Headlines about CNA Financial (NYSE:CNA) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CNA Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.2093944873986 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
CNA has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised CNA Financial from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $61.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, November 28th. ValuEngine raised CNA Financial from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $55.00 price target on shares of CNA Financial in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded CNA Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $54.00.
Shares of CNA Financial (NYSE CNA) traded up $0.01 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $54.40. The stock had a trading volume of 149,955 shares, compared to its average volume of 196,914. The company has a market cap of $14,730.00, a P/E ratio of 17.27, a P/E/G ratio of 3.55 and a beta of 1.32. CNA Financial has a one year low of $38.18 and a one year high of $55.62. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22, a current ratio of 0.23 and a quick ratio of 0.23.
CNA Financial (NYSE:CNA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The insurance provider reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.85 by ($0.27). The company had revenue of $2.42 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.37 billion. CNA Financial had a net margin of 9.67% and a return on equity of 7.14%. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.15 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that CNA Financial will post 3.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 13th were issued a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 10th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.21%. CNA Financial’s dividend payout ratio is presently 35.61%.
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About CNA Financial
CNA Financial Corporation is an insurance holding company. The Company’s segments include Specialty, Commercial, International, Life & Group Non-Core, and Corporate & Other Non-Core. Its Specialty segment provides a range of professional, financial, and specialty property, and casualty products and services.
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