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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Cigna Corp., CI

Cigna Corp., CI is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Health Care Plans in the sector of Healthcare. Based in USA, Cigna Corp., CIĀ  has a market cap of 33609.7. Since its IPO date on the 3/31/1982, Cigna Corp., CI performance year to date is -10.20%. Today Cigna Corp., CI has gained -0.65%, with a current price of 130.52.

Ownership of the company is 0.40% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 87.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.50%. Return of assets are at 3.40%, with return on investment at 12.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Cigna Corp., CI is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.36. While Total debt/equity is 0.38. With a profit margin of 5.10%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 8.10%. Cigna Corp. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Cigna Corp., CI has seen a EPS growth of 2.70%. A performance for the year of -1.78%. The 52-week high is -12.40%, and the 52-week low is 7.10%. The average volume for Cigna Corp., CI is 362516.

With a target price of 151.92, can Cigna Corp., CI reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Cigna Corp., CI. Cigna Corp. has a P/E of 17.06 and a forward P/E of 13.8. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.49. Cigna Corp. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.86 and 2.51 respectively. For P/cash, Cigna Corp. has a value of 13.7, while it is 24.91 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 130.52, Cigna Corp. has a dividend yield of 0.03%. We see a return on equity of 16.10%.

Looking more long-term Cigna Corp., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.47%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 17.99% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 2.70% for this year and for the last five years a 11.60% growth has been seen.

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