Sunday, 26 May 2019

Cigna Corporation (CI) and Its Peers Comparing side by side. – The Hi New Ulm

As Health Care Plans company, Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) is competing with its rivals based on the profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Cigna Corporation has 96.6% of its shares held by institutional investors & an average of 89.65% institutional ownership for its peers. 0.1% of Cigna Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.63% of all Health Care Plans companies shares are held by company insiders.


On first table we have Cigna Corporation and its competitors’ return on assets, net margins and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cigna Corporation 5.44% 19.00% 4.10%
Industry Average 3.30% 15.86% 5.20%

Earnings and Valuation

In next table we are comparing Cigna Corporation and its competitors’ net profit, top-line revenue and valuation.

Net Income Gross Revenue Price/Earnings Ratio
Cigna Corporation 2.64B 48.57B 16.97
Industry Average 2.37B 71.91B 24.37

Cigna Corporation has lower revenue and P/E Ratio than its peers. The company has a lower P/E ratio which is currently more affordable in compare to its competitors.

Analyst Recommendations

Table 3 shows summary of recent ratings for Cigna Corporation and its competitors.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cigna Corporation 0 1 10 2.91
Industry Average 0.00 1.56 5.90 2.74

$247.22 is the consensus price target of Cigna Corporation, with a potential upside of 28.45%. As a group, Health Care Plans companies have a potential upside of 21.93%. Based on the data given earlier the analysts’ opionion is that Cigna Corporation’s rivals are looking more favorable than the stock itself.


In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of Cigna Corporation and its competitors.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Cigna Corporation -7.74% -6.45% 10.58% 13.89% 0.04% 1.47%
Industry Average 6.20% 0.00% 6.27% 15.67% 28.31% 25.24%

For the past year Cigna Corporation has weaker performance than Cigna Corporation’s peers.

Risk and Volatility

Cigna Corporation is 43.00% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500 because the stock has a beta of 0.57. Competitively, Cigna Corporation’s peers are 5.36% less volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500, because of the 0.95 beta.


The annual dividend that Cigna Corporation pay is $0.04 per share with a dividend yield of 0.02%. On the other side Cigna Corporation’s rivals have dividend yield of 1.17%.


Cigna Corporation’s peers beat on 7 of the 7 factors Cigna Corporation.

Cigna Corporation, a health services organization, provides insurance and related products and services in the United States and internationally. It operates through Global Health Care, Global Supplemental Benefits, Group Disability and Life, and Other Operations segments. The Global Health Care segment offers medical, dental, behavioral health, vision, and prescription drug benefit plans, as well as health advocacy programs, and other products and services to insured and self-insured customers. This segment also provides Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D plans to seniors, and Medicaid plans. The Global Supplemental Benefits segment offers supplemental health, life, and accident insurance products. The Group Disability and Life segment provides group long-term and short-term disability, group life, accident, and specialty insurance products and related services. The Other Operations segment offers corporate-owned life insurance products that are permanent insurance contracts sold to corporations to provide life coverage; and run-off settlement annuity contracts. The company distributes its products and services through insurance brokers and insurance consultants; and directly to employers, unions and other groups, or individuals, as well as through direct response television and the Internet. Cigna Corporation was founded in 1792 and is headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut.


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