Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, property and casualty insurance provider Travelers Companies (NYSE: TRV ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Travelers' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (founded)||New York (1853)|
|Market Cap||$25.1 billion|
|Industry||Property and casualty insurance|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$25.6 billion|
|Management||Chairman/CEO Jay Fishman
President/COO Brian MacLean
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||10.8%|
|Cash/Debt||$3.7 billion / $6.6 billion|
Liberty Mutual Agency
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 92% of the 460 members who have rated Travelers believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
P&C insurance market is currently hardening ... [Travelers] continues to post solid returns even through the soft market experienced in the past 5-8 years. [Return on equity] typically in the mid-teens w/ the exception of 2011. 2011 was not kind to the P&C insurance industry, w/ CAT (catastrophe) losses at record highs.
Look for [Travelers] to emerge as a clear leader as capacity decreases, demand increases, and weaker market share buyers are forced out of the market.
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