CNO Financial Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

CNO -- USA Stock  

USD 14.97  0.40  2.75%

Considering 30-days investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding CNO Financial Group is 'Strong Hold'. Macroaxis provides CNO Financial buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding CNO positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of CNO Financial Group available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from CNO buy-and-hold prospective. Check also CNO Financial Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for muliple equity instruments please use Instant Ratings tool.

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Strong Hold

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Financial Leverage

For the selected time horizon CNO Financial Group has a risk adjusted performance of (0.09), jensen alpha of (0.18), total risk alpha of (0.16), sortino ratio of 0.0 and treynor ratio of (0.17)
Our buy or sell advice tool can be used to cross verify current analyst consensus on CNO Financial Group and to analyze the company potential to grow for few more years. To make sure CNO Financial is not overpriced, please confirm all CNO Financial Group fundamentals including its Price to Book, Current Ratio, Retained Earnings, as well as the relationship between Net Income and Price to Earnings To Growth . Given that CNO Financial Group has Number of Shares Shorted of 4.56M, we suggest you validate CNO Financial Group market performance and probability of bankruptcy to make sure the company can sustain itself for few more years given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

CNO Financial Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

CNO Financial Group generates negative expected return over the last 30 days
CNO Financial Group has high financial leverage indicating that it may have difficulties to generate enough cash to satisfy its financial commitments
The company reported last year revenue of 4.26B. Reported Net Loss for the year was (412.1M) with profit before taxes, overhead, and interest of 2.03B.
CONSECO INC NEW has about 805.7M in cash with (2.44B) of positive cash flow from operations. This results in cash-per-share (CPS) ratio of 5.16.
Over 97.0% of the company shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies

CNO Financial current analysts recommendations

Target Median Price18.00
Target Mean Price18.83
Recommendation Mean2.50
Target High Price22.00
Number Of Analyst Opinions6
Target Low Price17.00

CNO Financial Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.21Value At Risk3.54
Potential Upside2.49Standard Deviation1.92
 Return Density 

Institutional Investors

Security TypeSharesValue
Blackrock IncCommon Shares19.9 M332.7 M
Vanguard Group IncCommon Shares15.1 M252.4 M
Dimensional Fund Advisors LpCommon Shares11.3 M188.4 M
Fuller Thaler Asset Management IncCommon Shares8.7 M144.9 M
Hotchkis Wiley Capital Management LlcCommon Shares6.8 M114 M
State Street CorpCommon Shares6.2 M103.7 M
Lsv Asset ManagementCommon Shares6 M99.8 M

CNO Financial Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=1.29
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.1

CNO Financial Volatility Alert

CNO Financial Group exhibits very low volatility with skewness of -0.77 and kurtosis of 0.93. However, we advise investors to further study CNO Financial Group technical indicators to make sure all market info is available and is reliable.
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CNO Financial Fundamental Vs Peers

FundamentalsCNO FinancialPeer Average
Return On Equity(9.47)% (0.31)%
Return On Asset(0.43)% (0.14)%
Profit Margin(9.67)% (1.27)%
Operating Margin1.02% (5.51)%
Current Valuation5.39B16.62B
Shares Outstanding155.99M571.82M
Shares Owned by Insiders1.06% 10.09%
Shares Owned by Institutions97.35% 39.21%
Number of Shares Shorted4.56M4.71M
Price to Earning14.54X28.72X
Price to Book0.55X9.51X
Price to Sales0.55X11.42X
Gross Profit2.03B27.38B
Net Income(412.1M)570.98M
Cash and Equivalents805.7M2.7B
Cash per Share5.16X5.01X
Total Debt3.86B5.32B
Debt to Equity90.80% 48.70%
Current Ratio2.61X2.16X
Book Value Per Share27.12X1.93K
Cash Flow from Operations(2.44B)971.22M
Short Ratio5.21X4.00X
Earnings Per Share(2.54)X3.12X
Price to Earnings To Growth0.78X4.89X
Number of Employees3.3K18.84K
Market Capitalization2.34B19.03B
Total Asset31.13B29.47B
Retained Earnings(4.2B)9.33B
Five Year Return1.66%
Last Dividend Paid0.44
   Purchase by Hilliard R Glenn of 3155 shares of CNO Financial [view details]