,485,369.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 118,894 shares of company stock worth $15,566,097 over the last quarter. Insiders own 0.80% of the company’s stock.

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Travelers Companies Company Profile

The Travelers Companies, Inc, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of commercial and personal property, and casualty insurance products and services to businesses, government units, associations, and individuals in the United states and internationally. The company operates through three segments: Business Insurance, Bond & Specialty Insurance, and Personal Insurance.

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