Childress Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new position in The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 589 shares of the insurance provider’s stock, valued at approximately $83,000.

Several other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in TRV. Advisors Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of The Travelers Companies in the third quarter valued at $874,000. Engineers Gate Manager LP purchased a new position in shares of The Travelers Companies in the third quarter valued at $1,267,000. Squarepoint Ops LLC purchased a new position in shares of The Travelers Companies in the third quarter valued at $3,737,000. Lombard Odier Asset Management Switzerland SA purchased a new position in shares of The Travelers Companies in the third quarter valued at $479,000. Finally, Lombard Odier Asset Management Europe Ltd purchased a new position in shares of The Travelers Companies in the third quarter valued at $293,000. 81.82% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

In other news, CEO Alan D. Schnitzer sold 53,246 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $146.10, for a total transaction of $7,779,240.60. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 211,637 shares in the company, valued at approximately $30,920,165.70. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Maria Olivo sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $150.63, for a total transaction of $1,506,300.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 105,060 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $15,825,187.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 94,976 shares of company stock worth $13,945,178. 0.80% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

TRV has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Argus increased their price objective on shares of The Travelers Companies from $138.00 to $156.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, January 25th. Royal Bank of Canada increased their price objective on shares of The Travelers Companies from $122.00 to $156.00 and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Friday, January 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Barclays increased their price objective on shares of The Travelers Companies from $155.00 to $165.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 30th. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft increased their price objective on shares of The Travelers Companies from $130.00 to $155.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, January 25th. Finally, Citigroup increased their price objective on shares of The Travelers Companies from $142.00 to $155.00 in a research note on Wednesday, March 31st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The Travelers Companies currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $149.38.

TRV stock opened at $152.29 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.39, a current ratio of 0.39 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25. The Travelers Companies, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $85.10 and a fifty-two week high of $161.18. The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is $151.21 and its 200 day simple moving average is $136.28. The stock has a market cap of $38.41 billion, a PE ratio of 17.40, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.06 and a beta of 0.77.

The Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 20th. The insurance provider reported $4.91 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $3.18 by $1.73. The Travelers Companies had a net margin of 7.13% and a return on equity of 8.63%. The business had revenue of $8.35 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $8.08 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $3.32 EPS. Equities analysts forecast that The Travelers Companies, Inc. will post 8.54 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 31st. Investors of record on Wednesday, March 10th were issued a $0.85 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, March 9th. This represents a $3.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.23%. The Travelers Companies’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 35.42%.

The Travelers Companies 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for The Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV)

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