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How to buy Cigna (CI) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Cigna shares.

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Cigna Corp (CI) is a leading healthcare plans business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$218.4 after a previous close of US$218.75. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD208.89 to a high of USD218.4. The latest price was USD210.51 (25 minute delay). Cigna is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Cigna

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Cigna. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: CI. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Cigna reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$218.75, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Cigna, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Cigna. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Cigna stock price (NYSE:CI)

Use our graph to track the performance of CI stocks over time.

Cigna shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-11-19.
Previous closeUS$218.75
Change US$-8.24
Change % -3.7669%
Volume 2,981,403
Information last updated 2022-07-02.
52-week rangeUS$189.059 - US$272.3889
50-day moving average US$258.6268
200-day moving average US$232.9919
Target priceUS$294.68
PE ratio 16.6375
Dividend yield US$4.12 (1.7%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$16.11

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Cigna price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $210.51

1 week (2022-06-28) -20.92%
1 month (2022-06-03) -17.11%
3 months (2022-04-01) -14.51%
1 year (2021-07-02) -11.56%
2 years (2020-07-02) 10.51%
3 years (2019-07-05) 28.80%
5 years (2017-07-03) 25.68%

Is Cigna under- or over-valued?

Valuing Cigna stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Cigna's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Cigna's P/E ratio

Cigna's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Cigna shares trade at around 17x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Cigna's PEG ratio

Cigna's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0906. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Cigna's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Cigna's EBITDA

Cigna's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$10.1 billion (£8.3 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Cigna's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Cigna financials

Revenue TTM US$177 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.69%
Gross profit TTM US$23.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.41%
Return on equity TTM 11.53%
Profit margin 3.04%
Book value 144.609
Market capitalisation US$85 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Cigna's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Cigna.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Cigna's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 13.57

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Cigna's overall score of 13.57 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Cigna is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Cigna's environmental score

Environmental score: 0.94/100

Cigna's environmental score of 0.94 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cigna is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Cigna's social score

Social score: 9.82/100

Cigna's social score of 9.82 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Cigna is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Cigna's governance score

Governance score: 3.69/100

Cigna's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Cigna is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Cigna's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Cigna scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Cigna hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Cigna Corp was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 13.57
Total ESG percentile 8.92
Environmental score 0.94
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 9.82
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 3.69
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 3

Cigna share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 19.49% of net profits

Recently Cigna has paid out, on average, around 19.49% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.7% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Cigna shareholders could enjoy a 1.7% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Cigna's case, that would currently equate to about $4.12 per share.

While Cigna's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Cigna is investing more in its future growth.

Cigna's most recent dividend payout was on 23 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Cigna's shares ever split?

Cigna's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 5 June 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Cigna shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Cigna shares which in turn could have impacted Cigna's share price.

Cigna share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Cigna's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$189.059 up to US$272.3889. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CI.US volatility(beta: 0.77)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Cigna's is 0.7736. This would suggest that Cigna's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Cigna overview

Cigna Corporation provides insurance and related products and services in the United States. Its Evernorth segment provides a range of coordinated and point solution health services, including pharmacy, benefits management, care delivery and management, and intelligence solutions to health plans, employers, government organizations, and health care providers. The company's Cigna Healthcare segment offers medical, pharmacy, behavioral health, dental, vision, health advocacy programs, and other products and services for insured and self-insured customers; Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement, and Medicare Part D plans for seniors, as well as individual health insurance plans to on and off the public exchanges; and health care coverage in its international markets, as well as health care benefits for mobile individuals and employees of multinational organizations. The company also offers permanent insurance contracts sold to corporations to provide coverage on the lives of certain employees for financing employer-paid future benefit obligations. It distributes its products and services through insurance brokers and consultants; directly to employers, unions and other groups, or individuals; and private and public exchanges. The company was founded in 1792 and is headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut.

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