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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

vs
industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.07
CNA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
51% of the 195 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.64 vs. CNA: 0.07 )
CNA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.02   Max: No Debt
Current: 0.07

Equity to Asset 0.22
CNA's Equity to Asset is ranked higher than
67% of the 196 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.25 vs. CNA: 0.22 )
CNA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 0.22
Current: 0.22

0.1
0.22
Interest Coverage 7.91
CNA's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
57% of the 157 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 27.44 vs. CNA: 7.91 )
CNA' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 2.31   Max: 9999.99
Current: 7.91

2.31
9999.99
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 0.59
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 6/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 12.98
CNA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
77% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.62 vs. CNA: 12.98 )
CNA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -7.21   Max: 12.98
Current: 12.98

-7.21
12.98
Net-margin (%) 9.27
CNA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
76% of the 189 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.68 vs. CNA: 9.27 )
CNA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -12.25   Max: 10.68
Current: 9.27

-12.25
10.68
ROE (%) 7.41
CNA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
65% of the 190 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.70 vs. CNA: 7.41 )
CNA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -20.47   Max: 13.67
Current: 7.41

-20.47
13.67
ROA (%) 1.64
CNA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
64% of the 191 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.69 vs. CNA: 1.64 )
CNA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -2.45   Max: 1.88
Current: 1.64

-2.45
1.88
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 431.91
CNA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
85% of the 147 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 217.60 vs. CNA: 431.91 )
CNA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -143   Max: 431.91
Current: 431.91

-143
431.91
Revenue Growth (%) 3.10
CNA's Revenue Growth (%) is ranked higher than
63% of the 176 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. CNA: 3.10 )
CNA' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (%) Range
Min: -18.3   Max: 5.4
Current: 3.1

-18.3
5.4
EBITDA Growth (%) 5.40
CNA's EBITDA Growth (%) is ranked higher than
69% of the 162 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. CNA: 5.40 )
CNA' s 10-Year EBITDA Growth (%) Range
Min: 0   Max: 24.1
Current: 5.4

0
24.1
EPS Growth (%) 13.70
CNA's EPS Growth (%) is ranked higher than
82% of the 167 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 10.20 vs. CNA: 13.70 )
CNA' s 10-Year EPS Growth (%) Range
Min: -35.6   Max: 28.3
Current: 13.7

-35.6
28.3
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

CNA Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Paul Tudor Jones 25,700 sh (New)
Steven Cohen 14,905 sh (+69.3%)
Wallace Weitz 230,000 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith 3,700,493 sh (-1.99%)
Jim Simons 43,500 sh (-40.49%)
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Q3 2013

CNA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Wallace Weitz 230,000 sh (unchged)
Jim Simons Sold Out
Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Donald Smith 2,871,923 sh (-22.39%)
Steven Cohen 8,685 sh (-41.73%)
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Q4 2013

CNA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Wallace Weitz 230,000 sh (unchged)
Steven Cohen 8,159 sh (-6.06%)
Donald Smith 2,274,891 sh (-20.79%)
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Q1 2014

CNA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 6,000 sh (New)
Wallace Weitz 230,000 sh (unchged)
Donald Smith 2,212,085 sh (-2.76%)
Steven Cohen 7,418 sh (-9.08%)
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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with CNA

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Donald Smith 2013-12-31 Reduce -20.79%0.48%$37.44 - $42.77 $ 38.14-6%2274891
Donald Smith 2013-09-30 Reduce -22.39%0.58%$32.66 - $38.3 $ 38.147%2871923
Wallace Weitz 2012-06-30 Reduce -39.47%0.19%$26.81 - $30.9 $ 38.1432%230000
Ray Dalio 2011-12-31 Sold Out 0.05%$21.58 - $27.04 $ 38.1450%0
Wallace Weitz 2011-09-30 Add 231.78%0.35%$21.89 - $29.26 $ 38.1453%450000
Donald Smith 2011-09-30 Add 5.15%0.18%$21.89 - $29.26 $ 38.1453%4523054
Ray Dalio 2011-09-30 New Buy0.05%$21.89 - $29.26 $ 38.1453%138556
Wallace Weitz 2011-06-30 New Buy0.17%$28.56 - $31.04 $ 38.1428%135632
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Ratios

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industry
vs
history
P/E(ttm) 14.70
CNA's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
68% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 13.70 vs. CNA: 14.70 )
CNA' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 7.23   Max: 43.03
Current: 14.7

7.23
43.03
P/B 0.80
CNA's P/B is ranked higher than
94% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.30 vs. CNA: 0.80 )
CNA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 0.32   Max: 1.38
Current: 0.8

0.32
1.38
P/S 1.00
CNA's P/S is ranked higher than
76% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.24 vs. CNA: 1.00 )
CNA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.26   Max: 1.32
Current: 1

0.26
1.32
PFCF 9.40
CNA's PFCF is ranked higher than
75% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 11.14 vs. CNA: 9.40 )
CNA' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 1.39   Max: 29.98
Current: 9.4

1.39
29.98
EV-to-EBIT 9.10
CNA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
73% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.15 vs. CNA: 9.10 )
CNA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 1.5   Max: 51.9
Current: 9.1

1.5
51.9
PEG 0.80
CNA's PEG is ranked higher than
89% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 5.94 vs. CNA: 0.80 )
CNA' s 10-Year PEG Range
Min: 0   Max: 0.91
Current: 0.8

0
0.91
Shiller P/E 23.10
CNA's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
70% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 21.71 vs. CNA: 23.10 )
CNA' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 12.15   Max: 267.21
Current: 23.1

12.15
267.21

Dividend & Buy Back

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industry
vs
history
Dividend Yield 2.40
CNA's Dividend Yield is ranked lower than
53% of the 158 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. CNA: 2.40 )
CNA' s 10-Year Dividend Yield Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 5.91
Current: 2.4

0.2
5.91
Dividend Payout 0.25
CNA's Dividend Payout is ranked higher than
69% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.06 vs. CNA: 0.25 )
CNA' s 10-Year Dividend Payout Range
Min: 0.12   Max: 5
Current: 0.25

0.12
5
Yield on cost (5-Year) 2.40
CNA's Yield on cost (5-Year) is ranked lower than
65% of the 160 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 3.08 vs. CNA: 2.40 )
CNA' s 10-Year Yield on cost (5-Year) Range
Min: 0.2   Max: 5.91
Current: 2.4

0.2
5.91
Share Buyback Rate -0.10
CNA's Share Buyback Rate is ranked higher than
76% of the 155 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: -0.30 vs. CNA: -0.10 )
CNA' s 10-Year Share Buyback Rate Range
Min: 0.3   Max: -11.6
Current: -0.1

Valuation & Return

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industry
vs
history
Price/Tangible Book 0.80
CNA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
95% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.60 vs. CNA: 0.80 )
CNA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 0.44   Max: 53.4
Current: 0.8

0.44
53.4
Price/DCF (Projected) 0.50
CNA's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
82% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.74 vs. CNA: 0.50 )
CNA' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 0.11   Max: 180.54
Current: 0.5

0.11
180.54
Price/Median PS Value 1.20
CNA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
63% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 1.13 vs. CNA: 1.20 )
CNA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.43   Max: 1.53
Current: 1.2

0.43
1.53
Price/Graham Number 0.60
CNA's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
90% of the 200 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 0.97 vs. CNA: 0.60 )
CNA' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 0.36   Max: 473.93
Current: 0.6

0.36
473.93
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 11.10
CNA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
68% of the 192 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 12.10 vs. CNA: 11.10 )
CNA' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 1.9   Max: 66.8
Current: 11.1

1.9
66.8
Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) 8.21
CNA's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) is ranked higher than
74% of the 174 Companies
in the Global Insurance - Property & Casualty industry.

( Industry Median: 9.88 vs. CNA: 8.21 )
CNA' s 10-Year Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) Range
Min: -5.3   Max: 66.2
Current: 8.21

-5.3
66.2

Business Description

Industry: Insurance - Property & Casualty » Insurance - Property & Casualty
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Traded in other countries:CNH.Germany
CNA Financial Corp was incorporated in 1967 and is an insurance holding company. The Company's property and casualty and remaining life and group insurance operations are mainly conducted by Continental Casualty Company (CCC), The Continental Insurance Company, Western Surety Company, Hardy Underwriting Bermuda Limited and its subsidiaries and Continental Assurance Company (CAC). The Company's insurance products mainly include commercial property and casualty coverages, including surety. Its services include risk management, information services, warranty and claims administration. Its products and services are mainly marketed through independent agents, brokers and managing general underwriters to a variety of customers, including small, medium and large businesses, insurance companies, associations, professionals and other groups. Its core business, commercial property and casualty insurance operations, is reported in three business segments: CNA Specialty, CNA Commercial and Hardy. Its non-core businesses are managed in two business segments: Life & Group Non-Core and Corporate & Other Non-Core. Each segment is managed separately due to differences in their product lines and markets. The Company competes with a large number of stock and mutual insurance companies and other entities for both distributors and customers. The insurance industry is subject to comprehensive and detailed regulation and supervision.

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