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Can Cerner Corporation (CERN) Remain Competitive?

Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) went up by 0.50% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $94.46. The Wall Street Journal reported on 12/23/21 that M&A Likely to Remain Strong in 2022 as Covid-19 Looms Over Business Plans

Is It Worth Investing in Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ :CERN) Right Now?

Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 47.43 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for CERN is at 0.76. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 1 analysts out of 11 who provided ratings for Cerner Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 10 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $95.00, which is $0.07 above the current price. Today, the average trading volume of CERN was 3.10M shares.

CERN’s Market Performance

CERN stocks went down by 0.00% for the week, with a monthly jump of 0.79% and a quarterly performance of 2.27%, while its annual performance rate touched 22.75%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 0.45% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 0.34% for Cerner Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 0.52% for CERN stocks with a simple moving average of 12.58% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of CERN

Morgan Stanley, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see CERN reach a price target of $85, previously predicting the price at $77. The rating they have provided for CERN stocks is “Equal-Weight” according to the report published on December 20th, 2021.

Robert W. Baird gave a rating of “Neutral” to CERN, setting the target price at $82 in the report published on November 17th of the previous year.

CERN Trading at 0.66% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought CERN to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -0.34% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 0.34%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 0.45%, as shares surge +1.12% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +0.95% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, CERN remain unchanged, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +20.25% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $93.71. In addition, Cerner Corporation saw 1.37% 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 CERN starting from Battaglioli Michael R., who sale 5,288 shares at the price of $94.09 back on May 04. After this action, Battaglioli Michael R. now owns 3,412 shares of Cerner Corporation, valued at $497,548 using the latest closing price.

Platt Tracy L, the Chief Human Resources Officer of Cerner Corporation, sale 7,769 shares at $93.40 during a trade that took place back on Mar 11, which means that Platt Tracy L is holding 0 shares at $725,625 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for CERN

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +17.22 for the present operating margin
  • +77.01 for the gross margin

The net margin for Cerner Corporation stands at +9.64. Equity return is now at value 15.30, with 7.80 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.51.

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