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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC) from Healthcare

Today’s top gainers include the company Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC) which is in the industry Health Care Plans, gaining 2.81% today. In the last week its performance is -0.47%, and -15.24% for the past quarter. Currently, Centene Corp., CNC has a target price of 80.38, so today’s gain of 2.81% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 2.03%.

Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC), has a market cap of 10512.78, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 3.30%, and institutional ownership is 94.60%.

At the current price of 61.41, it has a dividend yield of *TBA, and its target price is 80.38. This is with a profit margin of 1.20%, and total debt/equity of 0.81. Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC) has a P/E of 24.52, as well as a forward P/E of 12.64.

With a current EPS of 2.5, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 11.37%,Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 26.30%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 17.27%.

Performance for the year is 1.25%. Since its IPO date on 12/13/2001, the total performance to date is -6.69%.

Volume today for Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC), is 1624802, while its average volume is 1612.42. Whilst the total gain today was 2.81%, it did have a day high of -13.79%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.83%, and 2.31% for the month. The 52-week low for Centene Corp., CNC has been 29.67%, while the 52-week-high has reached -18.74%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 10.80%, and its return on assets is 2.70%. Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC) has an operating margin of 2.70%. With a sales growth of 97.90% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Centene Corp., CNC is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 0.66, and has a current ratio of *TBA and *TBA for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Centene Corp.? Well its PEG is 1.42, and the P/S is 0.35, along with a P/B of 1.89. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 3.88.

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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