The Hartford Financial Services Group Incorporated announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.21 per share, a 17 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.18 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on October 1, 2015, to shareholders of record at close of business on September 1, 2015.
Analysis of Valuation of The Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. (Symbol HIG).
Hartford Financial is trading above its price/book value (P/BV) range. Hartford Financial is trading above its average dividend yield.
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Explanation: Dividend growth financial stocks may be valued upon historical relative price/book value and current yield analysis. Dividend financial stocks trading at a low historical price/book value (P/BV) ratio should be viewed more highly to investors due to their depressed valuation versus other higher P/BV ratio stocks. Max P/BV price target is based upon company reaching its highest historical P/BV ratio. Dividend stocks should also be viewed favorably when the current yield is above historical readings for the past 10 years.
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