CNA Financial Story

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CNA -- USA Stock  

USD 29.68  0.62  2.05%

Considering the 60-days investment horizon, CNA Financial is expected to generate 1.61 times more return on investment than the market. However, the company is 1.61 times more volatile than its market benchmark. It trades about 0.09 of its potential returns per unit of risk. The DOW is currently generating roughly 0.11 per unit of risk. Since many greedy investors are excited about financial services space, let's go over CNA Financial against its current volatility. We will analyze why some investors are closely monitoring CNA Financial's volatility.
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Is CNA Financial (NYSE:CNA) a good hedge for your existing portfolios?
CNA Financial has 2.68 B in debt with debt to equity (D/E) ratio of 0.26, which may show that CNA Financial is not taking advantage of profits from borrowing. The entity has a current ratio of 0.31, suggesting that it has not enough short term capital to pay financial commitments when the payables are due.
Volatility is a rate at which the price of CNA Financial or any other equity instrument increases or decreases for a given set of returns. It is measured by calculating the standard deviation of the annualized returns over a given period of time and shows the range to which the price of CNA Financial may increase or decrease. In other words, similar to CNA Financial's beta indicator, it measures the risk of CNA Financial and helps estimate the fluctuations that may happen in a short period of time. So if prices of CNA Financial fluctuate rapidly in a short time span, it is termed to have high volatility, and if it swings slowly in a more extended period, it is understood to have low volatility. Please read more on our technical analysis page.

How important is CNA Financial's Liquidity

CNA Financial financial leverage refers to using borrowed capital as a funding source to finance CNA Financial ongoing operations. It is usually used to expand the firm's asset base and generate returns on borrowed capital. CNA Financial financial leverage is typically calculated by taking the company's all interest-bearing debt and dividing it by total capital. So the higher the debt-to-capital ratio (i.e., financial leverage), the riskier the company. Please check the breakdown between CNA Financial's total debt and its cash.

How CNA Financial utilizes its cash?

To perform a cash flow analysis of CNA Financial, investors first need to understand how to read the cash flow statement. A cash flow statement shows the amount of cash CNA Financial is receiving and how much cash it distributes out in a given period. The CNA Financial cash flow statement breaks down these inflows and outflows into different buckets, including operating activities, investing activities, and financing activities. CNA Financial Net Cash Flow from Operations is projected to decrease significantly based on the last few years of reporting. The past year's Net Cash Flow from Operations was at 1.14 Billion

CNA Financial Volatility Drivers

CNA Financial unsystematic risk is unique to CNA Financial and usually not directly affected by the market or economic environment. An example of unsystematic risk is the possibility of poor earnings or a layoff due to coronavirus. One may mitigate nonsystematic risk by buying different securities in the same industry or by buying in different sectors. For example, if you have a position in CNA Financial you can also buy Loews. You can also mitigate this risk by investing in the insurance?property & casualty sector as well as in companies having nothing to do with it. This type of risk is also called diversifiable risk and can be understood from analyzing CNA Financial important indicators over time. Here we run a correlation analysis between relevant fundamental ratios over at least ten year period to find a relationship in the way they react to changes in CNA Financial income statement and balance sheet. Here are more details about CNA Financial volatility.
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