EPS for Cigna (CI) Expected At $1.87; United Financial Bancorp (UBNK) Sentiment Is 1.54

January 14, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

Analysts expect Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) to report $1.87 EPS on February, 1.They anticipate $0.00 EPS change or 0.00% from last quarter’s $1.87 EPS. CI’s profit would be $461.05M giving it 28.53 P/E if the $1.87 EPS is correct. After having $2.83 EPS previously, Cigna Corporation’s analysts see -33.92% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.19% or $2.5 during the last trading session, reaching $213.39. About 1.15M shares traded. Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) has risen 23.57% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.87% the S&P500.

United Financial Bancorp, Inc. operates as the financial holding firm for United Bank that provides retail, commercial, and consumer banking services to individuals, families, and businesses. The company has market cap of $904.23 million. The firm accepts interest-bearing checking, non-interest-bearing checking, regular savings, money market savings, and time deposits. It has a 15.25 P/E ratio. The Company’s lending activities include commercial, commercial real estate, residential and commercial construction, fixed rate, and other consumer loans, as well as residential real estate loans collateralized by one-to-four family residences, and home equity lines of credit.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $8.11 million activity. 37,756 Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) shares with value of $6.65M were sold by Sadler Jason D. HARRIS ISAIAH JR sold $45,762 worth of Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) on Tuesday, September 12. On Tuesday, August 8 Triplett Michael W sold $647,360 worth of Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) or 3,700 shares. The insider ZOLLARS WILLIAM D sold 1,232 shares worth $230,662. Shares for $402,366 were sold by Bacus Lisa R. On Wednesday, August 9 the insider Hoeltzel Mary T sold $93,232.

Among 19 analysts covering CIGNA (NYSE:CI), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. CIGNA had 53 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight” on Wednesday, January 6. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Monday, August 7 with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Friday, August 4. Jefferies maintained Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) on Tuesday, October 10 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, June 22. The stock of Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, September 16 by JP Morgan. The stock has “Buy” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Monday, July 27. The stock of Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, November 3. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, August 4. RBC Capital Markets upgraded the shares of CI in report on Friday, February 10 to “Outperform” rating.

Cigna Corporation, a health services organization, provides insurance and related services and products in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $52.61 billion. It operates through Global Health Care, Global Supplemental Benefits, Group Disability and Life, and Other Operations divisions. It has a 23.37 P/E ratio. The Global Health Care segment offers medical, dental, behavioral health, vision, and prescription drug benefit plans, as well as health advocacy programs, and other services and products to insured and self-insured customers.

Investors sentiment is 0.96 in Q3 2017. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is flat, as 47 investors sold Cigna Corporation shares while 249 reduced holdings. only 72 funds opened positions while 212 raised stakes. 206.32 million shares or 5.35% less from 217.98 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Employees Retirement System Of Texas stated it has 67,000 shares. Moreover, Cibc World has 0.01% invested in Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI). Atria Investments Ltd Liability Corp owns 3,266 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. 2,000 were reported by Intact Inv Management Incorporated. United Capital Financial Advisers Limited Com holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) for 7,396 shares. Carnegie Cap Asset Mgmt Ltd Llc reported 3,102 shares. First Republic Invest Mgmt holds 10,442 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Bluefin Trading Limited Com has invested 0.06% in Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI). Cohen Steers holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) for 102,435 shares. Envestnet Asset Mgmt invested in 33,880 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Product Prns Limited invested 0.84% of its portfolio in Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI). Hikari Pwr Ltd accumulated 1,290 shares. Washington Bancorp accumulated 2,101 shares or 0.06% of the stock. 2,760 are owned by Gsa Capital Partners Llp. Guardian Life Insurance Of America holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Cigna Corporation (NYSE:CI) for 576 shares.

Clover Partners L.P. holds 3.84% of its portfolio in United Financial Bancorp, Inc. for 523,156 shares. Pl Capital Advisors Llc owns 598,410 shares or 2.81% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Mendon Capital Advisors Corp has 1.23% invested in the company for 800,375 shares. The New York-based Maltese Capital Management Llc has invested 0.73% in the stock. Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc., a Minnesota-based fund reported 379,762 shares.

The stock increased 0.50% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $17.98. About 70,588 shares traded. United Financial Bancorp, Inc. (UBNK) has risen 27.96% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.26% the S&P500.

Analysts await United Financial Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBNK) to report earnings on January, 23. They expect $0.29 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.29 per share. UBNK’s profit will be $14.58M for 15.50 P/E if the $0.29 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.30 actual EPS reported by United Financial Bancorp, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -3.33% negative EPS growth.

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