Published: Thu, February 15, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

$1.41 EPS Expected for Centene Corporation (CNC) This Quarter


The most recent open market insider trade was Automatic Sell of 8,750 shares on a day where the closing price was 104.13. ETRADE Capital Management LLC now owns 8,139 shares of the company's stock valued at $821,000 after purchasing an additional 1,227 shares in the last quarter. Srb Corp holds 0.03% or 2,097 shares in its portfolio. The stock decreased 0.62% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $102.36. The total number of shares traded in the last 90-day period is 491,947.

Centene (NYSE:CNC) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. It has outperformed by 15.86% the S&P500.

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Finviz, the company has a consensus recommendation of 2 out of the scale from 1 to 5 where 1 stands for Buy and 5 means Sell. Therefore 60% are positive. GKN plc had 8 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies Group lifted their target price on shares of Centene from $98.00 to $112.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Cowen reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $115.00 target price on shares of Centene in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Mitsubishi Ufj Trust & Banking has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC). On Tuesday, September 12 the stock rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with "Buy".

GKN plc engages in engineering business worldwide.

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Envestnet had 27 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:ENV) on Thursday, June 2 to "Buy" rating. It turned negative, as 43 investors sold CVX shares while 696 reduced holdings. 16 funds opened positions while 65 raised stakes.

A stock rating usually tells investors how well a stock's market value relates to what analysts think is a fair value for the stock, based on an independent evaluation of the company. The companyÂ's Aerospace division makes airframe structures, including wing/empennage and flight control surface assemblies, fuselage structures, and landing gears; engine structures, such as fixed and rotating propulsion products, fan cases, exhaust systems, nacelles, and other components; electrical wiring interconnection systems; cockpit and cabin windows; and ice protection, fuel systems, and floatation devices. Overall, 1.57 Million shares exchanged hands versus its average volume of $1.42 Million. (NYSE:NYRT) has declined 9.21% since February 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.19 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Centene Corporation will post 7.21 EPS for the current year. Therefore 80% are positive.

Centene Corporation is a healthcare company. Point72 Asset Management Lp holds 0.06% in Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) or 133,400 shares. Morgan Stanley upped their price objective on Centene from $118.00 to $126.00 and gave the stock an "overweight" rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 7th. Piper Jaffray initiated the stock with "Overweight" rating in Wednesday, January 4 report. Price Target plays a critical role when it comes to the analysis of a Stock. They now have a $90.00 price target on the stock, down from their prior price target of $100.00. The company was maintained on Friday, December 1 by SunTrust. Oppenheimer maintained Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) on Wednesday, October 25 with "Outperform" rating. As the P/E goes up, it shows that current investor sentiment is that the company is worth more.

The performance for week is -1.43% and the performance for quarter is at -0.07%. It worsened, as 54 investors sold Centene Corporation shares while 174 reduced holdings. The company has its outstanding shares of 170.36 Million. Redmile Gru Incorporated Ltd Llc accumulated 404,600 shares. Centene had a net margin of 1.71% and a return on equity of 13.68%. Mu Invests Com Ltd holds 0.04% in Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) or 608 shares. Benjamin F Edwards &, a Missouri-based fund reported 714 shares. 12,868 are owned by Advisors Asset Management Inc. Nikko Asset Americas has 1,400 shares. Blair William Commerce Il holds 0% or 4,894 shares in its portfolio. X Mgmt Co Limited Com reported 6,757 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Public Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio reported 81,720 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings.

The top 5 institutional holders, in ascending order, are as follows: VANGUARD GROUP INC with 17.76 million shares, BLACKROCK INC. with 13.94 million shares, PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ with 13.38 million shares, STATE STREET CORP with 6.94 million shares, and AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL INC with 5.3 million shares.

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