Analyst Ratings for Cigna Corp. (CI)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Cigna Corp. (NYSE:CI) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for CI last month.

14 analysts declared CI a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for CI by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 202, implying potential capital gains of 16.51 percent. The minimum price target given was 123, which equates to a potential downside of -29.06 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0.61 percent. That number becomes 1.43 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.36 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.62 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of CI's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 31.4 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of CI is 0.74.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CI hit 175.80 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 115.03. Currently the stock is 50.73 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 1.38 percent. CI has a price/earnings ratio of 23.14. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CI value stock report compares CI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $44.05 billion. CI is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.