Centene Corp. (CNC): Price and Financial Metrics

Centene Corp. (CNC): $64.05

1.47 (+2.35%)

POWR Rating

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  • CNC scores best on the Value dimension, with a Value rank ahead of 90.59% of US stocks.
  • CNC's strongest trending metric is Stability; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • CNC's current lowest rank is in the Momentum metric (where it is better than 48.83% of US stocks).

CNC Stock Summary

  • With a market capitalization of $35,060,425,952, CENTENE CORP has a greater market value than 93.45% of US stocks.
  • CENTENE CORP's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than 92.99% of US listed stocks.
  • CNC's one year PEG ratio, measuring expected growth in earnings next year relative to current common stock price is 526.09 -- higher than 94.59% of US-listed equities with positive expected earnings growth.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to CENTENE CORP, a group of peers worth examining would be CHTR, JBHT, LPLA, EXPD, and TFII.
  • CNC's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit CENTENE CORP's official web site, go to www.centene.com.

CNC Valuation Summary

  • CNC's price/earnings ratio is 28.7; this is 26.99% higher than that of the median Healthcare stock.
  • Over the past 243 months, CNC's price/earnings ratio has gone up 16.5.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for CNC.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
CNC 2023-03-17 0.2 1.4 28.7 15.4
CNC 2023-03-16 0.2 1.4 29.0 15.5
CNC 2023-03-15 0.2 1.5 29.1 15.6
CNC 2023-03-14 0.2 1.5 29.0 15.6
CNC 2023-03-13 0.2 1.5 29.4 15.7
CNC 2023-03-10 0.2 1.5 29.9 15.9

CNC Growth Metrics

    Its 2 year revenue growth rate is now at 61.98%.
  • Its 4 year revenue growth rate is now at 81.19%.
  • The year over year price growth rate now stands at 33.55%.
CNC's revenue has moved up $8.8184e+10 over the prior 52 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
2022-12-31 144,547 6,261 1,202
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

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 $64.05 52-week high $98.53
Prev. close $62.58 52-week low $61.71
Day low $62.47 Volume 2,922,000
Day high $64.14 Avg. volume 4,032,767
50-day MA $70.71 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $81.20 Market Cap 35.31B

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.

Centene Stock Is Way Down. The CEO Moves to Buy Shares of the Health Insurer.

Sarah London, a Centene veteran and former vice chairman who got the CEO’s job a year ago, scooped up shares of the health insurer.

Yahoo | March 24, 2023

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Yahoo | March 21, 2023

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights UnitedHealth, The Cigna, Humana, Centene and Molina Healthcare

UnitedHealth, The Cigna, Humana, Centene and Molina Healthcare are part of the Zacks Industry Outlook article.

Yahoo | March 20, 2023

CEO & Director Sarah London Just Bought 11% More Shares In Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC)

Centene Corporation ( NYSE:CNC ) shareholders (or potential shareholders) will be happy to see that the CEO & Director...

Yahoo | March 19, 2023

Health Net Providing Special Assistance to Members Affected by Winter Storms

In response to Gov. Gavin Newsom's declared state of emergency in Calaveras, Del Norte, Glenn, Kings, San Benito, and San Joaquin counties, Health Net is providing special assistance to assist members affected by the winter storms. Health Net wants to ensure its members have access to essential prescription medications, critical Health Net information and other healthcare services should their services be interrupted.

Yahoo | March 17, 2023

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CNC Price Returns

1-mo -10.63%
3-mo -21.54%
6-mo -17.58%
1-year -25.17%
3-year 22.49%
5-year 25.96%
YTD -21.90%
2022 -0.47%
2021 37.26%
2020 -4.52%
2019 9.05%
2018 14.29%

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