Cna Financial Corp (NYSE:CNA) hit a new 52-week low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $43.80 and last traded at $44.18, with a volume of 7754 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $45.11.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Cna Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 17th. ValuEngine lowered Cna Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 3rd.

The firm has a market cap of $12.39 billion, a PE ratio of 12.93, a PEG ratio of 2.20 and a beta of 1.10. The company has a quick ratio of 0.25, a current ratio of 0.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23.

Cna Financial (NYSE:CNA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 30th. The insurance provider reported $0.99 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $1.77 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.82 billion. Cna Financial had a return on equity of 8.43% and a net margin of 9.32%. The firm’s revenue was up 3.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.88 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Cna Financial Corp will post 4.16 EPS for the current year.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its holdings in Cna Financial by 395.1% in the 1st quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 2,936 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $145,000 after purchasing an additional 2,343 shares during the last quarter. TLP Group LLC acquired a new stake in Cna Financial in the 1st quarter worth approximately $159,000. Sciencast Management LP acquired a new stake in Cna Financial in the 1st quarter worth approximately $208,000. Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new stake in Cna Financial in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $223,000. Finally, Raymond James Trust N.A. lifted its holdings in Cna Financial by 42.6% in the 2nd quarter. Raymond James Trust N.A. now owns 6,019 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $275,000 after purchasing an additional 1,799 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 99.50% of the company’s stock.

About Cna Financial (NYSE:CNA)

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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