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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.

How to buy shares in Cigna Corporation

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Cigna Corporation Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: CI. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Cigna Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$177.9, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Cigna Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Cigna Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Cigna Corporation's share price?

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.

Cigna Corporation share price

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Cigna Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-13.
Latest market closeUSD$177.9
52-week rangeUSD$118.5 - USD$224.64
50-day moving average USD$171.5591
200-day moving average USD$182.026
Wall St. target priceUSD$239.48
PE ratio 12.6508
Dividend yield USD$0.04 (0.02%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$14.042

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Is it a good time to buy Cigna Corporation stock?

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Cigna Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $177.9 from 2020-10-16

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%

Is Cigna Corporation under- or over-valued?

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 P/E ratio

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 PEG ratio

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

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.

Cigna Corporation financials

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%
Profit margin 3.4%
Book value $128.642
Market capitalisation USD$65.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Cigna Corporation shares

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)

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.

Cigna Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

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.

Cigna Corporation's total ESG risk score

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.).

Cigna Corporation's environmental score

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.

Cigna Corporation's social score

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.

Cigna Corporation's governance score

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.

Cigna Corporation's controversy score

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.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Cigna Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-02-01.

Total ESG score 63.33
Total ESG percentile 80.28
Environmental score 75
Environmental score percentile 86.04
Social score 51.76
Social score percentile 61.04
Governance score 65.87
Governance score percentile 84.12
Level of controversy 3

Cigna Corporation share dividends


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").

Have Cigna Corporation's shares ever split?

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.

Cigna Corporation share price volatility

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".

CI.US volatility(beta: 0.67)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 overview

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.

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