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How to buy CNA Financial Corporation stock
Learn how to easily invest in CNA Financial Corporation stock.
CNA Financial Corporation is an insurance-property & casualty business based in the US. CNA Financial Corporation shares (CNA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. CNA Financial Corporation employs 5,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $11.8 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- CNA shares summary
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- Is CNA stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is CNA suitable for ethical investing?
- Are CNA shares over-valued?
- CNA Financial Corporation's financials
- How volatile are CNA shares?
- Does CNA Financial Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have CNA shares ever split?
- Other common questions
CNA Financial Corporation stock price (NYSE: CNA)Use our graph to track the performance of CNA stocks over time.
CNA Financial Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$36.70|
|52-week range||$35.90 - $49.39|
|50-day moving average||$40.39|
|200-day moving average||$44.44|
|Wall St. target price||$47.50|
|Dividend yield||$1.56 (4.31%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.82|
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CNA Financial Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-17)||N/A|
|1 month (2022-08-26)||-8.68%|
|3 months (2022-06-28)||-18.55%|
|6 months (2022-03-24)||-24.63%|
|1 year (2021-09-28)||-13.12%|
|2 years (2020-09-28)||20.45%|
|3 years (2019-09-27)||48.92|
|5 years (2017-09-28)||50|
Is CNA Financial Corporation stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing CNA Financial Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of CNA Financial Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
CNA Financial Corporation's P/E ratio
CNA Financial Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, CNA Financial Corporation shares trade at around 9x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
CNA Financial Corporation's PEG ratio
CNA Financial Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.21. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into CNA Financial Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
CNA Financial Corporation's EBITDA
CNA Financial Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.4 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a CNA Financial Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
CNA Financial Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$11.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||11.66%|
|Gross profit TTM||$4.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||1.34%|
|Return on equity TTM||9.38%|
|Market capitalisation||$9.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
CNA Financial Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like CNA Financial Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
CNA Financial Corporation's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 34.2
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and CNA Financial Corporation's overall score of 34.2 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 64th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like CNA Financial Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
CNA Financial Corporation's environmental score
Environmental score: 7.53/100
CNA Financial Corporation's environmental score of 7.53 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CNA Financial Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
CNA Financial Corporation's social score
Social score: 14.18/100
CNA Financial Corporation's social score of 14.18 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that CNA Financial Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
CNA Financial Corporation's governance score
Governance score: 22/100
CNA Financial Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that CNA Financial Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
CNA Financial Corporation's controversy score
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. CNA Financial Corporation scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that CNA Financial Corporation has managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||34.2|
|Total ESG percentile||64.08|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
|Level of controversy||1|
CNA Financial Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 40.51% of net profits
Recently CNA Financial Corporation has paid out, on average, around 40.51% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.31% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), CNA Financial Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 4.31% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CNA Financial Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.56 per share.
While CNA Financial Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that CNA Financial Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
CNA Financial Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 31 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have CNA Financial Corporation's shares ever split?
CNA Financial Corporation's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 1 June 1998. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your CNA Financial Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for CNA Financial Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted CNA Financial Corporation's share price.
CNA Financial Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, CNA Financial Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $35.9 up to $49.3892. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while CNA Financial Corporation's is 0.7163. This would suggest that CNA Financial Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
CNA Financial Corporation overview
CNA Financial Corporation provides commercial property and casualty insurance products primarily in the United States. It operates through Specialty, Commercial, International, Life & Group, and Corporate & Other segments. The company offers professional liability coverages and risk management services to various professional firms, including architects, real estate agents, and accounting and law firms; directors and officers, employment practices, fiduciary, and fidelity coverages to small and mid-size firms, public and privately held firms, and not-for-profit organizations; professional and general liability, as well as associated standard property and casualty coverages for healthcare industry; surety and fidelity bonds; and warranty and alternative risks products. It also provides property insurance products, such as property, marine, boiler, and machinery coverages; casualty insurance products comprising workers' compensation, general and product liability, commercial auto, and umbrella coverages; specialized loss-sensitive insurance programs and total risk management services; and run-off long term care policies. In addition, the company offers long-tail exposures comprising commercial automobile liability, workers' compensation, general and medical professional liability, other professional and management liability, and assumed reinsurance run-off and products liability; and short-tail exposures, such as property, commercial automobile physical damage, marine, and surety. It markets its products through independent agents, brokers, and general underwriters to small, medium, and large businesses; insurance companies; associations; professionals; and other groups in the marine, oil and gas, construction, manufacturing, life science, property, financial services, healthcare, and technology industries. The company was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.
CNA Financial Corporation in the news
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of CNA Financial Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.311% of CNA Financial Corporation shares are held by insiders and 99.41% by institutions. How many people work for CNA Financial Corporation?
Latest data suggests 5,600 work at CNA Financial Corporation. When does the fiscal year end for CNA Financial Corporation?
CNA Financial Corporation's fiscal year ends in December. Where is CNA Financial Corporation based?
CNA Financial Corporation's address is: 151 North Franklin Street, Chicago, IL, United States, 60606 What is CNA Financial Corporation's ISIN number?
CNA Financial Corporation's international securities identification number is: US1261171003 What is CNA Financial Corporation's CUSIP number?
CNA Financial Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 126117100
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