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Morning Hot Stocks: CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE: CNA)

With a market cap of 13.45 B, CNA Financial Corporation has a large market cap size. CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE: CNA) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 07/11/1985. CNA Financial Corporation is in the Property & Casualty Insurance industry and Financial sector. Average volume for CNA Financial Corporation, is 178.6, and so far today it has a volume of 84129. Performance year to date since the 07/11/1985 is 23.45%.

To help you determine whether CNA Financial Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 12.6 and forward P/E is 15.51. PEG perhaps more useful shows that CNA Financial Corporation has a value for PEG of 1.92. P/S ratio is 1.41 and the P/B ratio is 1.13. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 44.98 and 32.96 respectively.

At the current price CNA Financial Corporation is trading at, 48.76 (-0.33% today), CNA Financial Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.04%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 25.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 3.88, and this is looking to grow in the next year to -3.31% after growing 79.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 292.80%, and 5.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 274.89, and the number of shares float is 269.59. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.50%, and institutional ownership is at 10.70%. The float short is 0.35%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.27. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.90%, and also a return on investment of 6.90%.

The ability for CNA Financial Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.22 and total debt/equity is 0.23. In terms of margins, CNA Financial Corporation has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 16.60%, and CNA Financial Corporation has a profit margin of 11.00%.

The 52 week high is -2.38%, with 65.04% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.50% and the 200 day simple moving average is 18.12%.

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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