News headlines about Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cincinnati Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.6567656524678 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
A number of research firms have recently weighed in on CINF. BidaskClub raised Cincinnati Financial from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, January 26th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Cincinnati Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 20th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada restated a “hold” rating on shares of Cincinnati Financial in a research report on Thursday, February 8th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $76.00.
Shares of NASDAQ CINF traded down $0.01 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $70.42. The company had a trading volume of 285,649 shares, compared to its average volume of 586,783. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11, a quick ratio of 0.27 and a current ratio of 0.27. Cincinnati Financial has a one year low of $68.33 and a one year high of $81.98. The stock has a market capitalization of $11.63 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.70 and a beta of 0.85.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 16th. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 20th will be given a $0.53 dividend. This represents a $2.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.01%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 19th. Cincinnati Financial’s payout ratio is currently 77.37%.
In related news, Director David P. Osborn purchased 370 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 7th. The shares were bought at an average price of $70.16 per share, for a total transaction of $25,959.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 23,591 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,655,144.56. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. 9.25% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Cincinnati Financial Company Profile
Cincinnati Financial Corporation provides property casualty insurance products in the United States. The company operates in five segments: Commercial Lines Insurance, Personal Lines Insurance, Excess and Surplus Lines Insurance, Life Insurance, and Investments. The Commercial Lines Insurance segment provides coverage for commercial casualty, commercial property, commercial auto, and workers' compensation.
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