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CNO Financial Group, Inc is an insurance-life business based in the US. CNO Financial Group shares (CNO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. CNO Financial Group employs 3,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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CNO Financial Group share price

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CNO Financial Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$11.36 - $26.64
50-day moving average $25.30
200-day moving average $22.77
Wall St. target price$26.83
PE ratio 7.798
Dividend yield $0.36 (1.39%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.35

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Is CNO Financial Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing CNO Financial Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of CNO Financial Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

CNO Financial Group's P/E ratio

CNO Financial Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, CNO Financial Group shares trade at around 8x 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.

CNO Financial Group's PEG ratio

CNO Financial Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.58. 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 CNO Financial Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

CNO Financial Group's EBITDA

CNO Financial Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a CNO Financial Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

CNO Financial Group financials

Revenue TTM $4.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 17.15%
Gross profit TTM $1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.31%
Return on equity TTM 10.91%
Profit margin 11.45%
Book value $36.75
Market capitalisation $3.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting CNO Financial Group shares

There are currently 3.2 million CNO Financial Group shares held short by investors – that's known as CNO Financial Group's "short interest". This figure is 7% down from 3.4 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting CNO Financial Group shares can be evaluated.

CNO Financial Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

CNO Financial Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of CNO Financial Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of CNO Financial Group shares traded daily (recently around 1.0 million). CNO Financial Group's SIR currently stands at 3.15. In other words for every 100,000 CNO Financial Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3150 shares are currently held short.

However CNO Financial Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of CNO Financial Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable CNO Financial Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case CNO Financial Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 CNO Financial Group shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0312% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable CNO Financial Group shares, roughly 31 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 CNO Financial Group.

Find out more about how you can short CNO Financial Group stock.

CNO Financial Group share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 16.44% of net profits

Recently CNO Financial Group has paid out, on average, around 16.44% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.86% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), CNO Financial Group shareholders could enjoy a 1.86% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CNO Financial Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.36 per share.

While CNO Financial Group's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that CNO Financial Group is investing more in its future growth.

CNO Financial Group's most recent dividend payout was on 23 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have CNO Financial Group's shares ever split?

CNO Financial Group's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 11 February 1997. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your CNO Financial Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for CNO Financial Group shares which in turn could have impacted CNO Financial Group's share price.

CNO Financial Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, CNO Financial Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.3628 up to $26.64. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CNO.US volatility(beta: 1.46)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 CNO Financial Group's is 1.4556. This would suggest that CNO Financial Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

CNO Financial Group overview

CNO Financial Group, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, develops, markets, and administers health insurance, annuity, individual life insurance, and other insurance products for senior and middle-income markets in the United States. It offers Medicare supplement, supplemental health, and long-term care insurance policies; life insurance; and annuities, as well as Medicare advantage plans to individuals through phone, online, mail, and face-to-face. The company also focuses on worksite and group sales for businesses, associations, and other membership groups by interacting with customers at their place of employment. In addition, it provides fixed index annuities; fixed interest annuities, including fixed rate single and flexible premium deferred annuities; single premium immediate annuities; supplemental health products, such as specified disease, accident, and hospital indemnity products; and long-term care plans primarily to retirees and older self-employed individuals in the middle-income market. Further, the company offers universal life and other interest-sensitive life products; and traditional life policies that include whole life, graded benefit life, term life, and single premium whole life products, as well as graded benefit life insurance products. CNO Financial Group, Inc.

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