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Stocks Roundup: Centene Corporation (CNC), Nasdaq, Inc. (NDAQ), Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN)


Centene Corporation (CNC) grew with the stock adding 0.83% or $0.52 to close at $63.27 on light trading volume of 1.03M compared its three months average trading volume of 1.99M. The St. Louis Missouri 63105 based company operating under the Health Care Plans industry has been trending down for the last 52 weeks, with the shares price now -0.5% down for the period and up by 11.96% so far this year. With price target of $73.06 and a 33.59% rebound from 52-week low, Centene Corporation has plenty of upside potential, making it a hold with a view buy.

Centene Corporation operates as a diversified and multi-national healthcare enterprise that provides programs and services to under-insured and uninsured individuals in the United States. It operates through two segments, Managed Care and Specialty Services. The Managed Care segment offers Medicaid and Medicaid-related health plan coverage to individuals through government subsidized programs, including Medicaid, the State children’s health insurance program, long-term care, foster care, and dual-eligible individual, as well as aged, blind, or disabled programs. Its health plans include primary and specialty physician care, inpatient and outpatient hospital care, emergency and urgent care, prenatal care, laboratory and x-ray services, home health and durable medical equipment, behavioral health and substance abuse, 24-hour nurse advice line, transportation assistance, vision care, dental care, immunizations, prescriptions and limited over-the-counter drugs, specialty pharmacy, therapies, social work services, and care coordination. The Specialty Services segment provides pharmacy benefits management services; health, triage, wellness, and disease management services; vision services; dental services; correctional healthcare services; in-home health services; and integrated long-term care services, as well as care management software that automate the clinical, administrative, and technical components of care management programs. This segment offers its services and products to state programs, healthcare organizations, employer groups, and other commercial organizations. The company provides its services through primary and specialty care physicians, hospitals, and ancillary providers. Centene Corporation was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Nasdaq, Inc. (NDAQ) had a light trading with around 1.48M shares changing hands compared to its three month average trading volume of 798.78K. The stock traded between $67.26 and $70.61 before closing at the price of $70.54 with 3.46% change on the day. The New York New York 10006 based company is currently trading 24.16% above its 52 week low of $57.85 and -1% below its 52 week high of $71.92. Both the RSI indicator and target price of  and $76.43 respectively, lead us to believe that it could rise over the coming weeks.

Nasdaq, Inc. provides trading, clearing, exchange technology, regulatory, securities listing, information, and public company services worldwide. It operates in four segments: Market Services, Listing Services, Information Services, and Technology Solutions. The Market Services segment offers equity derivative trading and clearing; cash equity trading; fixed income, currency, and commodities trading and clearing; and access and broker services. This segment operates various exchanges and other marketplace facilities across various asset classes, including derivatives, commodities, cash equity, debt, structured products, and exchange traded products; and provides clearing, settlement, and central depository services, as well as offers transaction-based platforms. The Listing Services segment operates various listing platforms, which offer capital raising solutions for private and public companies. Its primary listing markets include The NASDAQ Stock Market, and the Nasdaq Nordic and Nasdaq Baltic exchanges. The Information Services segment sells and distributes historical and real-time quote and trade information to market participants and data distributors; and develops and licenses Nasdaq branded indexes, associated derivatives, and financial products, as well as provides custom calculation services for third-party clients. The Technology Solutions segment offers corporate solutions in investor relations, public relations, multimedia solutions, and governance. It also provides technology solutions for trading, clearing, settlement, surveillance, and information dissemination; facility management and systems integration, and advisory services; and broker services, as well as enterprise governance, risk management, and compliance software and services. The company was formerly known as The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. and changed its name to Nasdaq, Inc. in September 2015. Nasdaq, Inc. was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Nielsen Holdings plc (NLSN) saw its value decrease by -0.39% as the stock dropped $-0.16 to finish the day at a closing price of $40.91. The stock was higher in trading and has fluctuated between $40.28-$55.94 per share for the past year. The shares, which traded within a range of $40.68 to $41.18 during the day, are down by -7.74% in the past three months and down by -22.52% over the past six months. It is currently trading -1.82% below its 20 day moving average and -3.44% below its 50 day moving average. Analysts believe the company can continue to increase in value to reach at $48.29 a share over the next twelve months. The current relative strength index (RSI) reading is 39.6.The technical indicator lead us to believe there will be no major movement any time soon, hold.

Nielsen Holdings plc operates as an information and measurement company. The company provides media and marketing information, analytics, and manufacturer and retailer expertise about what and where consumers buy, read, watch and listen. Its Buy segment provides retail transactional measurement data, consumer behavior information, and analytics primarily to businesses in the consumer packaged goods industry. This segment provides data on retail measurement services, such as market share and competitive sales volumes; insights into distribution, pricing, merchandising, and promotion; consumer panel measurement, which offers insight into shopper behavior and customer segmentation; and consumer intelligence and analytical services for decision making in development and marketing cycles. The company’s Watch segment provides viewership and listening data, and analytics primarily to the media and advertising industries for television, radio, digital and mobile viewing, and listening platforms. It offers television audience measurement services, including more than one screen, unduplicated reach, cause and effect analysis, and program viewing behavior testing; audio audience measurement services; digital audience measurement services, such as digital media and market research, audience analytics, and social media measurement; mobile measurement services comprising measurement and consumer research for telecom and media companies; and advertiser solutions. The company was formerly known as Nielsen N.V. and changed its name to Nielsen Holdings plc in August 2015. The company was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Oxford, the United Kingdom.


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