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Centene Stock Forecast, Price & News

-1.04 (-1.60 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $63.99
50-Day Range
MA: $62.50
52-Week Range
Now: $63.99
Volume4.13 million shs
Average Volume3.84 million shs
Market Capitalization$37.10 billion
P/E Ratio17.82
Dividend YieldN/A
Centene Corporation operates as a multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides programs and services to under-insured and uninsured individuals in the United States. Its 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 cover dually eligible individuals, as well as aged, blind, or disabled programs. Its health plans include primary and specialty physician care, inpatient and outpatient hospital care, emergency and urgent care, prenatal care, laboratory and X-ray, home-based primary care, transportation assistance, vision care, dental care, telehealth, immunization, specialty pharmacy, therapy, social work, nurse advisory, and care coordination services, as well as prescriptions and limited over-the-counter drugs, medical equipment, and behavioral health and abuse services. This segment also offers various individual, small group, and large group commercial healthcare products to employers and directly to members in the Managed Care segment. The company's Specialty Services segment provides pharmacy benefits management services; health, triage, wellness, and disease management services; and vision and dental, and management services, as well as care management software that automate the clinical, administrative, and technical components of care management programs; staffing services; and services to Military Health System eligible beneficiaries. This segment offers its services and products to state programs, correctional facilities, healthcare organizations, employer groups, and other commercial organizations. Centene Corporation has a collaboration with AT&T. The company provides its services through primary and specialty care physicians, hospitals, and ancillary providers. Centene Corporation was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
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Overall MarketRank

2.20 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

21st out of 1,558 stocks

Hospital & Medical Service Plans Industry

5th out of 10 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 4.4Community Rank: 3.0Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Hospital & medical service plans
Sub-IndustryManaged Health Care



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$74.64 billion
Cash Flow$6.42 per share
Book Value$30.50 per share


Net Income$1.32 billion


Market Cap$37.10 billion
Next Earnings Date2/9/2021 (Confirmed)
-1.04 (-1.60 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Centene (NYSE:CNC) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Centene's stock price been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Centene's stock was trading at $57.95 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, CNC shares have increased by 10.4% and is now trading at $63.99.
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Is Centene a buy right now?

17 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Centene in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings, 13 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" Centene stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Centene?

Wall Street analysts have given Centene a "Buy" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Centene wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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When is Centene's next earnings date?

Centene is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 9th 2021.
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How can I listen to Centene's earnings call?

Centene will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, February 9th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were Centene's earnings last quarter?

Centene Co. (NYSE:CNC) posted its quarterly earnings results on Sunday, November, 1st. The company reported $1.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.96 by $0.30. The company earned $29.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $28.30 billion. Centene had a return on equity of 13.45% and a net margin of 2.00%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 53.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.96 earnings per share.
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When did Centene's stock split? How did Centene's stock split work?

Centene shares split before market open on Wednesday, February 6th 2019. The 2-1 split was announced on Tuesday, February 5th 2019. The newly minted shares were payable to shareholders after the closing bell 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.

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

Centene issued an update on its FY21 earnings guidance on Friday, December, 18th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $5.00-5.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $5.44. The company issued revenue guidance of $114.1-116.1 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $115.74 billion.

What price target have analysts set for CNC?

17 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for Centene's stock. Their forecasts range from $67.50 to $103.00. On average, they expect Centene's stock price to reach $83.91 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 31.1% from the stock's current price.
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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), Micron Technology (MU), CVS Health (CVS), Intel (INTC), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Visa (V), AbbVie (ABBV) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

Who are Centene's key executives?

Centene's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Michael Frederic Neidorff, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 77, Pay $9.06M)
  • Mr. Jeffrey Alan Schwaneke CPA, CPA, Exec. VP, CFO & Treasurer (Age 44, Pay $3.52M)
  • Ms. Brandy Lynn Burkhalter, Exec. VP & COO (Age 47, Pay $2.72M)
  • Mr. Mark J. Brooks, Exec. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 50, Pay $2.04M)
  • Mr. Jesse N. Hunter, Exec. VP of Mergers & Acquisitions and Chief Strategy Officer (Age 44, Pay $3.16M)
  • Mr. Christopher R. Isaak B.B.A., CPA, Sr. VP, Corp. Controller & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 53)
  • Ms. Jennifer Gilligan, Sr. VP of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Christopher Andrew Koster, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 55)
  • Mr. Matthew Snyder, Sr. VP of Internal Audit, Compliance & Risk Management
  • Mr. Patrick John Rooney, Sr. VP of Health Plans

What is Centene's stock symbol?

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

Who are Centene's major shareholders?

Centene's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.04%), IFM Investors Pty Ltd (0.01%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.01%), Pennsylvania Capital Management Inc. ADV (0.01%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.01%) and First Hawaiian Bank (0.00%). Company insiders that own Centene stock include Brandy Burkhalter, Christopher D Bowers, Jeffrey A Schwaneke, Jesse N Hunter, Jessica L Blume, John R Roberts, Keith H Williamson, Kenneth A Burdick, Michael F Neidorff, Orlando Ayala, Richard A Gephardt, Robert K Ditmore and Tommy G Thompson.
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Which major investors are selling Centene stock?

CNC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, and Endurance Wealth Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Centene company stock in the last year include Brandy Burkhalter, Jeffrey A Schwaneke, Jesse N Hunter, John R Roberts, Kenneth A Burdick, Michael F Neidorff, Orlando Ayala, Richard A Gephardt, Robert K Ditmore, and Tommy G Thompson.
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Which major investors are buying Centene stock?

CNC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Pennsylvania Capital Management Inc. ADV, IFM Investors Pty Ltd, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, First Hawaiian Bank, NuWave Investment Management LLC, Redpoint Investment Management Pty Ltd, Carroll Financial Associates Inc., and CX Institutional.
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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 WeBull, 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 $63.99.

How big of a company is Centene?

Centene has a market capitalization of $37.10 billion and generates $74.64 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $1.32 billion in net income (profit) each year or $4.42 on an earnings per share basis. Centene employs 56,600 workers across the globe.

What is Centene's official website?

The official website for Centene is 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]

This page was last updated on 1/17/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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