Cerner Corporation [NASDAQ: CERN] stock went on an upward path that rose over 1.31% on Thursday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 1.02%. The company report on May 19, 2021 that Cerner Announces Quarterly Dividend.
Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq: CERN), a global health care technology company, announced that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend to stockholders of $0.22 per issued and outstanding share. The cash dividend will be payable on July 13, 2021, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on June 28, 2021.
Cerner intends to pay regular quarterly cash dividends, with future declarations subject to Board approval and their determination that the declaration of dividends remains in the best interests of Cerner and its shareholders. The decision of whether to pay future dividends and the amount of any such dividends will be based on the company’s financial position, results of operations, cash flows, capital requirements, applicable law and any other factors the Board may deem relevant.
Over the last 12 months, CERN stock rose by 12.81%. The one-year Cerner Corporation stock forecast points to a potential upside of 0.15. The average equity rating for CERN stock is currently 2.40, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.
The market cap for the stock reached $24.40 billion, with 304.73 million shares outstanding and 300.81 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.68M shares, CERN stock reached a trading volume of 2542211 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Guru’s Opinion on Cerner Corporation [CERN]:
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CERN shares is $81.20 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CERN stock is a recommendation set at 2.40. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
JP Morgan have made an estimate for Cerner Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on April 29, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on February 11, 2021, representing the official price target for Cerner Corporation stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Cerner Corporation is set at 1.40, with the Price to Sales ratio for CERN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.45. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 5.73, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.90.
CERN Stock Performance Analysis:
Cerner Corporation [CERN] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.02. With this latest performance, CERN shares gained by 5.72% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 9.35% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 12.81% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for CERN stock in for the last two-week period is set at 68.64, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 71.73, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 66.26 for Cerner Corporation [CERN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 76.22, while it was recorded at 80.10 for the last single week of trading, and 74.59 for the last 200 days.
Insight into Cerner Corporation Fundamentals:
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Cerner Corporation [CERN] shares currently have an operating margin of +16.13 and a Gross Margin at +77.55. Cerner Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +14.17.
Return on Total Capital for CERN is now 15.66, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 13.83. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 17.91, with Return on Assets sitting at 10.89. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Cerner Corporation [CERN] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 32.48. Additionally, CERN Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 24.52, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 19.36. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 31.82, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 24.02.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Cerner Corporation [CERN] managed to generate an average of $29,549 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.77 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.77.Cerner Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.10 and a Current Ratio set at 2.10.
CERN Stock EPS
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Cerner Corporation posted 0.63/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.61/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 3.30%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for CERN. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Cerner Corporation go to 11.63%.
Cerner Corporation [CERN] Insider Position Details
There are presently around $20,854 million, or 87.60% of CERN stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CERN stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 32,588,839, which is approximately -0.174% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 25,982,577 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.11 billion in CERN stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $1.11 billion in CERN stock with ownership of nearly -1.888% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Cerner Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 364 institutional holders increased their position in Cerner Corporation [NASDAQ:CERN] by around 29,075,342 shares. Additionally, 380 investors decreased positions by around 32,074,513 shares, while 132 investors held positions by with 196,050,455 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 257,200,310 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CERN stock had 88 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,287,627 shares, while 83 institutional investors sold positions of 4,051,222 shares during the same period.