Our top pick for
Finder is committed to editorial independence. While we receive compensation when you click links to partners, they do not influence our opinions or reviews. Learn how we make money.
Cigna Corporation is a healthcare plans business based in the US. Cigna Corporation shares (CI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Cigna Corporation employs 73,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$154.6 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Cigna Corporation's share price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was USD$177.9, which is 18.09% down on its pre-crash value of USD$217.19 and 50.13% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$118.5.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Cigna Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$677.61 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$926.86.
|Latest market close||USD$177.9|
|52-week range||USD$118.5 - USD$224.64|
|50-day moving average||USD$171.5591|
|200-day moving average||USD$182.026|
|Wall St. target price||USD$239.48|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.04 (0.02%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$14.042|
The value of any investment can go up or down depending on news, trends and market conditions. We are not investment advisers, so do your own due diligence to understand the risks before you invest.
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
This chart is not advice or a guarantee of success. Rather, it gauges the real-time recommendations of three popular technical indicators: moving averages, oscillators and pivots. Finder is not responsible for how your stock performs.
|1 week (2020-10-13)||1.90%|
|1 month (2020-09-18)||5.94%|
|3 months (2020-07-20)||1.16%|
|6 months (2020-04-20)||-5.72%|
|1 year (2019-10-18)||6.60%|
|2 years (2018-10-19)||-15.29%|
|3 years (2017-10-20)||-7.06%|
|5 years (2015-10-20)||25.10%|
Valuing Cigna Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Cigna Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Cigna Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Cigna Corporation shares trade at around 13x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Cigna Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7562. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Cigna Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Cigna Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$11.5 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Cigna Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$154.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||5.94%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$25.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.66%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.59%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$65.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 3.7 million Cigna Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Cigna Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 6.6% up from 3.5 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Cigna Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Cigna Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cigna Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cigna Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 2.2 million). Cigna Corporation's SIR currently stands at 1.7. In other words for every 100,000 Cigna Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1700 shares are currently held short.
However Cigna Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cigna Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Cigna Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cigna Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Cigna Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0102% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Cigna Corporation shares, roughly 10 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Cigna Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Cigna Corporation stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Cigna Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 63.33
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Cigna Corporation's overall score of 63.33 (as at 02/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 80th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Cigna Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 75/100
Cigna Corporation's environmental score of 75 puts it squarely in the 86th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cigna Corporation is a laggard in its sector in terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a greater level of risk.
Social score: 51.76/100
Cigna Corporation's social score of 51.76 puts it squarely in the 61st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cigna Corporation is below average in its sector in terms of looking after its workforce and social impact.
Governance score: 65.87/100
Cigna Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 84th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Cigna Corporation is a laggard in its sector in terms of responsible leadership, and exposed to a greater level of risk.
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Cigna Corporation scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Cigna Corporation hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||63.33|
|Total ESG percentile||80.28|
|Environmental score percentile||86.04|
|Social score percentile||61.04|
|Governance score percentile||84.12|
|Level of controversy||3|
Dividend payout ratio: 0.21% of net profits
Recently Cigna Corporation has paid out, on average, around 0.21% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.02% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cigna Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.02% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cigna Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.04 per share.
While Cigna Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Cigna Corporation is investing more in its future growth.
Cigna Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 9 April 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 March 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Cigna Corporation's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 5 June 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Cigna Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Cigna Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Cigna Corporation's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Cigna Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $118.5 up to $224.64. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Cigna Corporation's is 0.6685. This would suggest that Cigna Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Cigna Corporation provides insurance and related products and services. It operates through Health Services, Integrated Medical, International Markets, and Group Disability and Other segments. The Health Services segment provides pharmacy benefits management, specialty pharmacy services, clinical solutions, home delivery, and health management services. The Integrated Medical segment offers medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, vision, health advocacy programs, and other products and services to insured and self-insured clients; Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Medicare Part D plans to Medicare-eligible beneficiaries, as well as Medicaid plans; and health insurance coverage to on and off the public exchanges. The International Markets segment offers supplemental health, life, and accident insurance products; and health care coverage, as well as health care benefits to mobile employees of multinational organizations. This segment offers health coverage, hospitalization, dental, critical illness, personal accident, term life, and variable universal life products. The Group Disability and Other segment provides group long-term and short-term disability, group life, accident, voluntary, and specialty insurance products, as well as related services; permanent insurance contracts to corporations to provide coverage on the lives of certain employees for the purpose of financing employer-paid future benefit obligations; and reinsurance, settlement annuity, individual life insurance, and annuity and retirement benefit business. The company distributes its products and services through insurance brokers and consultants; directly to employers, unions and other groups, or individuals; and private and public exchanges. Cigna Corporation has a strategic alliance with Priority Health to make health care coverage accessible to Michigan employers, their employees and families. The company was founded in 1792 and is headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut.
finder.com is an independent comparison platform and information service that aims to provide you with the tools you need to make better decisions. While we are independent, the offers that appear on this site are from companies from which finder.com receives compensation. We may receive compensation from our partners for placement of their products or services. We may also receive compensation if you click on certain links posted on our site. While compensation arrangements may affect the order, position or placement of product information, it doesn't influence our assessment of those products. Please don't interpret the order in which products appear on our Site as any endorsement or recommendation from us. finder.com compares a wide range of products, providers and services but we don't provide information on all available products, providers or services. Please appreciate that there may be other options available to you than the products, providers or services covered by our service.