Cna Financial Corp (NYSE:CNA) – Equities research analysts at Langen Mcalenn reduced their Q4 2017 EPS estimates for shares of Cna Financial in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. Langen Mcalenn analyst R. Glasspiegel now expects that the insurance provider will post earnings of $0.68 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.72. Langen Mcalenn also issued estimates for Cna Financial’s FY2018 earnings at $3.75 EPS.

Cna Financial (NYSE:CNA) last released its earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The insurance provider reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.85 by ($0.27). Cna Financial had a net margin of 9.67% and a return on equity of 7.14%. The firm had revenue of $2.42 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.37 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.15 earnings per share.

Several other equities analysts have also commented on CNA. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $50.00 target price on shares of Cna Financial in a report on Thursday, September 21st. ValuEngine lowered shares of Cna Financial from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Cna Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $53.33.

Cna Financial (NYSE:CNA) opened at $53.49 on Wednesday. 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 1-year low of $40.51 and a 1-year high of $55.62. The company has a market cap of $14,337.12, a PE ratio of 15.83, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.81 and a beta of 1.32.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Citadel Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Cna Financial in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $1,183,000. Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its stake in shares of Cna Financial by 33.8% in the 3rd quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH now owns 418,684 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $21,039,000 after purchasing an additional 105,815 shares in the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Cna Financial by 19.5% in the 3rd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 173,911 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $8,739,000 after purchasing an additional 28,400 shares in the last quarter. Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Cna Financial in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $838,000. Finally, Towle & Co. boosted its stake in shares of Cna Financial by 2.4% in the 3rd quarter. Towle & Co. now owns 469,962 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $23,616,000 after purchasing an additional 11,227 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 99.69% of the company’s stock.

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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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