Centene Corp. (CNC): Price and Financial Metrics

Centene Corp. (CNC): $71.01

-1.56 (-2.15%)

POWR Rating

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  • Value is the dimension where CNC ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 93.08% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for CNC is in Growth, which has been heading down over the past 177 days.
  • CNC's current lowest rank is in the Momentum metric (where it is better than 47.33% of US stocks).

CNC Stock Summary

  • CENTENE CORP's market capitalization of $41,093,465,921 is ahead of 93.97% of US-listed equities.
  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for CNC is 5.58 -- better than 92.28% of US stocks.
  • CNC's price/sales ratio is 0.29; that's higher than the P/S ratio of only 7.18% of US stocks.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to CENTENE CORP, a group of peers worth examining would be JCI, AJG, ODFL, CBRE, and EMR.
  • Visit CNC's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.centene.com.

CNC Valuation Summary

  • CNC's price/earnings ratio is 21; this is 4.98% lower than that of the median Healthcare stock.
  • CNC's price/sales ratio has moved down 0.4 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for CNC.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
CNC 2023-01-30 0.3 1.7 21.0 14.0
CNC 2023-01-27 0.3 1.7 21.2 14.1
CNC 2023-01-26 0.3 1.7 21.5 14.3
CNC 2023-01-25 0.3 1.7 21.4 14.2
CNC 2023-01-24 0.3 1.7 21.3 14.2
CNC 2023-01-23 0.3 1.7 21.3 14.2

CNC Growth Metrics

    Its year over year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at -8.17%.
  • Its 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 7378.08%.
  • Its 2 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 20.72%.
Over the past 15 months, CNC's revenue has gone up $23,168,000,000.

The table below shows CNC's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-09-30 141,554 8,512 2,014
2022-06-30 138,095 6,982 1,860
2022-03-31 133,184 5,313 1,497
2021-12-31 125,982 4,205 1,347
2021-09-30 121,702 6,511 736
2021-06-30 118,386 3,757 720

CNC's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • CNC has a Quality Grade of C, ranking ahead of 69.88% of graded US stocks.
  • CNC's asset turnover comes in at 1.689 -- ranking 4th of 133 Insurance stocks.
  • JRVR, CIA, and AXS are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with CNC.

The table below shows CNC's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 1.689 0.114 0.062
2021-06-30 1.698 0.119 0.068
2021-03-31 1.669 0.136 0.167
2020-12-31 1.635 0.137 0.138
2020-09-30 1.666 0.138 0.157
2020-06-30 1.744 0.133 0.147

CNC Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of CNC, see our CNC price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $83.10 Average Broker Recommendation 1.43 (Moderate Buy)

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CNC Price/Volume Stats

Current price $71.01 52-week high $98.53
Prev. close $72.57 52-week low $70.80
Day low $70.80 Volume 5,098,500
Day high $73.66 Avg. volume 4,095,426
50-day MA $80.33 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $83.68 Market Cap 40.21B

Centene Corp. (CNC) Company Bio

Centene Corporation is a publicly traded managed care company based in St. Louis, Missouri. It serves as an intermediary for government-sponsored and privately insured health care programs. Centene ranked No. 24 on the 2021 Fortune 500 . (Source:Wikipedia)

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Latest CNC News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about CENTENE CORP that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate CNC as an investment opportunity.

Can Lower Managed Care Profits Hurt Centene (CNC) Q4 Earnings?

Centene's (CNC) fourth-quarter results are likely to reflect growth in premiums and memberships.

Yahoo | February 3, 2023

Cigna, Phoenix Children's reach tentative agreement; contract discussions continue

Phoenix Children's and Cigna Arizona said they are committed to Arizonans' quality of care as they continue contract discussions beyond the original deadline. Here are the details.

Yahoo | February 3, 2023

Value Stocks Are Still Beating Growth — Analysts Like These 5 Best

Some speculative S&P 500 stocks may be getting some lift this year. But make no mistake — value stocks are still in control.

Yahoo | February 3, 2023

Los Angeles County Addresses the Youth Mental Health Crisis Through a Groundbreaking, School-Based Telehealth Collaboration

The Los Angeles County Office of Education (LACOE), through a historic partnership with L.A. Care Health Plan, Health Net, and the L.A. County Department of Mental Health (LACDMH), is poised to offer access to mental health services for L.A. County's 1.3 million K-12 public school students. The partnership with school-based telehealth company Hazel Health will use virtual care to deliver mental health support for all students, resulting in shorter wait times to connect with qualified therapists,

Yahoo | February 2, 2023

Centene Corp. agrees to pay $66.5M to Indiana in latest PBM settlement

So far, Centene has reached settlements that have been announced by more than a dozen states, requiring the nation’s largest Medicaid managed care provider to make at least $618 million in payments.

Yahoo | February 1, 2023

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CNC Price Returns

1-mo -9.73%
3-mo -15.46%
6-mo -25.11%
1-year -11.87%
3-year 12.43%
5-year 36.06%
YTD -13.41%
2022 -0.47%
2021 37.26%
2020 -4.52%
2019 9.05%
2018 14.29%

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