CNA Financial Corporation ( CNA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 14, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 03, 2014. Shareholders who purchased CNA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 25% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $37.81, the dividend yield is 2.64%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CNA was $37.81, representing a -13.38% decrease from the 52 week high of $43.65 and a 7.91% increase over the 52 week low of $35.04.
CNA is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as American International Group, Inc. ( AIG ) and Ace Limited ( ACE ). CNA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.86. Zacks Investment Research reports CNA's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as -11.9%, compared to an industry average of .6%.