Shares of CNA Financial Corp. (NYSE:CNA) saw strong trading volume on Friday . 124,386 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 18% from the previous session’s volume of 151,912 shares.The stock last traded at $32.21 and had previously closed at $31.76.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of CNA Financial Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, May 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of CNA Financial Corp. from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 19th.

The company has a 50-day moving average price of $31.36 and a 200 day moving average price of $31.67. The company has a market cap of $8.69 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.95.

CNA Financial Corp. (NYSE:CNA) last announced its earnings results on Monday, May 2nd. The company reported $0.64 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.01. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.83 earnings per share. Analysts anticipate that CNA Financial Corp. will post $2.66 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Other institutional investors have bought and sold shares of the company. 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 in the last quarter. Marshall Wace LLP acquired a new position in CNA Financial Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at $1,187,000. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its position 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. 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 in the last quarter. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System increased its position 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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