Shares of CNA Financial Corp. (NYSE:CNA) rose 1.9% on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $31.17 and last traded at $31.06, with a volume of 232,274 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $30.48.

CNA has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised CNA Financial Corp. from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 19th. TheStreet raised CNA Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, May 2nd.

The company’s 50 day moving average price is $31.66 and its 200-day moving average price is $31.89. The company has a market cap of $8.56 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.50.

CNA Financial Corp. (NYSE:CNA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, May 2nd. The company reported $0.64 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.01. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.83 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts expect that CNA Financial Corp. will post $2.73 EPS for the current year.

Several hedge funds recently made changes to their positions in the company. Morgan Stanley increased its stake in shares of CNA Financial Corp. by 219.8% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 106,707 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,751,000 after buying an additional 73,343 shares during the period. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System increased its stake in shares of CNA Financial Corp. by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 30,778 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,082,000 after buying an additional 570 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of CNA Financial Corp. by 19.8% in the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 71,247 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,504,000 after buying an additional 11,762 shares during the period. Towle & Co. increased its stake in shares of CNA Financial Corp. by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. Towle & Co. now owns 373,948 shares of the company’s stock valued at $13,144,000 after buying an additional 1,390 shares during the period. Finally, Pacifica Capital Investments LLC increased its stake in shares of CNA Financial Corp. by 0.3% in the fourth quarter. Pacifica Capital Investments LLC now owns 334,713 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,765,000 after buying an additional 910 shares during the period.

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. The Specialty segment provides an array of professional, financial, and specialty property and casualty products and services.

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