NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

CNA Financial Corporation

(NYSE:

CNA

) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $30.78, above its previous 52-week high of $30.71 with 53,611 shares traded as of 11:15 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 193,100 shares over the past 30 days.

CNA Financial has a market cap of $8.1 billion and is part of the

financial

sector and

insurance

industry. Shares are up 11.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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CNA Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides property and casualty insurance products to small, middle-market, and businesses and organizations in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.7, below the average insurance industry P/E ratio of 13.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 16.9.

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TheStreet Ratings rates CNA Financial as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. You can view the full

CNA Financial Ratings Report

.

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