Independent Portfolio Consultants Lowers stake in Centene Corp (CNC)

Centene Corp (CNC) : Independent Portfolio Consultants reduced its stake in Centene Corp by 3.43% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 28,738 shares of Centene Corp which is valued at $1,778,882 after selling 1,020 shares in Centene Corp , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 5, 2016.Centene Corp makes up approximately 0.56% of Independent Portfolio Consultants’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa reduced its stake in CNC by selling 6,392 shares or 63.65% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 3,651 shares of CNC which is valued at $225,997.Eqis Capital Management reduced its stake in CNC by selling 7,085 shares or 26.06% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 20,104 shares of CNC which is valued at $1,244,438. Centene Corp makes up approx 0.08% of Eqis Capital Management’s portfolio. Washington Trust Bank added CNC to its portfolio by purchasing 16 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $990.Beacon Financial Group reduced its stake in CNC by selling 3,942 shares or 44.68% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 4,881 shares of CNC which is valued at $302,134. Centene Corp makes up approx 0.06% of Beacon Financial Group’s portfolio. Cullinan Associates Inc sold out all of its stake in CNC during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 7,377 shares of CNC which is valued $456,636.

Centene Corp closed down -1.01 points or -1.60% at $62.3 with 28,41,916 shares getting traded on Tuesday. Post opening the session at $64.02, the shares hit an intraday low of $61.79 and an intraday high of $66.04 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Tuesday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Centene Corp reported $1.29 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.20 according to the earnings call on Jul 26, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.09. The company had revenue of $10897.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $10806.33 million. The company’s revenue was up 97.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.72 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Centene Corp. Centene Corp was Downgraded by Leerink Partners to ” Mkt Perform” on Sep 6, 2016.

Centene Corporation is a healthcare company. The Company provides programs and services to Government sponsored healthcare programs. It offers member-focused services by assisting in accessing care coordinating referrals to related health and social services and addressing member concerns and questions. It also provides education and outreach programs to inform and assist members in accessing healthcare services. The Company operates in two segments: Managed Care and Specialty Services. The Managed Care segment provides health plan coverage to individuals through Government subsidized programs including Medicaid the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Long Term Care (LTC) Foster Care dual-eligible individuals (Duals) and the Supplemental Security Income Program also known as the Aged Blind or Disabled Program (ABD). The Specialty Services segment consists of the Company’s specialty companies offering auxiliary healthcare services and products.

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