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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 0.52% today. In the last week its performance is 2.39%, and 12.97% for the past quarter. Currently, Centene Corp., CNC has a target price of 80.13, so today’s gain of 0.52% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.00%.

Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC), has a market cap of 11848.92, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 3.60%, and institutional ownership is 94.30%.

At the current price of 69.79, 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 30.97, as well as a forward P/E of 14.

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 -1.13%. Since its IPO date on 12/13/2001, the total performance to date is 5.50%.

Volume today for Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC), is 252726, while its average volume is 2073.36. Whilst the total gain today was 0.52%, it did have a day high of -2.43%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.26%, and 2.19% for the month. The 52-week low for Centene Corp., CNC has been 47.36%, while the 52-week-high has reached -7.79%.

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 1.73, and the P/S is 0.48, along with a P/B of 1.65. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 3.45.

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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