4-Star Insurance Stocks Poised to Pop: Travelers

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, property and casualty insurer Travelers Companies (NYSE: TRV  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Travelers and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Travelers facts

Headquarters (founded)

New York (1853)

Market Cap

$27.2 billion

Industry

Property and casualty insurance

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$25.5 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Jay Fishman
President/COO Brian MacLean

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

7.5%

Cash/Debt

$3.5 billion / $6.4 billion

Dividend Yield

2.6%

Competitors

AIG (NYSE: AIG  )
Chubb (NYSE: CB  )
W.R. Berkley (NYSE: WRB  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 91% of the 463 members who have rated Travelers believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, one of those bulls, All-Star Chemdawg, tapped Travelers as a particularly solid selection:

[S]afe and boring, but it's exactly how you become rich ... you consistently make more money than you spend and invest the difference. [T]hats what good insurance companies do and their underwriting discipline is better than most. [S]elling at close to book value and has a decent growing dividend.

If you want market-thumping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Owning exceptional stocks is a surefire way to secure your financial future. Of course, despite a strong four-star rating, Travelers may not be your top choice.

If that's the case, we've compiled a special free report for investors called "Secure Your Future With 9 Rock-Solid Dividend Stocks," which uncovers a few other juicy income opportunities. The report is 100% free, but it won't be around forever, so click here to access it now.

Want to see how well (or not so well) the stocks in this series are performing? Follow the TrackPoisedTo CAPS account.

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. The Motley Fool owns shares of American International Group and W.R. Berkley and has the following options: long JAN 2014 $25.00 calls on American International Group. Motley Fool newsletter services recommend American International Group. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.


Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (0)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

DocumentId: 2061584, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 7/25/2014 12:37:29 PM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...


Advertisement