Cincinnati Financial (CINF) Earning Positive Press Coverage, Accern Reports

News coverage about Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) has been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cincinnati Financial earned a news sentiment score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.3038341811274 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Cincinnati Financial (CINF) traded down $0.11 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $74.97. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 394,207 shares, compared to its average volume of 440,714. The company has a quick ratio of 0.29, a current ratio of 0.29 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11. The company has a market capitalization of $12,300.48, a PE ratio of 24.82 and a beta of 0.93. Cincinnati Financial has a 52-week low of $68.24 and a 52-week high of $81.98.

Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The insurance provider reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.53 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $1.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.42 billion. Cincinnati Financial had a return on equity of 5.85% and a net margin of 8.93%. The business’s revenue was up .7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.86 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Cincinnati Financial will post 2.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a special dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st were paid a $0.50 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 30th. This represents a yield of 2.72%. This is a positive change from Cincinnati Financial’s previous special dividend of $0.46. Cincinnati Financial’s payout ratio is currently 66.23%.

CINF has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Cincinnati Financial from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. BidaskClub cut Cincinnati Financial from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Cincinnati Financial presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $79.25.

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About Cincinnati Financial

Cincinnati Financial Corporation is an insurance holding company. It operates through five segments: Commercial lines insurance, Personal lines insurance, Excess and surplus lines insurance, and Life insurance and Investments. Its Commercial Lines Insurance Segment provides five commercial business lines: commercial casualty, commercial property, commercial auto, workers’ compensation and other commercial lines.

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