CNA Financial (CNA) Analysts See $0.78 EPS; Stonemor Partners LP (STON) Shorts Increased By 4.36%

January 13, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Analysts expect CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE:CNA) to report $0.78 EPS on February, 5.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 4.88% from last quarter’s $0.82 EPS. CNA’s profit would be $211.52 million giving it 17.22 P/E if the $0.78 EPS is correct. After having $0.58 EPS previously, CNA Financial Corporation’s analysts see 34.48% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.28% or $0.68 during the last trading session, reaching $53.74. About 292,701 shares traded or 46.30% up from the average. CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE:CNA) has risen 43.26% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.56% the S&P500.

Stonemor Partners LP (NYSE:STON) had an increase of 4.36% in short interest. STON’s SI was 1.32 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 4.36% from 1.26 million shares previously. With 115,300 avg volume, 11 days are for Stonemor Partners LP (NYSE:STON)’s short sellers to cover STON’s short positions. The SI to Stonemor Partners LP’s float is 4.3%. The stock decreased 0.71% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $5.62. About 184,507 shares traded. StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE:STON) has declined 60.92% since January 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 77.62% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 1.29 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is the same, as 19 investors sold CNA Financial Corporation shares while 51 reduced holdings. only 32 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 269.77 million shares or 0.08% more from 269.56 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Assetmark has invested 0% in CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE:CNA). Bislett Management Limited Liability reported 200,000 shares. Meeder Asset Management has 0.2% invested in CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE:CNA). Zacks Invest Mngmt reported 19,549 shares. Levin Capital Strategies Limited Partnership owns 36,250 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. 20,536 are held by Breton Hill. Illinois-based Guggenheim Limited Liability has invested 0.01% in CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE:CNA). Omers Administration holds 0.05% or 81,000 shares. Caxton Assocs Limited Partnership has 0.02% invested in CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE:CNA). Neuberger Berman Group Ltd Liability Corp owns 78,608 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Numeric Limited Co invested in 27,200 shares. Vident Invest Advisory Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.12% invested in CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE:CNA). Heartland Advisors reported 8,368 shares. Pnc Services owns 8 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Sys accumulated 0.01% or 45,248 shares.

Among 4 analysts covering CNA Financial (NYSE:CNA), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. CNA Financial had 8 analyst reports since October 16, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Tuesday, May 2. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, December 2 by Macquarie Research. As per Friday, January 22, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained CNA Financial Corporation (NYSE:CNA) on Monday, September 18 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, October 31 with “Hold”. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Friday, October 7.

Since August 14, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $1.23 million activity. $1.23M worth of stock was sold by Mense D Craig on Monday, August 14.

CNA Financial Corporation provides commercial property and casualty insurance products primarily in the United States. The company has market cap of $14.57 billion. It operates through Specialty, Commercial, International, Life & Group Non-Core, and Corporate & Other Non-Core divisions. It has a 15.95 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s property insurance products include property, marine, boiler, and machinery coverages; and casualty insurance products comprise workers compensation, general and product liability, commercial auto, and umbrella coverages.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 0 insider sales for $4,935 activity. LAUTMAN MARTIN R also bought $4,935 worth of StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE:STON) on Tuesday, January 2.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.5 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.24, from 0.74 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 12 investors sold StoneMor Partners L.P. shares while 18 reduced holdings. 4 funds opened positions while 11 raised stakes. 6.34 million shares or 0.40% less from 6.36 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Highlander Capital Mngmt Limited Com invested in 500 shares. New York-based Solaris Asset Mngmt Ltd has invested 0.04% in StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE:STON). Raymond James Services Advsrs Incorporated reported 85,499 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Us Financial Bank De reported 0% in StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE:STON). Citadel Lc reported 44,324 shares. Sei Invs Co has invested 0% of its portfolio in StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE:STON). Patten Group stated it has 7 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Cordasco Financial Net accumulated 735 shares. Walnut Private Equity Ptnrs Limited Liability holds 1.63% or 311,678 shares. Vantage Invest Advisors Ltd reported 75 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Oaktree Mgmt Ltd Partnership holds 1.53 million shares. Regent Invest Lc stated it has 37,807 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Bancorporation Of America De reported 592,667 shares. Manufacturers Life Insurance The holds 0% or 17,603 shares. Wells Fargo Mn has 24,038 shares.

StoneMor Partners L.P., together with its subsidiaries, owns and operates cemeteries and funeral homes in the United States. The company has market cap of $213.32 million. It operates through two divisions, Cemetery Operations and Funeral Home Operations. It currently has negative earnings. The companyÂ’s cemetery services and products include interment rights, such as burial lots, lawn crypts, mausoleum crypts, cremation niches, and perpetual care rights; merchandise comprising burial vaults, caskets, grave markers and grave marker bases, and memorials; and installation services for burial vaults, caskets, and other cemetery merchandise, as well as other service items.

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