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Current Valuation: CNO Financial Group (NYSE: CNO)


CNO Financial Group is part of the financial services sector and is in 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 2.87% with an open at 16.25 and a close of 16.50. It reached an intraday high of 16.57 and a low of 16.20.

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The stock has a market cap of $2.6b with 160.0m shares outstanding, of which the float is 153.8m shares. Trading volume reached 937,374 shares compared to its average volume of 967,972 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 0.61% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -2.42%. Over three months, it changed -4.32%. In one year it has changed -15.15% and within that year its 52-week high was 22.54 and its 52-week low was 13.64. CNO stock is 20.97% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 17.92 and a 50 day moving average of 16.58. Currently CNO stock is trading -7.95% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at -1.94 that ended on 31st of December 2018. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.50. The TTM EPS is 1.82, which comes to a TTM PE of 9.07.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 04/29/2019): 0.32
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/12/2019): 0.17
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 10/31/2018): -3.22
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 08/01/2018): 0.61
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 04/25/2018): 0.50

The dividend per share is currently 0.44, which is a dividend yield of 2.67%. Also, the payout ratio is 24.18%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 10.27, which means it may be overvalued by -60.72%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 2,861,165, which was 1.79% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 2.80. 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 1.25.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is -8.64%, return on assets is -1.12%, profit margin is -8.01%, price-to-sales is 0.59 and price-to-book is 0.67.

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

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