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

Several research firms have recently issued reports on CNA. TheStreet raised CNA Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded CNA Financial Corp. from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 19th.

The firm’s 50 day moving average is $31.61 and its 200 day moving average is $31.87. The stock has a market capitalization of $8.51 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.35.

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

Several institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of the company. Morgan Stanley increased its position in 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 position 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 during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its position 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 during the period. Pacifica Capital Investments LLC increased its position in 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. Finally, Towle & Co. increased its position in 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.

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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