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CIGNA CORP (CI)

Price: $49.75

Industry: Insurance Chaikin Power Gauge Report | Generated: Thu Jun 23 13:39 EDT 2011 CI CIGNA CORP

$49.75

Power Gauge Rating

CI - Very Bullish TM

The Chaikin Power Gauge Rating for CI is very bullish due to very strong earnings performance, very bullish price/volume activity and very positive expert opinions.

Financial Metrics

CI's earnings performance is very strong as a result of consistent earnings over the past 5 years.

Earnings Performance

Price and volume activity for CI is very bullish which is indicated by its price strength versus the market.

Price/Volume Activity

Expert Opinions

News Sentiment Rating

Neutral CI CIGNA CORP

June 13, 2011

TM

Chaikin Sentiment Gauge for CI is neutral. Stories concerning CI have a balanced or neutral sentiment.

News Sentiment :Neutral

Power Trend - 5 Year Chart

The Power Gauge distills a 20 factor model into a concise picture of a stock's potential.

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High Potential

Neutral

Low Potential

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Financials & Earnings

Financial Metrics

Financial Metrics Rating

Neutral

LT Debt/Equity Ratio

CI's financial metrics are neutral. The company yields a high return on shareholder's equity and is carrying too much long term debt.

Price to Book Value

The rank is based on a high long term debt to equity ratio, high return on equity, high price to sales ratio and relatively high cash flow.

Return on Equity

Price to Sales Ratio

Business Value

Assets and Liabilities

Valuation

Returns

Ratio

TTM

Ratio

TTM

Ratio

Current Ratio

0.35

Price/Book

1.92

Return on Invest

15.1%

LT Debt/Equity

0.34

Price/Sales

0.63

Return on Equity

20.9%

Earnings Performance

TTM

Earnings Performance Rating

Very Bullish

Earnings Growth

CI's earnings performance has been very strong. The company has a stable 5 year earnings trend and has outperformed analysts' earnings estimates.

Earnings Surprise

The rank is based on better than expected earnings in recent quarters, a relatively poor trend in earnings this year, a relatively low projected P/E ratio and consistent earnings over the past 5 years.

Earnings Trend

Projected P/E Ratio

Earnings Consistency

5 Year Revenue and Earnings Growth

Revenue(M) Rev % Growth EPS EPS % Growth

EPS Estimates

12/06

12/07

12/08

12/09

12/10

16,547.00

17,623.00

-

18,414.00

21,253.00

-0.82%

6.50%

-

-

15.42%

$3.43

$3.87

$1.05

$4.73

$4.89

-18.60%

12.93%

-72.87%

350.48%

3.38%

EPS Surprise

Factor

Actual EPS Prev

EST EPS Current

Change

$1.06

$1.26

+0.20

Quarterly EPS Yearly EPS Factor

$4.89

$5.01

+0.12

Actual EPS Growth

Est EPS Growth

Change

7.03%

9.28%

+2.25

3-5 year EPS

EPS Quarterly Results Estimate

Actual

Difference

% Difference

FY

Qtr 1

Qtr 2

Qtr 3

Qtr 4

Total

Latest Qtr

$1.09

$1.37

$0.28

1 Qtr Ago

$1.01

$1.15

$0.14

25.69

12/09

$0.76

$1.58

$1.19

$1.19

$4.72

13.86

12/10

$1.02

$1.06

$1.13

$1.69

$4.90

2 Qtr Ago

$1.06

$1.10

3 Qtr Ago

$1.01

$1.38

$0.04

3.77

12/11

$1.57

-

-

-

-

$0.37

36.63

Fiscal Year End Month is December.

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Price Trend & Expert Opinions Price/Volume Activity

Price/Volume Activity Rating

Very Bullish

Relative Strength vs Market

Chaikin Money Flow

Price and volume activity for CI is very bullish. CI has outperformed the S&P 500 over 26 weeks and is experiencing sustained buying.

Price Trend

The rank for CI is based on its price strength versus the market, positive Chaikin money flow, a positive Chaikin price trend, a negative Chaikin price trend ROC and an increasing volume trend.

Price Trend ROC

Volume Trend

Relative Strength vs S&P500 Index

Chaikin Money Flow

Chart shows whether CI is performing better or worse than the market.

Chaikin Money Flow analyzes supply and demand for a company's stock.

Price Activity

Price Activity

Factor

Value

Factor

52 Week High

50.51

52 Week Low

29.77

% Change YTD Rel S&P 500

31.91%

Expert Opinions

Volume Activity Value

Factor

% Change Price - 4 Weeks

4.78%

Average Volume 20 Days

2,619,961

% Change Price - 24 Weeks

32.31%

Average Volume 90 Days

2,475,262

% Change Price - 4 Wks Rel to S&P

7.49%

% Change Price - 24 Wks Rel to S&P

31.23%

Value

Chaikin Money Flow Persistency

92%

Expert Opinions

Very Bullish

Earnings Estimate Revisions

Expert opinions about CI are very positive. Analysts are raising their EPS estimates for CI and shorting of CI is low.

Short Interest

Insider Activity

The rank for CI is based on analysts revising earnings estimates upward, a low short interest ratio, insiders purchasing stock, optimistic analyst opinions and price strength of the stock versus the Insurance industry group.

Analyst Opinions

Relative Strength vs Industry

Earnings Estimate Revisions Current Current Qtr Next Qtr

1.26 1.21 Current

Current FY

5.02

Analyst Recommendations

7 Days Ago % Change 1.26 1.21

0.00% 0.00%

30 Days Ago % Change 5.01

0.01

Factor Mean this Week Mean Last Week

EPS Estimates Revision Summary Value

Buy 0.00

Mean 5 Weeks Ago

Buy

Last 4 Weeks

Down

Up

Down

Curr Qtr

1

0

1

0

Curr Yr

1

0

1

0

Next Qtr

0

0

0

0

Next Yr

0

0

0

0

Buy

Change

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Last Week Up

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The Company & Its Competitors

News Headlines for CI

CI's Competitors in Insurance Company

Historic EPS growth

Projected EPS growth

Profit Margin

PEG

PE

Revenue(M)

CI

7.03%

9.28%

6.95%

1.09

9.95

21,253

MET

4.54%

9.00%

5.34%

0.89

8.87

52,717

PUK

-4.81%

9.00%

-

1.32

-

73,661

214.74%

10.00%

8.64%

0.74

-

66,767

AIG

Power Gauge

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Company Details

Company Profile

CIGNA CORP ONE LIBERTY PLACE PHILADELPHIA, PA 19192 USA Phone: 2157611000 Fax: 215-7615515 Website: http://http://www.cigna.com Full Time Employees: 30,600 Sector: Finance

CIGNA Corporation is an investor-owned employee benefits organizations in the United States. Its subsidiaries are major providers of health care products and services, group life, accident and disability insurance, retirement products and services and investment management. CIGNA conducts its business through the following operating divisions: Employee Health Care, Life and Disability Benefits; Employee Retirement Benefits and Investment Services; International Life, Health and Employee Benefits; and Other Operations.

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