Media stories about Cna Financial (NYSE:CNA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cna Financial earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.2031352812532 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

NYSE CNA opened at $45.10 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23, a quick ratio of 0.25 and a current ratio of 0.25. The stock has a market cap of $12.12 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.34, a P/E/G ratio of 2.15 and a beta of 1.13. Cna Financial has a 1 year low of $44.27 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 (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $1.77 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.82 billion. Cna Financial had a return on equity of 8.43% and a net margin of 9.32%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.88 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that Cna Financial will post 4.16 earnings per share 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 issued a dividend of $0.35 per share. This represents a $1.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.10%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 10th. This is an increase from Cna Financial’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.30. Cna Financial’s payout ratio is presently 41.42%.

CNA has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cna Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, May 28th. ValuEngine cut shares of Cna Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 3rd.

Cna Financial Company Profile

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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