4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Travelers Companies

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 (NYS: 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.

Travelers facts

Headquarters (founded)

New York (1853)

Market Cap

$25.1 billion


Property and casualty insurance

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$25.6 billion


Chairman/CEO Jay Fishman
President/COO Brian MacLean

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$3.7 billion / $6.6 billion

Dividend Yield



Liberty Mutual Agency
W.R. Berkley

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.

A couple of months ago, one of those Fools, BenGrosser, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

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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