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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE:CNA)?

The company in question is, CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE:CNA) currently with a stock price of 35.68 (0.97% today). The market cap for CNA Financial Corporation is 9428.01, and is in the sector Financial, and Property & Casualty Insurance industry. The target price for CNA Financial Corporation is 38.75. Currently CNA Financial Corporation is trading with a P/E of 25.01, and a forward P/E of 11.1. Average volume for CNA Financial Corporation is 159.74 and so far today it is 16439.

Performance in the last year for CNA Financial Corporation has been 13.69%. For EPS growth, CNA Financial Corporation has seen a growth of -46.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 18.58%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -5.60% over the last five years and could be 5.00% for the next five years. CNA Financial Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 0.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 51.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is 7.20%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 13.45%.

Since the IPO date for CNA Financial Corporation on the 07/11/1985, CNA Financial Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 9.99%. With CNA Financial Corporation trading at 35.68, the dividend yield is 2.83%, and the EPS is 1.41.

So could CNA Financial Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 25.01. The PEG is 5, P/S is 1.03 and the P/B is at 0.8. The P/cash is 32.62, with P/free cash flow at 18.31.

CNA Financial Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.23, and total debt/equity at 0.23.

In terms of margins, CNA Financial Corporation has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 6.30% and a profit margin of 4.20%.Payout ratio for CNA Financial Corporation is 211.80%. Return on assets come to 0.70% with return on investment coming to 4.40%.

Insider ownership for CNA Financial Corporation, is at 90.01% and institutional ownership comes to 10.90%. Outstanding shares are at 266.78. While shares float is 26.9. The float short is currently 1.53%, and short ratio is 2.57.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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