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How has Centene Corp.:(NYSE:CNC) performed recently?

Centene Corp. (NYSE: CNC) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 10677.75. It is in the Health Care Plans industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 24.72, a forward P/E of 12.74 and EPS of 2.5. At a stock price of 61.9 (-0.64%) it has a dividend yield of *TBA.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 26.30%, more recently this last year it has grown by 29.90%. The next year growth is going to be about 11.29% and more long-term 17.41% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 36.70%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 38.60% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 97.90%.

For performance, Centene Corp. the past week has seen a gain of -10.34%. For the last month performance for Centene Corp. is -5.21%. While the last quarter is -10.29% and half year, -0.03%. Finally for the year, performance is 16.64%.

The 52-week high for Centene Corp., is at -18.09%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 30.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is -9.55% and -3.47% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 3.97%, and for the month it is 2.46%. Centene Corp., has a target price of 80.5.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.66, and for total debt/equity Centene Corp. has 0.81. The gross margin is *TBA, while operating margin is 2.70%, the profit margin is 1.20%. The current ratio is *TBA and the quick ratio is *TBA.

Insider ownership is at 3.40%, with instituitional ownership at 95.00%. Centene Corp. has a payout ratio of 0.00%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 172.5. The shares float is 167.82, with the float short at 4.10%, with short ratio coming to 4.23.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Centene Corp., get 2.70%, with its returns on investment at 10.80%. Return on equity is 9.50%. So will the investors see the target price of 80.5, reached soon?

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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