To Buy Or Sell Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC) On Latest Analyst Consensus

Blackrock Ltd holds 0.18% or 3.15M shares in its portfolio.

For a profitability analysis, there is 1.60% net margin to consider.

Receive Centene Corporation News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Centene Corporation with's FREE daily email newsletter. 225.87 million shares or 0.28% more from 225.24 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Exxonmobil Investment Mgmt Tx has 0.05% invested in Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC). It has outperformed by 15.86% the S&P500.

Osborne Partners Capital Management Llc increased Centene Corp (CNC) stake by 29.92% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. The ratio is better, as 2 investment professionals started new or increased stock positions, while 0 reduced and sold their positions in Gulf Coast Ultra Deep Royalty Trust. High Pointe Capital Management Ltd Liability Corporation reported 13,220 shares stake.

The stock decreased 0.68% or $0.1 on July 7, reaching $14.7. About 447,891 shares traded. It is down 32.56% since July 10, 2016 and is uptrending.

Tekla Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 0.96% in Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC). Boston Properties, Inc. has 4 buy ratings, 16 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -16.59% from its high of $144.02 to a $18.51 billion market value through last close. The Company provides a portfolio of services to government sponsored healthcare programs, focusing on under-insured and uninsured individuals. The Company operates through two segments: Managed Care and Specialty Services.

Since January 11, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 insider sales for $4.76 million activity. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.80, for a total transaction of $229,320.00. $215,492 worth of Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC) was sold by BOWERS CHRISTOPHER D on Thursday, February 9. The insider Hunter Jesse N sold 5,000 shares worth $372,000. It improved, as 10 investors sold AXDX shares while 19 reduced holdings. NEIDORFF MICHAEL F also sold $1.88 million worth of Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC) shares.

This increase is typical for the uptrend and shows the considerable optimism among investors. Its down 0.59, from 1.75 in 2016Q3.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. 86 funds opened positions while 137 raised stakes. Director Richard A. Gephardt let go of 4,350 shares at an average price of $77.38 on Monday the 12th. Somerset invested in 8,062 shares.

Centene Corporation (NYSE CNC) traded up 0.33% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $80.14. Jpmorgan Chase & holds 0.04% or 2.67 million shares. The California-based Eqis Incorporated has invested 0.02% in Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC). Jacobs Levy Equity holds 0.5% or 462,135 shares in its portfolio. Strs Ohio invested in 11,909 shares or 0% of the stock. Moreover, First Bancorporation Of Omaha has 0.28% invested in Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC). Atika Cap Management Ltd Company invested in 52,000 shares or 1.75% of the stock. Diligent Invsts Ltd has invested 0.2% of its portfolio in American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH). Leavell Investment Management Inc., a Alabama-based fund reported 44,050 shares. First Republic Inv accumulated 741,000 shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt holds 12,800 shares.

Among 18 analysts covering Centene Corporation (NYSE:CNC), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive.

Centene Corporation has a consensus outperform rating from 20 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares now sold short amount to at least 2.08% of shares outstanding. JP Morgan initiated the stock with "Neutral" rating in Thursday, April 21 report. Sanford C. Bernstein restated an "outperform" rating on shares of Centene Corporation in a report on Tuesday. The stock has "Market Outperform" rating by Wood on Wednesday, March 9. On November 11 the stock rating was downgraded from "Outperform" to "Neutral" and a price target of $60.00 was set in an announcement from Credit Suisse. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Tuesday, December 13 by Goldman Sachs. Another trade for 2,161 shares valued at $163,004 was made by BROOKS MARK J on Friday, June 2.

06/06/2017 - Morgan Stanley began new coverage on Centene Corporation giving the company a "overweight" rating. On Wednesday, June 7 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy". As per Friday, January 8, the company rating was initiated by William Blair. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and fourteen have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 33% are positive. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 14 of analysts who cover CNC having a buy-equivalent rating. As per Wednesday, January 6, the company rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital. The stock of Retail Opportunity Investments Corp (NASDAQ:ROIC) earned "Market Perform" rating by FBR Capital on Thursday, March 17. Mizuho has "Neutral" rating and $23.0 target. The company was initiated on Tuesday, October 11 by JMP Securities. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on shares of Centene Corporation from $80.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Mizuho maintained Epizyme Inc (NASDAQ:EPZM) on Thursday, August 6 with "Buy" rating. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. raised its position in shares of Centene Corporation by 5.9% in the first quarter. It also reduced its holding in Spdr Dow Jones Indl Avrg Etf (DIA) by 12,348 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1,152 shares, and cut its stake in Mdu Res Group Inc (NYSE:MDU). Visa Inc (NYSE:V) was raised too.

Analysts await Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CHKP) to report earnings on July, 25.

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