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NYSE:CNC - Centene Stock Price, Forecast & News

$57.71
-0.81 (-1.38 %)
(As of 12/16/2019 08:02 AM ET)
Today's Range
$57.05
Now: $57.71
$59.03
50-Day Range
$47.64
MA: $56.41
$61.05
52-Week Range
$41.62
Now: $57.71
$69.25
Volume6.23 million shs
Average Volume3.84 million shs
Market Capitalization$23.88 billion
P/E Ratio16.30
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.9
Centene Corporation operates as a diversified and multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides programs and services to under-insured and uninsured individuals in the United States. The company's Managed Care segment offers health plan coverage to individuals through government subsidized programs, including Medicaid, the State children's health insurance program, long-term services and support, foster care, and medicare-medicaid plans, which covers dually eligible individuals, as well as aged, blind, or disabled programs. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Hospital & medical service plans
Sub-IndustryManaged Health Care
SectorMedical
CUSIP15135B10
Phone314-725-4477

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$60.12 billion
Cash Flow$4.64 per share
Book Value$26.81 per share

Profitability

Net Income$900 million

Miscellaneous

Employees47,300
Market Cap$23.88 billion
Next Earnings Date2/4/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Centene (NYSE:CNC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Centene's stock symbol?

Centene trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CNC."

When did Centene's stock split? How did Centene's stock split work?

Shares of Centene split on Wednesday, February 6th 2019. The 2-1 split was announced on Tuesday, February 5th 2019. The newly issued shares were payable to shareholders after the market closes on Tuesday, February 5th 2019. An investor that had 100 shares of Centene stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.

How were Centene's earnings last quarter?

Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October, 22nd. The company reported $0.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.95 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $18.98 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $18.39 billion. Centene had a return on equity of 15.54% and a net margin of 1.87%. Centene's quarterly revenue was up 17.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.79 EPS. View Centene's Earnings History.

When is Centene's next earnings date?

Centene is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 4th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Centene.

What guidance has Centene issued on next quarter's earnings?

Centene issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Thursday, December, 12th. The company provided EPS guidance of $4.64 to $4.84 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $4.84. The company issued revenue guidance of $78.6-79.4 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $79.65 billion.

What price target have analysts set for CNC?

13 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Centene's shares. Their forecasts range from $57.00 to $83.00. On average, they anticipate Centene's stock price to reach $71.86 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 24.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Centene.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Centene?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Centene in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Centene.

Has Centene been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about CNC stock have trended somewhat negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Centene earned a media sentiment score of -1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. View News Stories for Centene.

Are investors shorting Centene?

Centene saw a increase in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 43,160,000 shares, an increase of 5.8% from the October 31st total of 40,810,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 4,990,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 8.6 days. Currently, 10.8% of the company's stock are short sold. View Centene's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Centene's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Centene own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Centene investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Visa (V), Micron Technology (MU), Netflix (NFLX), Home Depot (HD), Adobe (ADBE), CVS Health (CVS) and Mastercard (MA).

Who are Centene's key executives?

Centene's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Michael Frederic Neidorff, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 76)
  • Mr. Jeffrey Alan Schwaneke C.P.A., CPA, Exec. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 43)
  • Ms. Brandy Lynn Burkhalter, Exec. VP of Operations (Age 46)
  • Mr. Mark J. Brooks, Exec. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 49)
  • Mr. Jesse N. Hunter, Exec. VP & Chief Strategy Officer (Age 43)

Who are Centene's major shareholders?

Centene's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (4.00%), Maverick Capital Ltd. (1.75%), Boston Partners (1.05%), Third Point LLC (0.58%), Voya Investment Management LLC (0.45%) and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.42%). Company insiders that own Centene stock include Brandy Burkhalter, Christopher D Bowers, Jeffrey A Schwaneke, Jesse N Hunter, Jessica L Blume, Keith H Williamson, Mark J Brooks, Michael F Neidorff, Robert K Ditmore and Stephen Wallace. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Centene.

Which major investors are selling Centene stock?

CNC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Scout Investments Inc., Carillon Tower Advisers Inc., Boston Partners, TimesSquare Capital Management LLC, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd. and California Public Employees Retirement System. Company insiders that have sold Centene company stock in the last year include Christopher D Bowers, Jeffrey A Schwaneke, Jesse N Hunter, Mark J Brooks, Michael F Neidorff and Robert K Ditmore. View Insider Buying and Selling for Centene.

Which major investors are buying Centene stock?

CNC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Maverick Capital Ltd., Man Group plc, Vantage Investment Partners LLC, Cambiar Investors LLC, Mackay Shields LLC, Voloridge Investment Management LLC, Retirement Systems of Alabama and Coronation Fund Managers Ltd.. Company insiders that have bought Centene stock in the last two years include Jessica L Blume and Stephen Wallace. View Insider Buying and Selling for Centene.

How do I buy shares of Centene?

Shares of CNC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Centene's stock price today?

One share of CNC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $57.71.

How big of a company is Centene?

Centene has a market capitalization of $23.88 billion and generates $60.12 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $900 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.54 on an earnings per share basis. Centene employs 47,300 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Centene.

What is Centene's official website?

The official website for Centene is http://www.centene.com/.

How can I contact Centene?

Centene's mailing address is 7700 FORSYTH BOULEVARD, ST LOUIS MO, 63105. The company can be reached via phone at 314-725-4477 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Centene (NYSE CNC)

Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  867 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  580 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,447
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Centene and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CNC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CNC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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