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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 11895. It is in the Health Care Plans industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 31.09, a forward P/E of 14.06 and EPS of 2.24. At a stock price of 69.7 (-2.23%) 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 17.99% and more long-term 17.90% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -124.40%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 38.60% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 35.50%.

For performance, Centene Corp. the past week has seen a gain of 2.91%. For the last month performance for Centene Corp. is 7.12%. While the last quarter is 14.96% and half year, 5.56%. Finally for the year, performance is -0.20%.

The 52-week high for Centene Corp., is at -16.02%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 47.17%. The 20-day simple moving average is 9.31% and 15.03% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.38%, and for the month it is 2.24%. Centene Corp., has a target price of 80.13.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.81, and for total debt/equity Centene Corp. has 0.81. The gross margin is *TBA, while operating margin is 2.40%, the profit margin is 1.10%. The current ratio is *TBA and the quick ratio is *TBA.

Insider ownership is at 3.60%, with instituitional ownership at 94.30%. Centene Corp. has a payout ratio of 0.00%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 170.66. The shares float is 167.55, with the float short at 3.54%, with short ratio coming to 2.85.

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 9.60%. So will the investors see the target price of 80.13, reached soon?

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