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Is Cigna Corp.(NYSE: CI), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/31/1982. Cigna Corp. is in the Health Care Plans industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Cigna Corp., is 1563.36, and so far today it has a volume of 623000. Performance year to date since the 3/31/1982 is -13.25%.

To help you determine whether Cigna Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 16.48 and forward P/E is 13.36. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Cigna Corp. has a value for PEG of 1.47. P/S ratio is 0.84 and the P/B ratio is 2.43. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 13.32 and 24.22 respectively.

At the current price Cigna Corp. is trading at, 126.9 (-0.15% today), Cigna Corp. has a dividend yield of 0.03%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 7.7, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 18.89% after growing 2.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -13.10%, and 5.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 257.52, and the number of shares float is 249.89. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 87.60%. The float short is 0.72%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.14. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.40%, and also a return on investment of 12.10%.

The ability for Cigna Corp., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.36 and total debt/equity is 0.38. In terms of margins, Cigna Corp. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 8.10%, and Cigna Corp. has a profit margin of 5.10%.

The 52 week high is -14.83%, with 4.13% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -2.19% and the 200 day simple moving average is -5.07%.

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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