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Consolidated Investment Analysis for Centene  Company Description  Centene Corporation is a multi-line healthcare company. The Company operates in two business segments: Medicaid Managed Care and Specialty Services. The Medicaid Managed Care segment provides Medicaid and Medicaid-related health plan coverage to individuals through government subsidized programs, including Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHID), Foster Care, Medicare Special Needs Plans and the Supplemental Security Income Program, also known as the Aged, Blind or Disabled Program (ABD). The health plans in Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin are included in the Medicaid Managed Care segment. The Specialty Services segment provides specialty services, including behavioral health, individual health insurance, life and health management, long-term care programs, managed vision, telehealth services, and pharmacy benefits management to state programs, healthcare organizations, employer groups and other commercial organizations.  Share Statistics  Symbol      Current Price    52wk Range    Avg Vol (3m)    Financial Summary 

CNC   27.53    17.60‐ 29.43  367,458 

EPS   Market Cap  52wk Change  P/E (ttm) 

1.91 1.42B  29.49%  14.41 

On October 26, 2010, Centene Corp reported 3rd quarter 2010 earnings of 0.48 per share. This result was in line with the consensus of the 14 analysts following the company and under-performed last year's 3rd quarter results by -5.88%. The next earnings announcement is expected on February 08, 2011. Centene Corp reported annual 2009 earnings of 1.94 per share on February 09, 2010. CNC had 3rd quarter 2010 revenues of 1.12bn. This missed the 1.14bn consensus estimate of the 8 analysts following the company. This was 4.19% above the prior year's 3rd quarter results. CNC had revenues for the full year 2009 of 4.10bn. This was 21.95% above the prior year's results.


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This is the consensus forecast amongst 15 polled investment analysts Analyst Detail

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The 11 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Centene Corp (CNC:NYQ) have a median target of 27.00, with a high estimate of 32.00 and a low estimate of 23.00. The median estimate represents a 3.45% increase from the last price of 26.10. Technical Analysis Chart 

 


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CNC  

Share Statistics Symbol CNC EPS 1.91 Current Price 27.53 Market Cap 1.42B 52wk Range 17.60‐ 29.43 52wk Change 29.49% Avg Vol (3m) 367,458 P/...

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