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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 1463.25, and so far today it has a volume of 0. Performance year to date since the 3/31/1982 is -11.00%.

To help you determine whether Cigna Corp. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 16.28 and forward P/E is 12.93. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Cigna Corp. has a value for PEG of 1.55. P/S ratio is 0.85 and the P/B ratio is 2.62. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 13.63 and 13.83 respectively.

At the current price Cigna Corp. is trading at, 130.19 (0.00% 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 8, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.43% after growing 2.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -3.70%, and 4.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 251.37, and the number of shares float is 249.84. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.40%, and institutional ownership is at 87.40%. The float short is 0.89%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.52. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.60%, 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 0.38 and total debt/equity is 0.41. In terms of margins, Cigna Corp. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 8.60%, and Cigna Corp. has a profit margin of 5.40%.

The 52 week high is -17.58%, with 6.83% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.90% and the 200 day simple moving average is -3.73%.

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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