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Cigna Corporation: Despite Strong Q2, Cigna's Caution on 2021 and 2022 Sends Shares Down; Shares Undervalued

Symbols
CI
Sector(s)
Healthcare
Rating
Current Price
$215.62
Fair Value
Economic Moat
Stewardship
Summary

Cigna primarily provides pharmacy benefit management and health insurance services. Its PBM services were greatly expanded by its 2018 merger with Express Scripts and are mostly sold to health insurance plans and employers. Its largest PBM contract is the Department of Defense. In health insurance and other benefits, Cigna mostly serves employers through self-funding arrangements, but it also operates in government programs, such as Medicare Advantage. The company operates mostly in the U.S. with 15 million medical members covered at the end of 2020, but its services extend internationally, covering another 2 million people.

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Analyst Profile

Julie Utterback

Senior Analyst
Julie Utterback is a senior equity analyst for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. She covers life sciences firms in the healthcare industry.Utterback initially joined Morningstar in 2005 as an equity analyst in the healthcare industry. At that time, she covered medical technology companies, including orthopedic device, medical equipment, and cardiac device firms. In 2010, she joined Morningstar's credit research team, initiating coverage on the entire healthcare industry and generally helping the organization expand and maintain its credit coverage across many industries. She held that senior credit analyst role until rejoining the equity team in April 2019.Prior to joining Morningstar, Utterback was an equity analyst at State Farm Insurance for several years. She holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign. She also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.