Analyst Ratings for CNA Financial Corp. (CNA)

Updated: 2017-07-26

CNA Financial Corp. (NYSE:CNA) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, CNA received an average rating of Hold.

A buy rating was issued by 1 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 1. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for CNA. The maximum price target given was 50, which equates to a potential upside of 1.42 percent. The minimum price target given was 46, implying a possible loss of -6.69 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -2.6 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -0.66 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.59 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.04 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of CNA's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -12.77 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of CNA is -1.

CNA has traded between a high of 50.15 and a low of 30.94 over the past year. Today's price is 59.34 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.69 percent lower than its 52-week high. CNA has a price/earnings ratio of 12.71. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CNA value stock report compares CNA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $13.56 billion. CNA will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.