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Cigna Corporation (CI)

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    TraderJeff
    @Chewdog : I think you once said - what a difference a week makes . Boy doesn’t it ! Looking at the other two big players that I watch ( Humana & United Health ) to gain some context - the sector now appears to be moving higher -together - with 2 of the 3 hitting fresh 52 week highs for the week , Humana trailing by only a small handful of points .
    Cigna has reached my initial target of $260 however fundamentals have turned more positive as well as the overall market .
    Guessing here that the entire sector moves 10% higher in the short term if the market stays green .
    That puts Cigna at $280-$290 . My revised target price is $300-$320 . Cigna has more ground to cover than the other two I watch as it’s stock price has been depressed . Could Cigna do a stock split ? A thought . The last one was in 2007 . But splits aren’t as popular now with BOD’s . I do think it would help the stock price if one were declared - but let’s not hold our breath waiting for it .
    Given the above .... I purchased a tranche of Cigna $262.50 calls before the close on Friday . It’s a simple gamble on Cigna as well as the rest of the group - moving 5-10% higher in the short term .
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    TraderJeff
    Well here we are . Again . Will this break out to new 52 week highs tomorrow or crash like a meteor ? Or not move at all on ER . Very hard to tell with this stocks ER history and with the market currently shrugging off some blockbuster results with a yawn .
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    TraderJeff
    Curiously in the market recovery today Cigna was the strongest gainer out of the big 3 I follow which also includes UNH and HUM .
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    TraderJeff
    My comment on the ER - solid results - management is being very conservative with the estimates on 2021 EPS with their statement about the same . This is poised to hit $300-$320 this year .
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    TraderJeff
    Chewy- Healthcare moving up this week in tandem I’m feeling better about Cigna’s chances of popping on earnings ( one direction or the other lol )
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    TraderJeff
    Just read a report on HealthCare stocks to buy .
    It stated Cigna’s Price to Cash Flow was 9.92x as of 04–16-21 or $ 25.47 . Humana’s at 12.39x at $35.13 . Cigna dividend $4.00 or 1.59% . Humana at $2.80 or 0.636% . The article made Humana sound more compelling than Cigna based on these numbers . There’s NO question by cash flow , earnings and dividend Cigna has Humana beat by a Texas mile when you consider how much you have to pay to buy a share of each . Cigna is also knocking on the front door in the growth comparison now too .
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    The Chewdog
    From the PR News: for MA plan participants CIGNA will provide free transportation to vaccination sites up to 60 miles each way for 4 visits. Includes an extra adult for those who need help. Another example of CIGNA’s commitment to lower costs and improve clinical outcomes for their MA population. Should be very helpful in your State, eh Jeff?
    Bullish
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    Mark
    cigna loses 1.8b fee bid from anthem... Delaware Supreme Court... probably not a surprise. may move the stock
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    stocktargetadvisor
    $CI
    Maintains BMO Capital Markets Outperform USD 300 » USD 315
    Target Raised by Mizuho Securities Buy USD 264 » USD 290
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    The Chewdog
    Generally agree on the health care sector—but take a look at the growth of UNH & especially Humana since last quarter —-Humana sp has crushed it about +25%. There’s no reason in my mind CIGNA can’t do the same. IMO CIGNA’s PBM side (Evernorth) has the best clinical products to contain client cost than any other. Barring an unforeseen Black Swan event (which is saying a lot these days) I would not be surprised to see 260’s by 3Q
    Bullish
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    TraderJeff
    Nice move up today !! This stock is still greatly undervalued !!
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    TraderJeff
    Only Cigna can go from a 5 day high to a 5 day low in less than 24 hours .
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    John
    Crickets here
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    robert
    CI is fundamentally cheap. I am a big bull on this name. This is one of just a handful of stocks out there right now that trade on fundamentals. I believe this company will continue its rise over the long haul.
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    The Chewdog
    I have an unrivaled disdain for Zacks, but did find something interesting in their release this morning: “CIGNA intends to serve 50% of Medicare eligibles by 2025”.
    This would be through their ever expanding Medicare Advantage Med D initiatives.
    Incredible opportunity to boost revenue
    Bullish
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    The Chewdog
    Boy Howdy!
    Bullish
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    The Chewdog
    @TJ— Spring is in the air, with a coating of green pollen so thick when you hit it with the leaf blower it looks like a green sandstorm
    Bullish
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    John
    Bought some today near the low just before close. Hoping for a pop tomorrow