Home Sectors Financial Services Current Movement: CNO Financial Group (NYSE: CNO)

Current Movement: CNO Financial Group (NYSE: CNO)


CNO Financial Group trades as part of the financial services sector and is part of the life insurance industry. The company CEO is Gary C. Bhojwani. CNO Financial Group Inc is a holding company for a group of insurance companies. It develops, markets and administers health insurance, annuity, individual life insurance and other insurance products.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The CNO stock showed a previous change of 1.80% with an open at 17.90 and a close of 18.12. It reached an intraday high of 18.14 and a low of 17.87.

SeekingAlpha:  Notable earnings after Tuesday’s close


The stock has a market cap of $3.0b with 164.6m shares outstanding, of which the float is 158.6m shares. Trading volume reached 606,109 shares compared to its average volume of 1,098,254 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, CNO Financial Group shares returned 0.95% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 22.93%. Over three months, it changed -4.57%. In one year it has changed -19.03% and within that year its 52-week high was 23.84 and its 52-week low was 13.64. CNO stock is 32.84% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 19.29 and a 50 day moving average of 16.71. Currently CNO stock is trading -6.08% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

PR Newswire:  CNO Financial Names Cheryl L. Heilman Vice President and President of Bankers Life Securities


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.02 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 17.76. Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.53. The TTM EPS is 2.07, which comes to a TTM PE of 8.75. Historically, the PE high was 83.50 and the PE low was 7.40. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 15.32, which is a decrease of -15.43%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.53
06-30-2018:  0.49
03-31-2018:  0.44
12-31-2017:  0.61

The dividend per share is currently 0.40, which is a dividend yield of 2.21%. Also, the payout ratio is 19.32%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 7.49, which means it may be overvalued by -142.01%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 3.70% of insider ownership and 138.10% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 2,429,863, which is 1.48% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 1.49. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.34

PR Newswire:  CNO Financial Names Cheryl L. Heilman Vice President and President of Bankers Life Securities

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -9.74%, return on assets is -1.29%, profit margin is -9.71%, price-to-sales is 0.83 and price-to-book is 0.81.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 1  :Valuation Score
 0  :Past Performance Score
 1  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 2  :Dividend Score
 1  :Overall Score

John Jones
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