CNA Financial Corp. (NYSE:CNA) gapped up before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $31.55, but opened at $31.70. CNA Financial Corp. shares last traded at $32.02, with a volume of 59,540 shares.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded CNA Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 15th. TheStreet raised CNA Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 2nd.

The company has a market cap of $8.63 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.76. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $31.40 and its 200 day moving average price is $31.68.

CNA Financial Corp. (NYSE:CNA) last released its earnings results on Monday, May 2nd. The company reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.01. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.83 EPS. On average, analysts predict that CNA Financial Corp. will post $2.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System raised 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. California State Teachers Retirement System raised 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. California Public Employees Retirement System raised 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. Pacifica Capital Investments LLC raised its stake 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 in the last quarter. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. raised 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.

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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