Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for Centene Corporation
Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for Centene Corporation
28 October, 2017, 20:42
In the last 12 months, there have been 46 open market buys by insiders and 70 sells for a total of 116 insider trades. Bank of America has "Buy" rating and $27.0 target. Analysts study insider data to get a sense of sense of what key shareholders think about the outlook for a particular stock. Expedia Inc. had 91 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 21 by Morgan Stanley. SunTrust maintained the shares of EXPE in report on Wednesday, October 4 with "Buy" rating. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Wednesday, July 26 with "Sell". RBC Capital Markets maintained Expedia Inc (NASDAQ:EXPE) rating on Wednesday, October 11. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, October 19 with "Buy".
Ward Ferry Management Ltd decreased Tal Ed Group (XRS) stake by 15.03% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Finally, Capital Growth Management LP acquired a new stake in Centene Corporation during the 2nd quarter valued at $22,366,000. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 2,170 shares of the company's stock worth $151,000 after buying an additional 215 shares during the last quarter. Centene Corp Del Com now has $15.73 billion valuation. The stock appeared $98.71 above its 52-week highs and is down -3.77% for the last five trades.
There is a lot of insight to be gained about how a publicly-traded business is performing financially by seeing the buying and selling of its insiders, which is a term referring to the directors and senior officers - or any person or group that owns more than 10% of the business' total voting shares. It is down 32.56% since October 26, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.86% the S&P500.
Investors sentiment decreased to 1.21 in Q2 2017. The company reported $1.35 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.24 by $0.11. It is negative, as 43 investors sold CNC shares while 171 reduced holdings.
Have you taken a look at the chart for Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) lately? On the flip side, 257 institutional holders decreased their positions, accounting for 21,755,599 shares. 318,645 were accumulated by Jacobs Levy Equity. Laurel Grove Limited Liability stated it has 12,900 shares or 0.18% of all its holdings. First Republic Inv Mgmt holds 0% or 7,243 shares. Allstate Corp acquired 11,709 shares as Centene Corp Del (CNC)'s stock rose 11.03%. Shares for $450,000 were sold by Williamson Keith H on Monday, May 1. Susquehanna Group Inc Ltd Liability Partnership owns 53,124 shares or 0% of their United States portfolio. Clarivest Asset Limited Liability, California-based fund reported 7,835 shares. Boston Private Wealth Lc owns 9,611 shares. In third place is Blackrock Inc. with 13,341,753 shares held. It last reported revenues of $844.56 million and EPS of $0.19 for the July 2017, representing 3% top-line growth and 0.23 EPS growth. Ngam Advisors Limited Partnership holds 0.07% or 83,778 shares. Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) recently traded as high as $93.05. Therefore 74% are positive. Vetr lowered Centene Corp. from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $81.00 price target on the stock.in a research report on Tuesday, July 12th. On Wednesday, February 8 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight". Oppenheimer maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Wednesday, October 25 report. Cantor Fitzgerald has "Buy" rating and $16 target. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Monday, April 25 by Cowen & Co. Piper Jaffray initiated Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC) on Wednesday, January 4 with "Overweight" rating. The rating was initiated by Evercore on Friday, September 23 with "Buy". The firm has "Buy" rating by UBS given on Wednesday, July 26. The company was maintained on Friday, June 16 by Cantor Fitzgerald.
Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $1.24 million activity. More interesting news about Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: "Centene Corp". Also, EVP Kenneth Rone Baldwin sold 6,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 3rd. The insider BROOKS MARK J sold $163,004. It also reduced Intercontinental Exchange In (NYSE:ICE) stake by 17,115 shares and now owns 25,023 shares. It also upped Honeywell Intl Inc (NYSE:HON) stake by 68,510 shares and now owns 111,890 shares. Kinder Morgan Inc/De (NYSE:KMI) was raised too.
About 20.58M shares traded or 955.38% up from the average. It has a 58.6 P/E ratio. The Company provides a portfolio of services to government sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals.
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Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 78,654 shares in the company, valued at $5,694,549.60. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 54,653 shares of the company's stock, valued at $4,021,914.27.
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