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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 1.90% today. In the last week its performance is 1.42%, and 2.96% for the past quarter. Currently, Centene Corp., CNC has a target price of 81.41, so today’s gain of 1.90% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.42%.

Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC), has a market cap of 11703.76, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 3.40%, and institutional ownership is 95.10%.

At the current price of 68.62, it has a dividend yield of *TBA, and its target price is 81.41. This is with a profit margin of 1.20%, and total debt/equity of 0.81. Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC) has a P/E of 27.4, as well as a forward P/E of 14.1.

With a current EPS of 2.5, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 11.28%,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 17.41%.

Performance for the year is 14.67%. Since its IPO date on 12/13/2001, the total performance to date is 4.27%.

Volume today for Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC), is 972300, while its average volume is 1785.95. Whilst the total gain today was 1.90%, it did have a day high of -9.20%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.91%, and 1.87% for the month. The 52-week low for Centene Corp., CNC has been 44.89%, while the 52-week-high has reached -9.20%.

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 2.70%. With a sales growth of 97.90% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Centene Corp., CNC is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 0.66, and has a current ratio of *TBA and *TBA for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Centene Corp.? Well its PEG is 1.57, and the P/S is 0.39, along with a P/B of 2.12. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 4.32.

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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