Centene Corp. Company Profile (NYSE:CNC)

About Centene Corp.

Centene Corp. logoCentene Corporation is a diversified healthcare company that provides programs and services to government sponsored healthcare programs. The Company also provides education and outreach programs to inform and assist members in accessing appropriate healthcare services. The Company operates through two segments. The Managed Care segment provides health plan coverage to individuals, through government subsidized programs, including Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Long Term Care (LTC), Foster Care, dual-eligible individuals (Duals) and the Supplemental Security Income Program, also known as the Aged, Blind or Disabled Program (ABD). The Specialty Services segment consists of its specialty companies offering a range of healthcare services and products to state programs, correctional facilities, healthcare organizations, employer groups and other commercial organizations.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Medical
  • Industry: Health Care Plans
  • Sub-Industry: Managed Health Care
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: CNC
  • CUSIP: 15135B10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $69.08
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $68.42
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $65.50
  • 52-Week Range: $47.36 - $75.57
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 26.66
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.21
  • P/E Growth: 0.90
  • Market Cap: $11.79B
  • Outstanding Shares: 170,736,000
  • Beta: 1
  • Net Margins: 1.19%
  • Return on Equity: 14.27%
  • Return on Assets: 4.07%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.66%
  • Current Ratio: 0.89%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.89%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 3 Hold Ratings, 13 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.81)
Consensus Price Target: $81.20 (17.54% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/22/2016Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageBuy$79.00View Rating Details
9/13/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingBuy$78.00View Rating Details
9/7/2016WedbushReiterated RatingOutperform$85.00View Rating Details
9/6/2016Leerink SwannDowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$80.00View Rating Details
9/1/2016FBR & CoReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
7/27/2016Jefferies GroupLower Price TargetBuy$89.00 -> $82.00View Rating Details
6/29/2016Morgan StanleyUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$84.00 -> $86.00View Rating Details
6/28/2016Wolfe ResearchInitiated CoverageMarket Perform$80.00View Rating Details
6/20/2016Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
6/20/2016Wells Fargo & Co.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
6/20/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Reiterated RatingOutperform$89.00View Rating Details
6/20/2016Barclays PLCUpgradeEqual Weight -> Overweight$76.00 -> $82.00View Rating Details
6/16/2016Sanford C. BernsteinInitiated CoverageUnderperform -> Market Perform$76.00View Rating Details
6/4/2016Cantor FitzgeraldReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
5/26/2016Stifel NicolausUpgradeHold -> Buy$75.00View Rating Details
4/2/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
7/21/2015Goldman Sachs Group Inc.DowngradeNeutral -> Sell$73.00 -> $69.00View Rating Details
6/15/2015Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHold$65.00 -> $73.00View Rating Details
6/15/2015SusquehannaReiterated RatingPositive$85.00 -> $87.00View Rating Details
5/4/2015BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$77.00 -> $78.00View Rating Details
12/15/2014Bank of America Corp.Boost Price TargetBuy$114.00 -> $120.00View Rating Details
12/15/2014Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$103.00 -> $114.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 9/27/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/25/2016ListenView Earnings Details
7/26/2016Q216$1.09$1.29$10.80 billion$10.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/26/2016Q116$0.74$0.74$7.88 billion$6.95 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/9/2016Q415$0.82$0.91$6.14 billion$6.30 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2015Q315$0.78$0.84$5.79 billion$5.82 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/28/2015Q215$0.70$0.72$5.54 billion$5.51 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2015Q115$0.48$0.52$5.12 billion$5.13 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/3/2015Q414$1.70$1.74$4.62 billion$4.42 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/28/2014Q314$0.96$1.22$4.23 billion$4.35 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/22/2014Q214$0.73$0.82$3.66 billion$4.02 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/22/2014Q1$0.44$0.57$3.25 billion$3.35 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/4/2014Q413$0.83$0.84$2.93 billion$2.86 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2013Q313$0.84$0.87$2.68 billion$2.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2013Q2 2013$0.62$0.77$2.63 billion$2.73 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2013Q1 2013$0.38$0.42$2.46 billion$2.54 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/5/2013Q4 2012$0.32$0.17$2.40 billion$2.30 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2012$0.48$0.07ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2012($0.10)($0.16)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/24/2012$0.48$0.45ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/7/2012$0.55$0.57ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/25/2011$0.53$0.55ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2011$0.54$0.54ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2011$0.42$0.46ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/8/2011$0.48$0.50ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.37 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.86 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20169$0.53$0.78$0.70
Q2 20165$1.05$1.12$1.08
Q3 20165$1.13$1.21$1.17
Q4 20165$1.07$1.18$1.13
Q1 20172$0.97$1.01$0.99
Q2 20172$1.22$1.27$1.25
Q3 20172$1.27$1.32$1.30
Q4 20172$1.25$1.30$1.28
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC)
No dividend announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 4.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 92.92%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
9/7/2016Robert K. DitmoreDirectorBuy150$67.00$10,050.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2016Kenneth Rone BaldwinEVPSell6,000$71.00$426,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/29/2016Richard A. GephardtDirectorSell15,910$68.89$1,096,039.90View SEC Filing  
6/24/2016Keith H. WilliamsonEVPSell4,000$70.00$280,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2016Mark J BrooksSVPSell3,914$65.01$254,449.14View SEC Filing  
4/28/2016Jesse N HunterEVPSell10,000$65.17$651,700.00View SEC Filing  
4/1/2016Kenneth Rone BaldwinEVPSell6,000$60.87$365,220.00View SEC Filing  
3/23/2016Carol GoldmanVPSell15,000$62.96$944,400.00View SEC Filing  
1/4/2016Kenneth Rone BaldwinEVPSell6,000$64.68$388,080.00View SEC Filing  
12/22/2015Carol GoldmanVPSell25,000$65.19$1,629,750.00View SEC Filing  
12/22/2015Jeffrey A SchwanekeCAOSell2,000$65.09$130,180.00View SEC Filing  
10/29/2015Carol GoldmanVPSell5,000$60.88$304,400.00View SEC Filing  
7/1/2015Carol GoldmanVPSell5,000$81.20$406,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/22/2015Keith H WilliamsonEVPSell7,000$80.87$566,090.00View SEC Filing  
6/18/2015William N ScheffelCFOSell25,290$79.14$2,001,450.60View SEC Filing  
5/4/2015Donald G ImholzEVPSell5,000$65.08$325,400.00View SEC Filing  
4/30/2015Carol GoldmanVPSell15,998$63.48$1,015,553.04View SEC Filing  
4/30/2015Donald G ImholzEVPSell5,000$63.72$318,600.00View SEC Filing  
4/30/2015Robert K DitmoreDirectorSell15,000$63.83$957,450.00View SEC Filing  
4/6/2015Michael F NeidorffCEOSell10,000$70.43$704,300.00View SEC Filing  
4/1/2015Jesse N HunterEVPSell5,000$69.66$348,300.00View SEC Filing  
3/19/2015Keith H WilliamsonEVPSell5,000$70.18$350,900.00View SEC Filing  
3/13/2015Tommy G ThompsonDirectorSell16,000$65.36$1,045,760.00View SEC Filing  
3/9/2015Robert K DitmoreDirectorSell15,000$63.19$947,850.00View SEC Filing  
1/2/2015Carol GoldmanVPSell8,400$104.87$880,908.00View SEC Filing  
1/2/2015Jesse N HunterEVPSell2,500$104.87$262,175.00View SEC Filing  
12/16/2014Jeffrey A SchwanekeCAOSell5,000$101.80$509,000.00View SEC Filing  
10/1/2014Jesse N HunterEVPSell2,500$81.42$203,550.00View SEC Filing  
9/22/2014Carol GoldmanVPSell12,500$81.85$1,023,125.00View SEC Filing  
9/18/2014Donald G ImholzEVPSell5,000$80.10$400,500.00View SEC Filing  
9/15/2014Keith H WilliamsonEVPSell4,000$77.48$309,920.00View SEC Filing  
9/9/2014Jeffrey A SchwanekeCAOSell1,000$79.51$79,510.00View SEC Filing  
9/9/2014Jesse N HunterEVPSell5,000$79.35$396,750.00View SEC Filing  
9/2/2014Donald G ImholzEVPSell5,000$77.32$386,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/28/2014Jeffrey A SchwanekeCAOSell1,000$77.02$77,020.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2014Jason HarroldEVPSell2,500$70.00$175,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/2/2014Jason HarroldEVPSell5,000$62.19$310,950.00View SEC Filing  
3/31/2014Edmund KrollSVPSell5,000$62.00$310,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/31/2014William ScheffelCFOSell17,895$61.99$1,109,311.05View SEC Filing  
2/6/2014Jesse HunterEVPSell5,000$61.66$308,300.00View SEC Filing  
2/6/2014Michael NeidorffCEOSell10,000$62.00$620,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/17/2013Orlando AyalaDirectorBuy17,600$56.41$992,816.00View SEC Filing  
7/25/2013Jeffrey A SchwanekeCAOSell3,000$57.40$172,200.00View SEC Filing  
7/25/2013Jesse N HunterEVPSell5,000$57.41$287,050.00View SEC Filing  
6/13/2013Keith H WilliamsonEVPSell5,800$50.25$291,450.00View SEC Filing  
6/7/2013Donald G ImholzEVPSell5,000$50.00$250,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/3/2013Carol GoldmanVPSell10,000$49.28$492,800.00View SEC Filing  
6/3/2013Jesse N HunterEVPSell6,000$48.28$289,680.00View SEC Filing  
5/30/2013Jason M HarroldEVPSell5,000$50.80$254,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/30/2013Jeffrey A SchwanekeCAOSell3,000$50.68$152,040.00View SEC Filing  
5/30/2013William N ScheffelCFOSell22,191$50.80$1,127,302.80View SEC Filing  
5/10/2013Keith H WilliamsonEVPSell3,000$50.00$150,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2012Carol GoldmanVPSell15,000$45.15$677,250.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2012Keith H WilliamsonEVPSell9,000$45.10$405,900.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC)
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Centene Corp. (NYSE:CNC) Chart for Tuesday, September, 27, 2016

Last Updated on 9/27/2016 by MarketBeat.com Staff