|Bid||140.80 x 1000|
|Ask||140.76 x 800|
|Day's Range||138.84 - 141.05|
|52 Week Range||120.60 - 155.09|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.90|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||15.81|
|Earnings Date||Jan 22, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.28 (2.36%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Dec 07, 2019|
|1y Target Est||140.59|
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Equities backed off record highs Friday after the December employment report proved to be a dud, showing the addition of just 145,000 new roles in the final month of 2019, well below the 160,000 new jobs economists were expecting. Unemployment remained at 3.5%.Source: Charts Provided by Finviz * The S&P 500 lost 0.29% * The Dow Jones Industrial Average inched lower by 0.46% * The Nasdaq Composite retreated by 0.27% * On a day that should have favored defensive fare, Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) paced the Dow with a gain of 1.41%In addition to the jobs number missing estimates and the already low jobless rate holding steady, wages rose just 2.9% last month, below the 3.1% economists expected. In better news, the broader unemployment rate, the one that includes discouraged workers and the underemployed, fell to 6.7%.The October and November numbers were revised slightly lower, adding to the headwinds for riskier assets today. All that taken into account, declines for the major averages to close the week were palatable, though just nine of the Dow's 30 members were in the green in late trading.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Pfizer the FantasticAmong the five largest domestic pharmaceuticals stocks, Pfizer was the biggest dog in 2019, but every dog has its day, eventually. That moment could be arriving for Pfizer. * 7 Earnings Reports to Watch Next Week Upon shedding its generic drugs unit view the Mylan (NYSE:MYL) transaction announced last year, Pfizer is "set to emerge is a best-in-class growth story on [its] smaller, more innovative base," RBC Capital Markets analyst Randall Stanicky said in a recent note.On Thursday, Pfizer reached a deal with eFFECTOR Therapeutics calling for a $15 million upfront payment and up to $492 million down the road that gives Pfizer some exposure to the elusive eIF4E market; eIF4E is found in a range of cancers.Effector has zotatifin, an eIF4A inhibitor, that is in clinical trials for testing in solid tumors. Bad News DuoIn late trading, Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) were tussling for the dubious distinction of being the Dow's worst-performing name today. In the case of Travelers, the Friday malaise is easy to explain as the stock was downgraded by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods to "underperform" from "market weight." The research also lowered its price target on Travelers to $125 from $144. That new target is below the $135 area at which the stock closed today.Predictably, Boeing's woes today are a bit more complex. Suffice to say company documents revealing that employees described the controversial 737 MAX jet as "designed by clowns, who in turn are supervised by monkeys" and that the now grounded passenger plane was subject to "piss poor design" didn't help Boeing stock today.Those communications are dated April 2017, but despite the age, those comments call into question Boeing's ability to get the 737 MAX back in the skies."We regret the content of these communications, and apologize to the [Federal Aviation Administration], Congress, our airline customers, and to the flying public for them," the company said. Defensive DueAs noted above, today was the type of day when investors favored defensive names, providing some follow through on Thursday's gains by Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG). Today's upside for those staples giants was modest, but it was enough to place the stocks among the Dow winners, a small group on Friday to be sure. * 10 Stocks That Every 30-Year-Old Should Buy and Hold Forever Bottom Line on the Dow Jones TodayThe big banks start reporting earnings next week, meaning fourth-quarter earnings season is upon us. On that note, the bar has been lowered for companies in nearly every sector, meaning they had better exceed these lowered estimates."In terms of estimate revisions for companies in the S&P 500, analysts made larger cuts than average to earnings estimates for Q4 2019 during the quarter," said FactSet in a note earlier today. "On a per-share basis, estimated earnings for the fourth quarter decreased by 4.7% from September 30 through December 31. This percentage decline was larger than the five-year average (-3.3%), the 10-year average (-3.1%), and the 15-year average (-4.4%) for a quarter."As of this writing, Todd Shriber did not own any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The Top 15 Stocks to Buy in 2020 * The 7 Most Important Companies That Didn't Survive the 2010s * 4 Mega-Tech Stocks Reaching for the Sky The post Dow Jones Today: Stocks Pinched by Jobs Disappointment appeared first on InvestorPlace.
DOW UPDATE Dragged down by negative returns for shares of Boeing and Travelers, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading down Friday afternoon. Shares of Boeing (BA) and Travelers (TRV) are contributing to the blue-chip gauge's intraday decline, as the Dow (DJIA) was most recently trading 153 points, or 0.
DOW UPDATE The Dow Jones Industrial Average is declining Friday morning with shares of Boeing and Travelers facing the biggest declines for the index. The Dow (DJIA) was most recently trading 78 points lower (-0.
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) today hosted an event at its Hartford, Connecticut, offices to discuss the evolution of autonomous vehicles and their potential effect on the insurance industry. The event brought together company executives and transportation experts from the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS), the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the consulting firm Ellis & Associates.
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average is trading up Wednesday morning with shares of UnitedHealth and American Express delivering strong returns for the index. The Dow (DJIA) was most recently trading 73 points, or 0.3%, higher, as shares of UnitedHealth (UNH) and American Express (AXP) have contributed to the index's intraday rally. UnitedHealth's shares are up $4.46, or 1.5%, while those of American Express have gained $1.89, or 1.5%, combining for a roughly 43-point bump for the Dow.
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The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) today announced it has been recognized as a Military Friendly® Company by VIQTORY, publisher of G.I. Jobs. Travelers is one of 76 companies to earn the designation, which is given to organizations that meet or exceed standards in at least three of four categories:
DOW UPDATE Behind negative returns for shares of Home Depot and Chevron, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is declining Wednesday afternoon. Shares of Home Depot (HD) and Chevron (CVX) have contributed to the blue-chip gauge's intraday decline, as the Dow (DJIA) was most recently trading 7 points (0.
As growth investors look for a good place to put their money into as the year comes to a close, dividend stocks are beginning to look better and better. So far, the year-end rally that many investors were hoping for has not materialized. Also, President Donald Trump is now saying a trade deal with China may not get done until 2020. That's keeping the tech sector and other growth stocks under pressure.Dividend yields have been plunging as lower interest rates are pushing income investors to drive up the price of these stocks. Since yields and stock price have an inverse relationship, it means that many solid dividend stocks appear not so appealing.A different approach is to focus on the payout. However, it's important not to simply invest in companies that offer the largest payout. That's because there are many instances where financially troubled companies offer a high payout to entice investors who would otherwise not put money into the stock.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsA better approach is to look for companies that are growing their dividend on a consistent basis. Companies with a history of raising their dividends are usually more financially stable, and more likely to maintain their dividend. * 7 Energy Stocks That Are Still Worth Buying In 2020 So, let's get right to it and look at three of the best dividend stocks you can buy right now. Best Dividend Stocks: Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 3.85%Annual Dividend: $2.01It's not too simplistic to say that Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYSE:BIP) is a well-run business. Since the end of 2010 -- two years after its initial public offering (IPO) -- BIP has raised its dividend every year. And forward guidance calls for an annual long-term distribution growth of between 5% and 9%. This supports the company's plan to deliver 12% to 15% annual total returns for investors.Additionally, several reasons make BIP's dividend among the safest and most secure. For starters, the company is one of the fastest growing and most-diversified utilities in the world. No individual business unit accounts for more than 20% of the company's cash flow. In the company's own words it essentially owns "critical and diverse global infrastructure networks which facilitate the movement and storage of energy, water, freight, passengers and data."Because these assets are hard to replicate, the company can generate predictable returns and a stable cash flow. NextEra Energy (NEE)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 2.13%Annual Dividend: $5Since 2003, NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) has increased its dividend each year, including a stock split in early March 2015; But that's only part of the story.The company is a dividend aristocrat, having increased their divided every year for 25 consecutive years. That puts them in elite company. But when you combine the length of the dividend with the nearly 10% annualized increase you can see why investors are so excited. And, recently NEE has also given investors a healthy amount of growth. The stock is up nearly 35% in 2019.NEE is one of the largest renewable energy utilities in the country. In the past, renewables have needed to be propped up by government subsidies. But now the costs have come down to the point where in some areas, wind can be comparable to natural gas and coal. * Top 5 Stocks for 2020 However, NextEra Energy also owns two utility companies in Florida. This predictable electric and gas business helps ensure the strength, and growth of future dividends. Travelers Companies (TRV)Source: Shutterstock Dividend Yield: 2.44%Annual Dividend: $3.28Travelers (NYSE:TRV) is one of the largest publicly traded insurance companies in the United States. The company has not been providing investors with much revenue growth. However, that's not why shareholders love this stock. Dividends per share, earnings per share and book value per share have all seen impressive growth over the years.In addition to paying a dividend that currently has a yield of over 2%, the company buys back 5-10% of their existing shares every year. And, at a price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 15, the share buybacks are very profitable for investors. That's not typically the case. The combination of buybacks and dividends gives shareholders a long-term rate of 7-12% before any growth.TRV has a trailing P/E ratio of 15.21 which is slightly lower than the average P/E of the S&P 500 with is 19.54%. And over the last five years, TRV stock has had an average P/E ratio of 13. But the current P/E ratio is below the stock's highs, suggesting that the stock may still have some room to grow.As of this writing, Chris Markoch did not have a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 7 Hot Stocks for 2020's Big Trends * 7 Lumbering Large-Cap Stocks to Avoid * 5 ETFs for Oodles of Monthly Dividends The post 3 of the Best Dividend Stocks to Buy Now appeared first on InvestorPlace.
The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) will review its fourth quarter and full year 2019 results at 9 a.m. ET on Thursday, Jan. 23, following the release of results earlier that morning.
The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV), will host a symposium, "Harnessing Behavioral Science, Tech and Innovation to Combat Distracted Driving," today at the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. The final event of the 2019 Every Second Matters℠ distracted-driving education series will explore insights into human behavior, technological innovations, advances in auto safety and other developments that may reveal promising approaches to combating distracted driving and saving lives.
We are still in an overall bull market and many stocks that smart money investors were piling into surged through the end of November. Among them, Facebook and Microsoft ranked among the top 3 picks and these stocks gained 54% and 51% respectively. Hedge funds' top 3 stock picks returned 41.7% this year and beat […]
DOW UPDATE The Dow Jones Industrial Average is climbing Tuesday afternoon with shares of Merck and Walt Disney seeing positive momentum for the blue-chip average. Shares of Merck (MRK) and Walt Disney (DIS) are contributing to the blue-chip gauge's intraday rally, as the Dow (DJIA) is trading 71 points (0.
DOW UPDATE The Dow Jones Industrial Average is declining Thursday morning with shares of Travelers and Walgreens Boots delivering the stiffest headwinds for the index. Shares of Travelers (TRV) and Walgreens Boots (WBA) are contributing to the blue-chip gauge's intraday decline, as the Dow (DJIA) was most recently trading 76 points, or 0.