News coverage about Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cincinnati Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.3408287826146 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Cincinnati Financial (CINF) Downgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Conifer (CNFR) & Cincinnati Financial (CINF) Head to Head Comparison (americanbankingnews.com)
- Cincinnati Financial (CINF) Upgraded to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- People’s United Financial, Inc. : annual earnings release (4-traders.com)
- $0.86 EPS Expected for Cincinnati Financial Co. (CINF) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Cincinnati Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. BidaskClub cut Cincinnati Financial from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. Cincinnati Financial presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $78.50.
Cincinnati Financial (NASDAQ:CINF) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The insurance provider reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.53 by $0.05. Cincinnati Financial had a return on equity of 5.85% and a net margin of 8.93%. The firm had revenue of $1.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.42 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.86 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up .7% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Cincinnati Financial will post 2.65 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 20th will be paid a $0.50 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 19th. This represents a $2.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.70%. Cincinnati Financial’s dividend payout ratio is currently 66.01%.
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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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