Centene Corporation (CNC): Price and Financial Metrics

Centene Corporation (CNC): $64.35

-0.29 (-0.45%)

POWR Rating

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  • Value is the dimension where CNC ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 80.92% of US stocks.
  • CNC's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving up over the last 47 weeks.
  • CNC ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 29th percentile.

CNC Stock Summary

  • CNC has a market capitalization of $35,909,653,045 -- more than approximately 92.24% of US stocks.
  • Centene Corp's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than 91.56% of US listed stocks.
  • With a price/sales ratio of 0.3, Centene Corp has a higher such ratio than just 4.43% of stocks in our set.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Centene Corp are NTR, EFX, AJG, WLTW, and CBRE.
  • 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

  • In comparison to the median Healthcare stock, CNC's price/sales ratio is 97.36% lower, now standing at 0.3.
  • Over the past 240 months, CNC's EV/EBIT ratio has gone up 17.3.
  • CNC's price/earnings ratio has moved up 36.2 over the prior 240 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for CNC.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
CNC 2021-08-31 0.3 1.4 51.0 23.6
CNC 2021-08-30 0.3 1.4 51.2 23.6
CNC 2021-08-27 0.3 1.4 51.8 23.9
CNC 2021-08-26 0.3 1.4 51.5 23.8
CNC 2021-08-25 0.3 1.4 51.5 23.8
CNC 2021-08-24 0.3 1.5 52.3 24.1

CNC Growth Metrics

  • Its 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at -12.87%.
  • Its 4 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 207.27%.
  • Its 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at -103.5%.
CNC's revenue has moved up $62,023,000,000 over the prior 33 months.

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
2021-06-30 118,386 3,757 720
2021-03-31 115,073 5,786 2,461
2020-12-31 111,115 5,503 1,808
2020-09-30 101,690 1,871 2,029
2020-06-30 91,576 2,724 1,556
2020-03-31 82,220 -73 845

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 64.52% of graded US stocks.
  • CNC's asset turnover comes in at 1.698 -- ranking 4th of 133 Insurance stocks.
  • DGICA, AFHIF, and JRVR 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
2021-06-30 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
2020-03-31 1.868 0.117 0.095

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 $83.88 Average Broker Recommendation 1.43 (Moderate Buy)

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CNC Price/Volume Stats

Current price $64.35 52-week high $75.59
Prev. close $64.64 52-week low $53.60
Day low $63.47 Volume 4,389,308
Day high $64.91 Avg. volume 3,794,696
50-day MA $66.61 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $65.42 Market Cap 37.52B

Centene Corporation (CNC) Company Bio

Centene Corporation provides a portfolio of services to government-sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. The company was founded in 1984 and is based in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Why Should You Hold Centene (CNC) in Your Portfolio Now?

Riding high on strategic initiatives and operational excellence, Centene (CNC) holds potential to reap benefits for investors.

Yahoo | September 15, 2021

Reminder: Centene Corporation's 2021 Third Quarter Financial Results Conference Call

Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) today issued a reminder that it will release its 2021 third quarter financial results at approximately 6 a.m. (Eastern Time) on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, and host a conference call afterwards at approximately 8:30 a.m. (Eastern Time) to review the results. Michael F. Neidorff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Drew Asher, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, of Centene Corporation will host the call.

Yahoo | September 14, 2021

Centene Corp Achieves #57 Analyst Rank, Surpassing Ingersoll Rand

In a study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages, for the underlying components of the S&P 500, Centene Corp (Symbol: CNC) has taken over the #57 spot from Ingersoll Rand Inc (Symbol: IR), according to ETF Channel. Below is a chart of Centene Corp versus Ingersoll Rand Inc plotting their respective rank within the [] The post Centene Corp Achieves #57 Analyst Rank, Surpassing Ingersoll Rand appeared first on UK Stocks, Forex, Commodities, Crypto, Live Market News- Daily Forex News .

FXNews24 | September 7, 2021

Investing in Centene (NYSE:CNC) five years ago would have delivered you a 89% gain

While Centene Corporation ( NYSE:CNC ) shareholders are probably generally happy, the stock hasn't had particularly...

Yahoo | September 7, 2021

Centene's Board Of Directors Appoints Sarah London As Vice Chairman

Centene today announced two key appointments, further aligning our organization structure and operating model with our strategic priorities and accelerating impact to the business and value creation. Sarah London, currently President, Centene Health Care Enterprises and Executive Vice President of Advanced Technology, has been appointed Vice Chairman, Centene Board of Directors. Ms. London will continue to be responsible for Health Care Enterprises and Advanced Technology and will also set strat

Yahoo | September 7, 2021

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CNC Price Returns

1-mo 0.06%
3-mo -10.87%
6-mo -0.91%
1-year 5.27%
3-year -9.82%
5-year 88.49%
YTD 7.20%
2020 -4.52%
2019 9.05%
2018 14.29%
2017 78.52%
2016 -14.13%

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