News headlines about CNA Financial (NYSE:CNA) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CNA Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.2093944873986 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.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of CNA Financial (NYSE CNA) traded down $0.02 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $53.35. 91,121 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 251,602. The stock has a market cap of $14,472.71, a PE ratio of 16.94, a P/E/G ratio of 3.48 and a beta of 1.34. The company has a quick ratio of 0.23, a current ratio of 0.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22. CNA Financial has a 12 month low of $37.88 and a 12 month high of $55.62.

CNA Financial (NYSE:CNA) last posted its earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The insurance provider reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.85 by ($0.27). The firm had revenue of $2.42 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.37 billion. CNA Financial had a return on equity of 7.14% and a net margin of 9.67%. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.15 EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that CNA Financial will post 3.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 29th. Investors of record on Monday, November 13th will be issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.25%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 10th. CNA Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 35.50%.

CNA has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub cut shares of CNA Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $50.00 target price on shares of CNA Financial in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of CNA Financial from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of CNA Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $50.25.

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CNA Financial Company Profile

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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