Cna Financial (NYSE:CNA) Receives News Impact Rating of 0.08

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:

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.

Cna Financial (NYSE:CNA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 30th. The insurance provider reported $0.99 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.98 by $0.01. Cna Financial had a net margin of 9.32% and a return on equity of 8.43%. The firm had revenue of $1.77 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.82 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.88 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that Cna Financial will post 4.16 earnings per share for the current year.

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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