CNA Financial (CNA) Given Daily News Impact Score of 0.03

News headlines about CNA Financial (NYSE:CNA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring 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 closest to one being the most favorable. CNA Financial earned a news sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.2390198335954 out of 100, indicating 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 headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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CNA stock traded down $0.01 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $49.91. The stock had a trading volume of 93,557 shares, compared to its average volume of 241,522. The stock has a market cap of $13,539.18, a P/E ratio of 14.77, a P/E/G ratio of 2.52 and a beta of 1.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22, a current ratio of 0.23 and a quick ratio of 0.23. CNA Financial has a fifty-two week low of $43.72 and a fifty-two week high of $55.62.

CNA Financial (NYSE:CNA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 12th. The insurance provider reported $1.05 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.82 by $0.23. The firm had revenue of $2.42 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.36 billion. CNA Financial had a net margin of 9.42% and a return on equity of 7.64%. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.82 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that CNA Financial will post 3.96 EPS for the current fiscal year.

CNA has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of CNA Financial from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of CNA Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. CNA Financial has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $53.33.

In other CNA Financial news, EVP Larry A. Haefner sold 7,457 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $53.25, for a total value of $397,085.25. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 42,460 shares in the company, valued at $2,260,995. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Scott L. Weber sold 1,486 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, March 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.83, for a total transaction of $74,047.38. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 2,382 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $118,695.06. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.18% of the company’s stock.

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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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