Cincinnati Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CINF) announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, November 17th, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, December 20th will be paid a dividend of 0.50 per share by the insurance provider on Tuesday, January 16th. This represents a $2.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.72%.

Cincinnati Financial Corporation has raised its dividend by an average of 5.0% per year over the last three years and has raised its dividend every year for the last 56 years. Cincinnati Financial Corporation has a payout ratio of 75.5% meaning its dividend is currently covered by earnings, but may not be in the future if the company’s earnings tumble. Equities research analysts expect Cincinnati Financial Corporation to earn $3.00 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $2.00 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 66.7%.

Cincinnati Financial Corporation (CINF) traded down $0.52 on Friday, hitting $73.59. 629,900 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 518,796. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11, a quick ratio of 0.29 and a current ratio of 0.29. Cincinnati Financial Corporation has a 52 week low of $68.24 and a 52 week high of $81.98. The stock has a market cap of $12,100.00, a PE ratio of 28.95 and a beta of 0.92.

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

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A number of brokerages have commented on CINF. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Cincinnati Financial Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $86.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $70.00 price objective on shares of Cincinnati Financial Corporation in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Cincinnati Financial Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $79.25.

Cincinnati Financial Corporation Company Profile

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.

Dividend History for Cincinnati Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CINF)

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