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Analysts Have Conflicting Sentiments on These Financial Companies: Ellington Financial (EFC) and Travelers Companies (TRV)

Companies in the Financial sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on Ellington Financial (EFCResearch Report) and Travelers Companies (TRVResearch Report).

Ellington Financial (EFC)

JMP Securities analyst Trevor Cranston reiterated a Buy rating on Ellington Financial today and set a price target of $20.00. The company’s shares closed last Thursday at $17.64.

According to TipRanks.com, Cranston is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 10.0% and a 53.6% success rate. Cranston covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as ARMOUR Residential REIT, Invesco Mortgage, and AGNC Investment.

Ellington Financial has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $19.50, a 10.1% upside from current levels. In a report issued on January 19, Maxim Group also reiterated a Buy rating on the stock with a $20.00 price target.

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Travelers Companies (TRV)

JMP Securities analyst Matthew Carletti reiterated a Hold rating on Travelers Companies yesterday. The company’s shares closed last Thursday at $165.18, close to its 52-week high of $168.31.

According to TipRanks.com, Carletti is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 5.3% and a 56.7% success rate. Carletti covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Argo Group International Holdings, Heritage Insurance Holdings, and Old Republic International.

Travelers Companies has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $171.29, which is a 5.4% upside from current levels. In a report issued on January 6, Jefferies also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $176.00 price target.

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