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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC) from Healthcare

Today’s top gainers include the company Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC) which is in the industry Health Care Plans, gaining -0.11% today. In the last week its performance is 3.01%, and 16.13% for the past quarter. Currently, Centene Corp., CNC has a target price of 80.13, so today’s gain of -0.11% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.52%.

Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC), has a market cap of 12166.35, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 3.60%, and institutional ownership is 94.30%.

At the current price of 71.29, it has a dividend yield of *TBA, and its target price is 80.13. This is with a profit margin of 1.10%, and total debt/equity of 0.81. Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC) has a P/E of 31.8, as well as a forward P/E of 14.38.

With a current EPS of 2.24, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 17.99%,Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 26.30%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 17.90%.

Performance for the year is -4.23%. Since its IPO date on 12/13/2001, the total performance to date is 8.33%.

Volume today for Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC), is 1608501, while its average volume is 2140.55. Whilst the total gain today was -0.11%, it did have a day high of -0.34%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.53%, and 2.18% for the month. The 52-week low for Centene Corp., CNC has been 50.53%, while the 52-week-high has reached -14.11%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 10.80%, and its return on assets is 2.70%. Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC) has an operating margin of 2.40%. With a sales growth of 35.50% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Centene Corp., CNC is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 0.81, and has a current ratio of *TBA and *TBA for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Centene Corp.? Well its PEG is 1.78, and the P/S is 0.49, along with a P/B of 1.69. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 3.54.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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