Investors bought shares of Cincinnati Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CINF) on weakness during trading hours on Friday. $57.82 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $7.32 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $50.50 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Cincinnati Financial Corp. had the 22nd highest net in-flow for the day. Cincinnati Financial Corp. traded down ($0.54) for the day and closed at $74.70

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada upped their target price on shares of Cincinnati Financial Corp. from $59.00 to $66.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a report on Thursday, April 28th. MKM Partners upped their target price on shares of Cincinnati Financial Corp. from $80.00 to $90.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 15th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Cincinnati Financial Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 29th.

The company has a market cap of $12.29 billion and a PE ratio of 19.35. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $73.28 and a 200 day moving average price of $66.33.

Cincinnati Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CINF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.43 by $0.14. The business earned $1.37 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.32 billion. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.83 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Cincinnati Financial Corp. will post $3.19 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 15th. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 22nd were issued a $0.48 dividend. This represents a $1.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.57%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, June 20th.

Several institutional investors have bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in Cincinnati Financial Corp. by 1.8% in the fourth quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 13,085,145 shares of the company’s stock worth $774,248,000 after buying an additional 235,931 shares during the last quarter. Dai Ichi Life Insurance CO. LTD. increased its position in Cincinnati Financial Corp. by 147.4% in the fourth quarter. Dai Ichi Life Insurance CO. LTD. now owns 130,436 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,718,000 after buying an additional 77,721 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its position in Cincinnati Financial Corp. by 27.1% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 168,617 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,978,000 after buying an additional 35,992 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in Cincinnati Financial Corp. by 2.7% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 902,922 shares of the company’s stock worth $53,434,000 after buying an additional 23,403 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its position in Cincinnati Financial Corp. by 30.5% in the fourth quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 63,089 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,733,000 after buying an additional 14,756 shares during the last quarter.

Cincinnati Financial Corporation is an insurance holding company. The Company is engaged in the business of property casualty insurance marketed through independent insurance agencies in 39 states. The Company operates through five segments: Commercial lines, Personal lines, Excess and surplus lines, Life insurance and Investments.

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