Centene Corporation (CNC): Price and Financial Metrics

Centene Corporation (CNC): $78.55

-0.14 (-0.18%)

POWR Rating

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  • CNC scores best on the Growth dimension, with a Growth rank ahead of 91.18% of US stocks.
  • CNC's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving up over the last 160 days.
  • CNC ranks lowest in Momentum; there it ranks in the 43rd percentile.

CNC Stock Summary

  • CNC has a market capitalization of $45,915,845,719 -- more than approximately 94.14% of US stocks.
  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for CNC is 4.6 -- better than 91.75% of US stocks.
  • With a price/sales ratio of 0.38, Centene Corp has a higher such ratio than only 6.87% of stocks in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Centene Corp, a group of peers worth examining would be HUM, DG, PPG, NTR, and CARR.
  • 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 4 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 170.9%.
  • Its year over year revenue growth rate is now at 39.96%.
  • Its 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 84.66%.
CNC's revenue has moved up $61,586,000,000 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
2021-09-30 121,702 6,511 736
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

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 $78.55 52-week high $85.44
Prev. close $78.69 52-week low $57.16
Day low $77.90 Volume 1,155,189
Day high $79.97 Avg. volume 3,695,680
50-day MA $77.90 Dividend yield N/A
200-day MA $70.22 Market Cap 45.83B

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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Coordinated Care Corp Indiana, Inc. -- Moody's announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Centene Corporation

Announcement of Periodic Review: Moody's announces completion of a periodic review of ratings of Centene CorporationGlobal Credit Research - 18 Jan 2022New York, January 18, 2022 -- Moody's Investors Service ("Moody's") has completed a periodic review of the ratings of Centene Corporation and other ratings that are associated with the same analytical unit. The review was conducted through a portfolio review discussion held on 13 January 2022 in which Moody's reassessed the appropriateness of the ratings in the context of the relevant principal methodology(ies), recent developments, and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers. Since 1 January 2019, Moody's practice has been to issue a press release following each periodic review to announce its comp...

Yahoo | January 18, 2022

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Investment company Gleason Group, Inc. (Current Portfolio) buys Herc Holdings Inc, DocuSign Inc, Arhaus Inc, YETI Holdings Inc, Alight Inc, sells Centene Corp, AT&T Inc, Boeing Co, BHP Group, Citigroup Inc during the 3-months ended 2021Q4, according to the most recent filings of the investment company, Gleason Group, Inc..

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CNC Price Returns

1-mo -4.70%
3-mo 13.86%
6-mo 6.93%
1-year 25.10%
3-year 24.07%
5-year 148.14%
YTD -4.67%
2021 37.26%
2020 -4.52%
2019 9.05%
2018 14.29%
2017 78.52%

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