Robert W. Baird slashes price target on Cardinal Health Inc. [CAH] – find out why.

Cardinal Health Inc. [NYSE: CAH] plunged by -$0.93 during the normal trading session on Tuesday and reaching a high of $57.685 during the day while it closed the day at $56.95. The company report on June 24, 2021 that Cardinal Health to Webcast Discussion of Fourth-Quarter and Year-End Results for Fiscal Year 2021 on August 5.

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Cardinal Health (NYSE: CAH) plans to release fourth-quarter and year-end financial results for its fiscal year 2021 on August 5 prior to the opening of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. The company will webcast a discussion of these results beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern.

To access the webcast and corresponding slide presentation, go to the Investor Relations page at ir.cardinalhealth.com. No access code is required. Presentation slides and a webcast replay will be available until August 4, 2022.

Cardinal Health Inc. stock has also loss -0.52% of its value over the past 7 days. However, CAH stock has declined by -5.46% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 7.59% and gained 6.33% year-on date.

The market cap for CAH stock reached $16.54 billion, with 292.00 million shares outstanding and 289.65 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.23M shares, CAH reached a trading volume of 2092094 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Cardinal Health Inc. [CAH]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CAH shares is $63.36 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CAH stock is a recommendation set at 2.50. 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.

Robert W. Baird have made an estimate for Cardinal Health Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on May 10, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on January 08, 2021, representing the official price target for Cardinal Health Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $57, while Barclays analysts kept a Overweight rating on CAH stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Cardinal Health Inc. is set at 1.12, with the Price to Sales ratio for CAH stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.11. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 9.29, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 12.05. Price to Free Cash Flow for CAH in the course of the last twelve months was 17.69 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.60.

CAH stock trade performance evaluation

Cardinal Health Inc. [CAH] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.52. With this latest performance, CAH shares gained by 0.69% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 7.59% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 10.07% 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 CAH stock in for the last two-week period is set at 46.95, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 45.69, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 47.55 for Cardinal Health Inc. [CAH]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 57.64, while it was recorded at 57.45 for the last single week of trading, and 54.82 for the last 200 days.

Cardinal Health Inc. [CAH]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Cardinal Health Inc. [CAH] shares currently have an operating margin of +1.16 and a Gross Margin at +4.15. Cardinal Health Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -2.42.

Return on Total Capital for CAH is now 15.24, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -32.42. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -91.07, with Return on Assets sitting at -9.04. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Cardinal Health Inc. [CAH] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 403.58. Additionally, CAH Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 80.14, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 17.71. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 397.21, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 78.88.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Cardinal Health Inc. [CAH] managed to generate an average of -$77,000 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 18.27 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 3.74.Cardinal Health Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 1.20.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Cardinal Health Inc. [CAH] stock

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 CAH. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Cardinal Health Inc. go to 6.83%.

Cardinal Health Inc. [CAH]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $13,955 million, or 86.90% of CAH stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CAH stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 36,108,628, which is approximately 1.115% of the company’s market cap and around 0.17% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 27,394,980 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.56 billion in CAH stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $996.08 million in CAH stock with ownership of nearly -3.889% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Cardinal Health Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 394 institutional holders increased their position in Cardinal Health Inc. [NYSE:CAH] by around 16,074,100 shares. Additionally, 356 investors decreased positions by around 18,338,725 shares, while 124 investors held positions by with 210,629,873 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 245,042,698 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CAH stock had 101 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,012,420 shares, while 74 institutional investors sold positions of 2,203,207 shares during the same period.

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