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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 11828.66. It is in the Health Care Plans industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 27.93, a forward P/E of 14.4 and EPS of 2.5. At a stock price of 69.51 (-0.60%) 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 11.56% 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 0.62%. For the last month performance for Centene Corp. is -7.08%. While the last quarter is 19.01% and half year, 22.11%. Finally for the year, performance is 14.96%.

The 52-week high for Centene Corp., is at -8.02%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 46.77%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.99% and 10.65% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.12%, and for the month it is 3.10%. Centene Corp., has a target price of 81.33.

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 3.50%, with instituitional ownership at 95.10%. Centene Corp. has a payout ratio of 0.00%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 169.15. The shares float is 167.83, with the float short at 4.31%, with short ratio coming to 3.82.

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 81.33, 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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