Cigna Corporation (CI) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts

There has been some selling insider activity on Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) recently. They now have a $191.00 target price on the health services provider's stock. Piper Jaffray Companies' price objective indicates a potential upside of 2.66% from the stock's current price.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. On Thursday, July 13 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Buy". The stock of CIGNA Corporation (NYSE:CI) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, June 7 by Jefferies. Morgan Stanley increased their price target on shares of Cigna Corporation from $188.00 to $195.00 and gave the company an "overweight" rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. boosted their target price on Cigna Corporation from $185.00 to $198.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, fifteen have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company.

(NYSE:CI) shares saw heavy trading volume with 2,445K shares changing hands on Friday. Shares are trading at $186.05 a tad higher than the 50 day moving average of $179.52 and impressively higher than the 200 day moving average of $165.10.

The P/E ratio is 21.47 and the market cap is 46.84B.

Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August 4th. LLC now owns 43,600 shares of the health services provider's stock valued at $7,298,000 after buying an additional 1,200 shares in the last quarter. Cigna Corporation had a net margin of 5.55% and a return on equity of 17.40%. The business had revenue of $10.32 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.26 billion. The business's quarterly revenue was up 3.6% compared to the same quarter a year ago. Equities analysts expect that Cigna Corporation will post $10.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Here are a few substantial investment firms who have updated their positions. After $2.91 actual earnings per share reported by CIGNA Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -19.59% negative EPS growth. Achmea Investment Management B.V. now owns 18,365 shares of the health services provider's stock valued at $3,073,000 after buying an additional 7,791 shares in the last quarter.

As of quarter end Squarepoint Ops LLC had bought a total of 46,117 shares growing its stake by 75.5%. Squarepoint Ops LLC now owns 107,231 shares valued at $17,949,000. American Beacon Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in Cigna Corporation in the 1st quarter worth approximately $102,000. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 86,740 shares of the health services provider's stock valued at $14,517,000 after purchasing an additional 17,348 shares during the period. As of quarter end Cantab Capital Partners Llp had bought a total of 8,862 shares growing its position 90.2%. Finally, Dorsey & Whitney Trust CO LLC grew its holdings in shares of Cigna Corporation by 12.3% in the second quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd now owns 6,752 shares of the health services provider's stock valued at $1,130,000 after purchasing an additional 4,852 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 87.96% of the company's stock.

Cigna Corporation (Cigna), launched on November 3, 1981, together with its subsidiaries, is a health services company. The Company offers medical, dental, disability, life and accident insurance and related products and services.

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