Cna Financial (CNA) Given Media Impact Score of 0.08

Press coverage about Cna Financial (NYSE:CNA) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cna Financial earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.6981031577886 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cna Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. ValuEngine cut shares of Cna Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, May 14th.

CNA opened at $44.93 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.25, a current ratio of 0.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23. The stock has a market capitalization of $12.24 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.29, a P/E/G ratio of 2.17 and a beta of 1.13. Cna Financial has a 1-year low of $44.72 and a 1-year high of $55.62.

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

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 13th will be given a $0.35 dividend. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.12%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 10th. This is a boost from Cna Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. Cna Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 35.50%.

In other Cna Financial news, CEO Dino Robusto sold 2,036 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.63, for a total value of $99,010.68. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 142,277 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,918,930.51. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 0.18% of the company’s stock.

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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