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S&P 500   4,443.11
DOW   34,869.37
QQQ   370.35
S&P 500   4,443.11
DOW   34,869.37
QQQ   370.35
S&P 500   4,443.11
DOW   34,869.37
QQQ   370.35
NYSE:CNC

Centene Price Target, Predictions & Analyst Ratings

$63.83
+1.01 (+1.61 %)
(As of 09/27/2021 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$63.00
$64.91
50-Day Range
$59.73
$73.46
52-Week Range
$55.24
$75.59
Volume3.80 million shs
Average Volume3.77 million shs
Market Capitalization$37.22 billion
P/E Ratio52.32
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta0.46

Centene (NYSE:CNC) Price Target and Consensus Rating

MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.

Analyst Rating Consensus

Buy
Based on 19 Analyst Ratings

Analyst Price Target Consensus

$82.81

High PT$93.00
Average PT$82.81
Low PT$67.00
TypeCurrent
9/28/20 to 9/28/21
1 Month Ago
8/29/20 to 8/29/21
3 Months Ago
6/30/20 to 6/30/21
1 Year Ago
9/29/19 to 9/28/20
Consensus Rating
Buy
Buy
Buy
Buy
Strong Buy
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
Buy
15 Buy rating(s)
14 Buy rating(s)
11 Buy rating(s)
16 Buy rating(s)
Hold
4 Hold rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
4 Hold rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
Sell
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Sell rating(s)
Consensus Price Target$82.81$83.23$83.11$83.58
Price Target Upside29.74% Upside21.84% Upside21.91% Upside31.82% Upside
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Analyst Ratings By Month

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Average Share Price and Price Target by Month

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Centene (NYSE:CNC) vs. Its Competitors

TypeCenteneMedical CompaniesS&P 500
Consensus Rating Score
2.79
2.73
2.56
Consensus RatingBuyBuyBuy
Price Target Upside123.65% Upside7.53% Upside
News Sentiment RatingPositive News
Neutral News
Neutral News
MarketBeat
Community Rating
Outperform Votes
951
75.00%
Underperform Votes
317
25.00%
Avg. Outperform Votes
177
67.30%
Avg. Underperform Votes
86
32.70%
Avg. Outperform Votes
829
69.49%
Avg. Underperform Votes
364
30.51%

Centene (NYSE:CNC) Analyst Ratings History

DateBrokerageAnalyst NameActionRatingPrice TargetUpside/Downside on Report DateDetails
9/14/2021Credit Suisse Group
Lower Price TargetNeutral$73.50 ➝ $70.00+11.29%
9/14/2021Morgan Stanley
Lower Price TargetOverweight$88.00 ➝ $79.00+25.60%
9/9/2021Cowen
Initiated CoverageOutperform$87.00+40.41%
9/8/2021Mizuho
Lower Price TargetNeutral$75.00 ➝ $67.00+5.03%
8/17/2021Roth Capital
Initiated CoverageBuy
8/3/2021Wells Fargo & Company
Lower Price TargetOverweight$93.00 ➝ $88.00+25.16%
7/9/2021Seaport Res Ptn
J. France
Reiterated RatingBuy
7/9/2021Seaport Global Securities
Initiated CoverageBuy$90.00+23.86%
6/17/2021Citigroup
Ralph Giacobbe
Boost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$80.00 ➝ $86.00+16.15%
6/17/2021Truist Securities
Boost Price TargetBuy$80.00 ➝ $90.00+23.93%
6/17/2021Oppenheimer
Reiterated RatingBuy$90.00+23.93%
6/17/2021BMO Capital Markets
Boost Price TargetPositive ➝ Outperform$88.00 ➝ $93.00+28.06%
6/8/2021Bank of America
Boost Price TargetBuy$75.00 ➝ $85.00+19.25%
5/11/2021Stephens
UpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$71.00 ➝ $87.00+25.07%
1/21/2021The Goldman Sachs Group
Initiated CoverageNeutral
1/15/2021Jefferies Financial Group
DowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$75.00 ➝ $72.00+10.72%
12/21/2020Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft
Lower Price TargetBuy$83.00 ➝ $77.00+25.92%
12/14/2020SVB Leerink
D. Ha
Lower Price TargetOutperform$80.00 ➝ $75.00+23.54%
11/11/2020Piper Sandler
Boost Price TargetOverweight$83.00 ➝ $89.00+25.14%
9/22/2020Barclays
Boost Price TargetOverweight$72.00 ➝ $84.00+50.03%
4/13/2020SunTrust Banks
Boost Price TargetBuy$85.00 ➝ $90.00+35.50%
2/5/2020JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Initiated CoverageNeutral ➝ Overweight$88.00+42.00%
2/3/2020Evercore ISI
Initiated CoverageOutperform$90.00+43.29%
1/28/2020Sanford C. Bernstein
Boost Price TargetTop Pick$84.00 ➝ $103.00+62.41%
1/6/2020Wolfe Research
UpgradePeer Perform ➝ Outperform$72.00+17.72%
12/16/2019Piper Jaffray Companies
Sarah James
Reiterated RatingBuy$80.00+33.29%
4/21/2019Cantor Fitzgerald
Reiterated RatingBuy$83.00+72.20%
3/29/2019Argus
DowngradeHold
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Centene (NYSE:CNC) Analyst Ratings Frequently Asked Questions

What is Centene's consensus rating and price target?

According to the issued ratings of 19 analysts in the last year, the consensus rating for Centene stock is Buy based on the current 4 hold ratings and 15 buy ratings for CNC. The average twelve-month price target for Centene is $82.81 with a high price target of $93.00 and a low price target of $67.00. Learn more on CNC's analyst rating history

Do Wall Street analysts like Centene more than its competitors?

Analysts like Centene stock more than the stock of other Medical companies. The consensus rating score for Centene is 2.79 while the average consensus rating score for medical companies is 2.73. Learn more on how CNC compares to other companies

Do MarketBeat users like Centene more than its competitors?

MarketBeat users like Centene stock more than the stock of other Medical companies. 75.00% of MarketBeat users gave Centene an outperform vote while medical companies recieve an average of 67.30% outperform votes by MarketBeat users.

Does Centene's stock price have much upside?

According to analysts, Centene's stock has a predicted upside of 22.09% based on their 12-month price targets.

What analysts cover Centene?

This page was last updated on 9/28/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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