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Centene Corp Stock Forecast, Predictions & Price Target

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Analyst price target for CNC

Based on 15 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Centene Corp.
Min Forecast
$75.00-4.71%
Avg Forecast
$96.47+22.56%
Max Forecast
$115.00+46.11%

Should I buy or sell CNC stock?

Based on 15 analysts offering ratings for Centene Corp.
Buy
Strong Buy
6 analysts 40%
Buy
4 analysts 26.67%
Hold
5 analysts 33.33%
Sell
0 analysts 0%
Strong Sell
0 analysts 0%

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CNC stock forecasts by analyst

Analyst / FirmRatingActionPrice TargetUpside/DownsideDateAnalyst Color
Wells Fargo
Bottom 8%
8
HoldDowngrades$99.00+25.78%2022-08-26
Barclays
Bottom 22%
22
Strong BuyReinstates$107.00+35.94%2022-07-28
Mizuho
Top 24%
77
HoldMaintains$92.00+16.88%2022-07-27
Credit Suisse
Top 5%
96
BuyMaintains$104.00+32.13%2022-07-27
Truist Securities
Top 9%
92
Strong BuyMaintains$102.00+29.59%2022-07-14Find out why
Jefferies
Top 3%
98
Strong BuyUpgrades$115.00+46.11%2022-07-14Find out why
Anonymous
Morgan Stanley
Strong BuyMaintains$103.00+30.86%2022-06-23
Deutsche Bank
Top 10%
91
Strong BuyMaintains$91.00+15.61%2022-06-22Find out why
Loop Capital
Top 11%
90
Strong BuyInitiates Coverage On$100.00+27.05%2022-06-17
Bernstein
Bottom 24%
24
BuyReinstates$108.00+37.21%2022-05-27

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Forecast return on equity

Is CNC forecast to generate an efficient return?
Company
16.88%
Industry
28.89%
Market
108.79%
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Forecast return on assets

Is CNC forecast to generate an efficient return on assets?
Company
5.47%
Industry
9.19%
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Forecast Return on Assets vs Industry Forecast

CNC earnings per share forecast

What is CNC's earnings per share in the next 3 years based on estimates from 8 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$5.70+78.13%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$6.30+96.88%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$7.65+139.06%
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CNC revenue forecast

What is CNC's revenue in the next 3 years based on estimates from 7 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$143.6B+4%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$142.0B+2.84%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$144.1B+4.33%
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CNC earnings growth forecast

How is CNC forecast to perform vs Healthcare Plans companies and vs the US market?
Company
42.68%
Industry
16.52%
Market
18.27%
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Forecast Earnings Growth vs Industry Forecast
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Forecast Earnings Growth vs Savings Rate Forecast

CNC revenue growth forecast

How is CNC forecast to perform vs Healthcare Plans companies and vs the US market?
Company
1.8%
Industry
5.45%
Market
8.22%
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Forecast Revenue Growth vs Industry Forecast
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Forecast Revenue Growth vs Market Forecast

CNC vs Healthcare Plan Stocks

TickerPricePrice TargetUp/downsideConsensus
CNC$78.71$96.47+22.56%Buy
HUM$486.90$528.43+8.53%Strong Buy
MOH$328.74$341.55+3.90%Buy
CI$277.77$302.83+9.02%Buy
ALHC$11.89$19.00+59.80%Strong Buy

Centene Stock Forecast FAQ

Is Centene Stock a good buy in 2022, according to Wall Street analysts?

The consensus among 15 Wall Street analysts covering (NYSE: CNC) stock is to Buy CNC stock.

Out of 15 analysts, 6 (40%) are recommending CNC as a Strong Buy, 4 (26.67%) are recommending CNC as a Buy, 5 (33.33%) are recommending CNC as a Hold, 0 (0%) are recommending CNC as a Sell, and 0 (0%) are recommending CNC as a Strong Sell.

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What is CNC's earnings growth forecast for 2022-2024?

(NYSE: CNC) Centene's forecast annual earnings growth rate of 42.68% is forecast to beat the US Healthcare Plans industry's average forecast earnings growth rate of 16.52%, and and it is also forecast to beat the US market's average forecast earnings growth rate of 18.27%.

Centene's earnings in 2022 is $1,860,000,000.On average, 8 Wall Street analysts forecast CNC's earnings for 2022 to be $3,306,402,557, with the lowest CNC earnings forecast at $3,289,000,438, and the highest CNC earnings forecast at $3,323,804,676. On average, 8 Wall Street analysts forecast CNC's earnings for 2023 to be $3,654,444,931, with the lowest CNC earnings forecast at $3,596,437,869, and the highest CNC earnings forecast at $3,741,455,525.

In 2024, CNC is forecast to generate $4,437,540,274 in earnings, with the lowest earnings forecast at $4,379,533,211 and the highest earnings forecast at $4,472,344,511.

What is CNC's revenue growth forecast for 2022-2024?

(NYSE: CNC) Centene's forecast annual revenue growth rate of 1.8% is not forecast to beat the US Healthcare Plans industry's average forecast revenue growth rate of 5.45%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast revenue growth rate of 8.22%.

Centene's revenue in 2022 is $138,095,000,000.On average, 7 Wall Street analysts forecast CNC's revenue for 2022 to be $83,308,288,201,755, with the lowest CNC revenue forecast at $82,883,565,131,427, and the highest CNC revenue forecast at $84,734,332,663,655. On average, 7 Wall Street analysts forecast CNC's revenue for 2023 to be $82,380,925,814,742, with the lowest CNC revenue forecast at $79,296,002,343,174, and the highest CNC revenue forecast at $86,003,219,751,537.

In 2024, CNC is forecast to generate $83,573,712,857,391 in revenue, with the lowest revenue forecast at $78,829,857,589,728 and the highest revenue forecast at $87,702,886,427,131.

What is CNC's forecast return on assets (ROA) for 2022-2024?

(NYSE: CNC) forecast ROA is 5.47%, which is lower than the forecast US Healthcare Plans industry average of 9.19%.

What is CNC's Price Target?

According to 15 Wall Street analysts that have issued a 1 year CNC price target, the average CNC price target is $96.47, with the highest CNC stock price forecast at $115.00 and the lowest CNC stock price forecast at $75.00.

On average, Wall Street analysts predict that Centene's share price could reach $96.47 by Aug 26, 2023. The average Centene stock price prediction forecasts a potential upside of 22.56% from the current CNC share price of $78.71.

What is CNC's Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast for 2022-2024?

(NYSE: CNC) Centene's current Earnings Per Share (EPS) is $3.20. On average, analysts forecast that CNC's EPS will be $5.70 for 2022, with the lowest EPS forecast at $5.67, and the highest EPS forecast at $5.73. On average, analysts forecast that CNC's EPS will be $6.30 for 2023, with the lowest EPS forecast at $6.20, and the highest EPS forecast at $6.45. In 2024, CNC's EPS is forecast to hit $7.65 (min: $7.55, max: $7.71).

What is CNC's forecast return on equity (ROE) for 2022-2024?

(NYSE: CNC) forecast ROE is 16.88%, which is considered weak.
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