Taking On Challenges And Growing? – CNA Financial Corp. (CNA)

After Hours

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that CNA FINANCIAL ANNOUNCES Q4 2023 NET INCOME OF $1.35 PER SHARE AND RECORD CORE INCOME OF $1.33 PER SHARE FULL YEAR 2023 NET INCOME OF $4.43 PER SHARE AND RECORD CORE INCOME OF $4.71 PER SHARE REGULAR QUARTERLY DIVIDEND INCREASED 5% TO $0.44 PER SHARE SPECIAL DIVIDEND OF $2.00 PER SHARE.

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Stocks Info

This NYSE-listed company operates within the Insurance – Property & Casualty industry segment, falling under the Financial sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $46.09 and fluctuated between $46.18 as its day high and $45.17 as its day low. The current market capitalization of CNA Financial Corp. is $12.48B. A total of 0.52 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 195.28K shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, CNA has seen 0 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 26,821 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 15 BUYs and 11 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 4,913,528 shares during that period but sold 170,502.

In the most recent transaction, Worman Douglas sold 26,821 shares of CNA for 40.08 per share on Nov 17. After the transaction, the EVP & Head of Underwriting now owns 104,876 company shares. In a previous transaction on Nov 01, Stone Susan Ann sold 8,521 shares at 41.03 per share. CNA shares that EVP & General Counsel owns now total 36,381.

Among the insiders who bought shares, LOEWS CORP acquired of 4,456,050 shares on Aug 02 at a per-share price of $39.29. This resulted in the 10% Owner holding 248,414,738 shares of CNA after the transaction. In another insider transaction, LOEWS CORP bought 4,800 shares at $39.79 per share on May 03. Company shares held by the 10% Owner now total 243,958,688.


The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. CNA Financial Corp. pays an annual dividend of $3.75, resulting in a dividend yield of 8.14%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 10.41. CNA’s most recent ex-dividend date was 2/16/2024 when it declared a $2.44 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/7/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 11/30/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 11/10/2023. The CNA stock dividend was $0.42 per share in cash.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for CNA in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $44.50 with high estimates of $46.00 and low estimates of $43.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, CNA has a high of $46.87 and a low of $36.17.

As of this writing, CNA has an earnings estimate of $1.37 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 3 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.48 per share and a lower estimate of $1.29. The company reported an EPS of $1.06 in the last quarter, which was 7.10% higher than expectations of $0.99.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects. CNA’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $2.53B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. Its Book Value Per Share was $31.61, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $12.81B.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for CNA is Buy with a score of 3.00.

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