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Looking Closely at the Growth Curve for Centene Corporation (CNC)

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Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) went up by 1.10% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $72.31. The company’s stock price has collected -5.42% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 04/30/21 that Health Net Federal Services Earns Prestigious Center of Excellence Recognition from BenchmarkPortal for Ninth Consecutive Year

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Is It Worth Investing in Centene Corporation (NYSE :CNC) Right Now?

Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 14.92 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for CNC is at 0.47. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 12 analysts out of 19 who provided ratings for Centene Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 2 rated the stock as “overweight,” 5 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $78.92, which is $16.55 above the current price. CNC currently public float of 570.41M and currently shorts hold a 1.69% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of CNC was 3.57M shares.

CNC’s Market Performance

CNC stocks went down by -5.42% for the week, with a monthly drop of -1.31% and a quarterly performance of 4.73%, while its annual performance rate touched -3.92%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 3.47% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.26% for Centene Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -1.33% for CNC stocks with a simple moving average of -0.10% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of CNC

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for CNC stocks, with Mizuho repeating the rating for CNC by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for CNC in the upcoming period, according to Mizuho is $65 based on the research report published on March 10th of the current year 2021.

Goldman, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see CNC reach a price target of $77. The rating they have provided for CNC stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on January 21st, 2021.

Jefferies gave a rating of “Hold” to CNC, setting the target price at $72 in the report published on January 15th of the current year.

CNC Trading at -0.00% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought CNC to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -13.68% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.26%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.47%, as shares sank -2.41% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +7.68% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, CNC fell by -5.42%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -5.47% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $63.19. In addition, Centene Corporation saw 3.98% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at CNC starting from AYALA ORLANDO, who sale 7,201 shares at the price of $60.00 back on Apr 29. After this action, AYALA ORLANDO now owns 130,261 shares of Centene Corporation, valued at $432,060 using the latest closing price.

ROBERTS JOHN R, the Director of Centene Corporation, sale 5,000 shares at $65.00 during a trade that took place back on Mar 19, which means that ROBERTS JOHN R is holding 13,879 shares at $325,000 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for CNC

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +3.36 for the present operating margin

The net margin for Centene Corporation stands at +1.63. The total capital return value is set at 10.45, while invested capital returns managed to touch 5.12. Equity return is now at value 9.60, with 3.60 for asset returns.

Based on Centene Corporation (CNC), the company’s capital structure generated 71.07 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 41.54. Total debt to assets is 26.23, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 69.90. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 40.86.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.48, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.34. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.08.

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