CNA Financial Corp. (NYSE:CNA) shares dropped 0.5% during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $31.48 and last traded at $31.48, with a volume of 97,593 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $31.63.

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

The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $31.61 and a 200 day moving average price of $31.87. The company has a market capitalization of $8.51 billion and a P/E ratio of 27.35.

CNA Financial Corp. (NYSE:CNA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 2nd. The company reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.63 by $0.01. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.83 EPS. Analysts anticipate that CNA Financial Corp. will post $2.73 EPS for the current year.

Several hedge funds have bought and sold shares of the stock. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System boosted its stake in 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 in the last quarter. Marshall Wace LLP acquired a new stake in CNA Financial Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,187,000. California State Teachers Retirement System boosted its stake in CNA Financial Corp. by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 51,403 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,807,000 after buying an additional 795 shares in the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in 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 in the last quarter. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in CNA Financial Corp. by 6.4% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 92,040 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,235,000 after buying an additional 5,500 shares in the last quarter.

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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