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Why I Like The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV)

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I've been keeping an eye on The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TRV) because I'm attracted to its fundamentals. Looking at the company as a whole, as a potential stock investment, I believe TRV has a lot to offer. Basically, it is a notable dividend payer that has been able to sustain great financial health over the past. Below is a brief commentary on these key aspects. For those interested in understanding where the figures come from and want to see the analysis, read the full report on Travelers Companies here.

Established dividend payer with adequate balance sheet

TRV’s debt-to-equity ratio stands at 29%, which means its debt level is acceptable. This means that TRV’s capital structure strikes a good balance between low-cost debt funding and maintaining financial flexibility without overly restrictive terms of debt. TRV's has produced operating cash levels of 0.63x total debt over the past year, which implies that TRV's management has put its borrowings into good use by generating enough cash to cover a sufficient portion of borrowings.

NYSE:TRV Historical Debt, June 16th 2019

For those seeking income streams from their portfolio, TRV is a robust dividend payer as well. Over the past decade, the company has consistently increased its dividend payout, reaching a yield of 2.2%.

NYSE:TRV Historical Dividend Yield, June 16th 2019

Next Steps:

For Travelers Companies, there are three relevant aspects you should further examine:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for TRV’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for TRV’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has TRV's returns been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of TRV? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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