Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) went down by -0.55% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $94.58. The company’s stock price has collected 0.31% of gains in the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 02/08/22 that Peloton, Pfizer, Meta, General Motors: What to Watch in the Stock Market Today
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 29.52 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for CNC is at 0.50. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 15 analysts out of 22 who provided ratings for Centene Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 3 rated the stock as “overweight,” 4 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”
The average price from analysts is $103.95, which is $10.75 above the current price. CNC currently public float of 574.60M and currently shorts hold a 1.28% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of CNC was 2.92M shares.
CNC’s Market Performance
CNC stocks went up by 0.31% for the week, with a monthly jump of 9.50% and a quarterly performance of 15.51%, while its annual performance rate touched 33.85%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.29% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.38% for Centene Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 3.39% for CNC stocks with a simple moving average of 14.15% for the last 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of CNC
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for CNC stocks, with Barclays repeating the rating for CNC by listing it as a “Overweight.” The predicted price for CNC in the upcoming period, according to Barclays is $107 based on the research report published on July 28th of the current year 2022.
Jefferies, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see CNC reach a price target of $115, previously predicting the price at $82. The rating they have provided for CNC stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on July 14th, 2022.
Credit Suisse gave a rating of “Outperform” to CNC, setting the target price at $88 in the report published on June 21st of the current year.
CNC Trading at 8.87% 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 -1.88% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 2.38%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.29%, as shares surge +7.89% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +9.23% upper at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, CNC rose by +0.31%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +42.07% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $90.10. In addition, Centene Corporation saw 12.62% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at CNC starting from BAGLEY SHANNON, who sale 9,000 shares at the price of $92.21 back on Jul 29. After this action, BAGLEY SHANNON now owns 118,194 shares of Centene Corporation, valued at $829,890 using the latest closing price.
Robinson Lori Jean, the Director of Centene Corporation, sale 1,200 shares at $92.77 during a trade that took place back on Jul 28, which means that Robinson Lori Jean is holding 9,908 shares at $111,324 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for CNC
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +2.77 for the present operating margin
The net margin for Centene Corporation stands at +1.07. Equity return is now at value 7.00, with 2.30 for asset returns.
The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.11.