News headlines about Cna Financial (NYSE:CNA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cna Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.0162980173194 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Critics ask Calif. governor to veto ‘shortsighted’ college abortion drug bill (catholicworldreport.com)
- Seminarians Served as McCarrick Aides During Abuse Investigation (ncregister.com)
- Seminarians were McCarrick aides amid abuse investigation (catholicworldreport.com)
- Cosmetics Co. Says Insurer Owes Coverage In Cancer Suit (law360.com)
- CNA Financial (CNA) Down 3.6% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Rebound? (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of NYSE:CNA traded down $0.04 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $44.90. 243,000 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 233,117. The company has a current ratio of 0.25, a quick ratio of 0.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23. The firm has a market capitalization of $12.24 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.28, a PEG ratio of 2.17 and a beta of 1.13. Cna Financial has a twelve month low of $44.27 and a twelve month high of $55.62.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, August 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 13th were issued a $0.35 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, August 10th. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.12%. This is a positive change from Cna Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. Cna Financial’s payout ratio is currently 41.42%.
Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cna Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, May 28th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Cna Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 3rd.
About Cna Financial
CNA Financial Corporation provides commercial property and casualty insurance products primarily in the United States. It operates through Specialty, Commercial, International, Life & Group, and Corporate & Other segments. The company's property insurance products include property, marine, boiler, and machinery coverages; and casualty insurance products comprise workers compensation, general and product liability, commercial auto, and umbrella coverages.
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