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How to buy Cerner Corporation stock in Canada | $75.04
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Cerner Corporation is a health information services business based in the US. Cerner Corporation stocks (CERN.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $75.05 – an increase of 0.79% over the previous week. Cerner Corporation employs 26,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $5.6 billion.
How to buy Cerner Corporation stock in Canada
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- Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
- Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
- Search the platform for stock code: CERN in this case.
- Research Cerner Corporation stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Cerner Corporation?
- Has coronavirus impacted Cerner Corporation shares?
- Cerner Corporation shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Cerner Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- Cerner Corporation performance over time
- Can I short Cerner Corporation shares?
- Is Cerner Corporation suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Cerner Corporation shares over-valued?
- Cerner Corporation's financials
- How volatile are Cerner Corporation shares?
- Does Cerner Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have Cerner Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted Cerner Corporation's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Cerner Corporation's stock price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $75.04, which is 1.35% down on its pre-crash value of $76.07 and 41.37% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $53.08.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Cerner Corporation stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $747.75 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 $1,025.80.
Cerner Corporation stock priceUse our graph to track the performance of CERN stocks over time.
Cerner Corporation stocks at a glance
|Latest market close||$75.04|
|52-week range||$66.1746 - $83.7111|
|50-day moving average||$77.7243|
|200-day moving average||$76.4497|
|Wall St. target price||$84.95|
|Dividend yield||$0.84 (1.13%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.285|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Cerner Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2021-09-09)||-0.01%|
|1 month (2021-08-19)||-5.75%|
|3 months (2021-06-18)||-4.77%|
|6 months (2021-03-19)||4.29%|
|1 year (2020-09-18)||7.43%|
|2 years (2019-09-19)||10.87%|
|3 years (2018-09-19)||17.27%|
|5 years (2016-09-19)||22.06%|
Is Cerner Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing Cerner Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Cerner Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Cerner Corporation's P/E ratio
Cerner 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 33x. In other words, Cerner Corporation stocks trade at around 33x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the stocks or simply that they're over-valued.
Cerner Corporation's PEG ratio
Cerner Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.399. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Cerner Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Cerner Corporation's EBITDA
Cerner Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.4 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Cerner Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Cerner Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||USD$5.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||17.13%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$4.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||8.22%|
|Return on equity TTM||17.48%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$22.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
How to short and sell Cerner Corporation stocks
- Create a CFD or spread betting account.
- Search for the stock code. E.g. "CERN.US"
- Choose your position size.
- Select "sell" rather than "buy".
- Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.
There are currently 14.9 million Cerner Corporation stocks held short by investors – that's known as Cerner Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 3% up from 14.4 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Cerner Corporation stocks can be evaluated.
Cerner Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Cerner Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Cerner Corporation stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Cerner Corporation stocks traded daily (recently around 1.6 million). Cerner Corporation's SIR currently stands at 9.1. In other words for every 100,000 Cerner Corporation stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 9100 stocks are currently held short.
However Cerner Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Cerner Corporation stocks, or, against the total number of tradable Cerner Corporation stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Cerner Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 Cerner Corporation stocks in existence, roughly 50 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0504% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable Cerner Corporation stocks, roughly 50 stocks are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the stock price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Cerner Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Cerner Corporation stock.
Cerner 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 Cerner Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Cerner Corporation's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 28.12
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Cerner Corporation's overall score of 28.12 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 29th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Cerner 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.).
Cerner Corporation's environmental score
Environmental score: 7.14/100
Cerner Corporation's environmental score of 7.14 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cerner Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Cerner Corporation's social score
Social score: 17.39/100
Cerner Corporation's social score of 17.39 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cerner Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Cerner Corporation's governance score
Governance score: 11.59/100
Cerner Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Cerner Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Cerner Corporation's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Cerner Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Cerner Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||28.12|
|Total ESG percentile||28.74|
|Environmental score percentile||9|
|Social score percentile||9|
|Governance score percentile||9|
|Level of controversy||2|
Cerner Corporation stock dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 28.76% of net profits
Recently Cerner Corporation has paid out, on average, around 28.76% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.19% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cerner Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.19% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cerner Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.84 per share.
While Cerner Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Cerner Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Cerner Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 12 October 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their stocks by 24 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Cerner Corporation stocks ever split?
Cerner Corporation stocks were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 July 2013. 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 Cerner Corporation stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower stock price could have impacted the market appetite for Cerner Corporation stocks which in turn could have impacted Cerner Corporation's stock price.
Cerner Corporation stock price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Cerner Corporation's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $66.1746 up to $83.7111. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Cerner Corporation's is 0.7227. This would suggest that Cerner Corporation's stocks are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Cerner Corporation overview
Cerner Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides health care information technology solutions and tech-enabled services in the United States and internationally. The company offers Cerner Millennium architecture, a person-centric computing framework, which includes clinical, financial, and management information systems that allow providers to access an individual's electronic health record (EHR) at the point of care, and organizes and delivers information for physicians, nurses, laboratory technicians, pharmacists, front- and back-office professionals, and consumers. It also provides HealtheIntent platform, a cloud-based platform to aggregate, transform, and reconcile data across the continuum of care; and CareAware, an EHR agnostic platform that facilitates connectivity of health care devices to EHRs. In addition, the company offers a portfolio of clinical and financial health care information technology solutions, as well as departmental and care coordination solutions. Further, it provides tech-enabled services, such as implementation and training, remote hosting, operational management services, revenue cycle services, support and maintenance, health care data analysis, real-world evidence, clinical process optimization, transaction processing, employer health centers, employee wellness programs, and third-party administrator services; and complementary hardware and devices for third parties. The company serves integrated delivery networks, physician groups and networks, managed care organizations, hospitals, medical centers, reference laboratories, home health agencies, blood banks, imaging centers, pharmacies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, employers, governments, and public health organizations. Cerner Corporation was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in North Kansas City, Missouri.
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