Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Cna Financial (CNA) Share Price

News coverage about Cna Financial (NYSE:CNA) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public 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 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 44.7553743420787 out of 100, meaning 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 stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Cna Financial (NYSE:CNA) traded up $0.07 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $53.96. 125,944 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 164,914. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22, a current ratio of 0.23 and a quick ratio of 0.23. The company has a market cap of $14,613.72, a P/E ratio of 15.96, a P/E/G ratio of 2.86 and a beta of 1.32. Cna Financial has a twelve month low of $40.51 and a twelve month high of $55.62.

Cna Financial (NYSE:CNA) last issued its earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The insurance provider reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.85 by ($0.27). The company had revenue of $2.42 billion during 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 quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.15 earnings per share. analysts expect that Cna Financial will post 3.21 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts recently commented on CNA shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cna Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $61.00 price target on the stock in a report on Friday, November 17th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $55.00 target price on shares of Cna Financial in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Cna Financial from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $53.33.

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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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