Cigna (NYSE:CI) Issues FY 2022 Earnings Guidance

Cigna (NYSE:CIGet Rating) issued an update on its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Tuesday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $22.90- for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $22.99. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

Cigna Trading Down 2.1 %

Shares of Cigna stock traded down $5.86 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $277.04. The company had a trading volume of 20,254 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,964,028. The firm has a market cap of $84.53 billion, a PE ratio of 16.87, a P/E/G ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 0.71. Cigna has a fifty-two week low of $191.74 and a fifty-two week high of $296.29. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $283.36 and a 200 day moving average price of $265.05. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67, a current ratio of 0.72 and a quick ratio of 0.72.

Cigna (NYSE:CIGet Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 4th. The health services provider reported $6.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $5.62 by $0.60. The business had revenue of $45.48 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $44.34 billion. Cigna had a return on equity of 15.91% and a net margin of 3.05%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 5.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $5.24 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Cigna will post 22.94 earnings per share for the current year.

Cigna Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 22nd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, September 7th were paid a dividend of $1.12 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, September 6th. This represents a $4.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.62%. Cigna’s dividend payout ratio is 26.71%.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

Several analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on shares of Cigna from $296.00 to $318.00 and gave the company an overweight rating in a report on Wednesday, August 17th. Loop Capital initiated coverage on shares of Cigna in a research report on Thursday, June 16th. They issued a hold rating and a $270.00 price target on the stock. Sanford C. Bernstein lifted their target price on shares of Cigna from $258.00 to $301.00 and gave the stock a mkt perform rating in a research report on Friday, May 27th. Mizuho boosted their target price on shares of Cigna from $291.00 to $330.00 and gave the stock a buy rating in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Finally, The Goldman Sachs Group upped their target price on shares of Cigna from $273.00 to $311.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 9th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, sixteen have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, Cigna has an average rating of Moderate Buy and an average target price of $305.58.

Insider Buying and Selling

In related news, insider Jason D. Sadler sold 3,458 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $270.00, for a total transaction of $933,660.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 31,749 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,572,230. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. In other news, SVP Hoeltzel Mary T. Agoglia sold 7,044 shares of Cigna stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $286.89, for a total transaction of $2,020,853.16. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 8,498 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,437,991.22. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Jason D. Sadler sold 3,458 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $270.00, for a total value of $933,660.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 31,749 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,572,230. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 41,158 shares of company stock worth $11,581,956. Insiders own 0.80% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Investors Weigh In On Cigna

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Fairfield Bush & CO. purchased a new position in Cigna during the 1st quarter worth $40,000. Worth Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Cigna during the 1st quarter worth approximately $92,000. Fort Point Capital Partners LLC acquired a new position in Cigna in the first quarter valued at approximately $201,000. Axiom Financial Strategies LLC acquired a new position in Cigna during the first quarter worth $212,000. Finally, Wsfs Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Cigna during the first quarter worth $236,000. 89.54% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Cigna Company Profile

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Cigna Corporation provides insurance and related products and services in the United States. Its Evernorth segment provides a range of coordinated and point solution health services, including pharmacy, benefits management, care delivery and management, and intelligence solutions to health plans, employers, government organizations, and health care providers.

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