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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: CNA Financial Corporation, CNA

CNA Financial Corporation, CNA is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Property & Casualty Insurance in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, CNA Financial Corporation, CNA  has a market cap of 10497.72. Since its IPO date on the 7/11/1985, CNA Financial Corporation, CNA performance year to date is 21.61%. Today CNA Financial Corporation, CNA has gained -0.03%, with a current price of 38.8.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 11.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 148.10%. Return of assets are at 1.00%, with return on investment at 4.40%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, CNA Financial Corporation, CNA is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.22. While Total debt/equity is 0.22. With a profit margin of 5.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 8.70%. CNA Financial Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year CNA Financial Corporation, CNA has seen a EPS growth of -46.10%. A performance for the year of 16.35%. The 52-week high is -1.27%, and the 52-week low is 47.11%. The average volume for CNA Financial Corporation, CNA is 11972.

With a target price of 40.75, can CNA Financial Corporation, CNA reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of CNA Financial Corporation, CNA. CNA Financial Corporation has a P/E of 19.2 and a forward P/E of 12.25. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.46. CNA Financial Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.12 and 0.86 respectively. For P/cash, CNA Financial Corporation has a value of 36.2, while it is 20.42 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 38.8, CNA Financial Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.58%. We see a return on equity of 4.60%.

Looking more long-term CNA Financial Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 13.17%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 5.74% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -46.10% for this year and for the last five years a -5.60% growth has been seen.

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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