Centene Corp Stock Options

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USD 80.55  0.67  0.84%

Centene Corp's option chain provides insight into all available option contracts written on Centene Corp's stock. Investors can see outstanding put and call contracts with pricing information and greeks for a given expiration period. In addition, each of Centene Corp's stock options below provides a detailed picture of the payoff. Comparing vital and dynamic information of various option contracts across diverse expiration periods will help you make an educated decision on your market timing strategies around investing in a given Centene option contract. View S&P 500 options

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Purchasing Centene Corp options can give investors a meaningful hedge against losses and, therefore, could be used conservatively to decrease the volatility of your portfolio. However, many options could also amount to little more than gambling, significantly enhancing your overall portfolio risk. One simple example of these aggressive strategies is the sale of "uncovered" Centene calls. Remember, the seller must deliver Centene Corp stock to the call owner when a call is exercised.

In The Money vs. Out of Money Option Contracts on Centene Corp

Analyzing Centene Corp's in-the-money options over time can help investors to take a profitable long position in Centene Corp regardless of its overall volatility. This is especially true when Centene Corp's options are deep in the money. These options can be identified using deltas that are over 0.75. Deep in-the-money Centene Corp's options could be used as guardians of the underlying stock as they move almost dollar for dollar with Centene Corp's stock while costing only a fraction of its price.
Centene Corp's latest option contracts expiring on 2022-01-21 are carrying combined implied volatility of 50.88 with a put-to-call open interest ratio of 0.89 over 110 outstanding agreements suggesting investors are buying slightly more calls than puts on contracts expiring on 2022-01-21. The current put volume is at 1242, with calls trading at the volume of 1788. This yields a 0.69 put-to-call volume ratio. The Centene Corp option chain provides detailed quote and price information for the current Centene Corp option contracts. It shows all of Centene Corp's listed puts, calls, expiration dates, strike prices, and other pricing information.

Open Interest Against 2022-01-21 Option Contracts

Centene Corp option prices can potentially be used to forecast stock returns because most option chains provide information not only about the current prices but also about the future conditions in Centene Corp's lending market. For example, when Centene Corp's puts are not actively trading or completely missing in the marketplace, investors can use it to internalize expected shorting costs. So if an investor is writing a put option on Centene Corp, he or she must hedge the risk by shorting Centene Corp stock over its option's life.
The chart above shows Centene Corp's distribution of open interest by maturity on contracts that have not yet been settled. The area between the two highest points is the projection of the price at expiration. Centene Corp's open interest chart also provides vital information regarding the liquidity of an option. If there is no open interest for Centene Corp's option, there is no secondary market available for investors to trade.

Centene Corp Maximum Pain Price across 2022-01-21 Option Contracts

Max pain usually refers to a trading concept that asserts that market manipulation can cause the market price of particular securities such as Centene Corp close to expiration to expire worthless. According to most research, approximately 10% to 15% of all stock options are exercised, while about 35% expire worthlessly, with roughly 50% traded out before the expiration date. So, Max pain occurs when market makers reach a net positive position across all options at a strike price where option holders stand to lose the most money. By contrast, option sellers may reap the most after selling more options than buying, causing them to expire worthless.
Centene Corp's stock options are financial instruments that give investors the right to buy or sell shares of Centene Corp common stock at a specified price for a given time period. Generally speaking, an option to purchase or sell Centene stock makes it part of the underlying stock when the option's price is tied to the movement of the underlying stock. If Centene Corp's stock price goes up or down, the stock options follow.
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Please note that buying 'in-the-money' options on Centene Corp lessens the impact of time decay, as they carry both intrinsic and time value. So, even if Centene Corp's value remains static through the expiration date, the investor can sell to close an 'in-the-money' option to avoid a potential loss. However, in-the-money Centene Corp contracts are usually more expensive to enter than their out-of-the-money counterparts. So keep in mind that while the payoffs on an in-the-money trade can be high, the investors could ultimately experience a more consequential loss if Centene Stock moves the wrong way.
The current year Net Income Common Stock is expected to grow to about 2.2 B

Centene Corp In The Money Call Balance

When Centene Corp's strike price is surpassing the current stock price, the option contract against Centene Corp stock is said to be in the money. When it comes to buying Centene Corp's options that are 'In the Money' or 'Out of the Money', the choice depends on your outlook for the underlying security, financial situation, and what you are trying to achieve.
While 'out-of-the-money' options written on Centene Corp are typically viewed as the more aggressive, there are potential upsides to purchasing these types of options contracts. For one, the cost to buy an 'Out of the Money' option is lower than the cost to buy an 'In the Money' option. This cost-benefit is due to the fact that at the time of the purchase, 'Out of the Money' contracts have no intrinsic value. So, while the potential for a 100% loss is more significant, the cost and risk to enter the trade are lower.

Centene Current Options Market Mood

Centene Corp's open interest and total value indicators provide investors with the necessary information to digest the overall options buildup for its expiring contracts. In addition, it helps Centene Stock's traders understand whether a recent fall or rise in the market is unreasonable and if the time has come to take contrarian positions. These ratios are calculated based on options trading volumes and current open interest.

Put-to-Call Open Interest

Put-to-Call Volume

Most options investors, including buyers and sellers of Centene Corp's calls and puts, are not very successful. It is estimated that an average options trader loses somewhere between 80% to 90% of the time. Centene Corp's option open interest and volume spread between outstanding puts and calls are regarded by many investors as reliable indicators of the overall future market direction. Using current Centene Corp's option volume and open interest to make an investment decision is considered a contrarian-sentiment measure that can be utilized in many timing strategies in both derivative and spot marketplace.

Centene Corp Option Chain

When Centene Corp's strike price is surpassing the current stock price, the option contract against Centene Corp stock is said to be in the money. When it comes to buying options that are ITM or OTM, the choice depends on your outlook for the underlying security, financial situation, and what you are trying to achieve.
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Centene Corp's option chain is a display of a range of information that helps investors for ways to trade options on Centene. In general, an option chain provides a helpful tool for investors to see all available option contracts, both puts, and calls, for Centene. It also shows strike prices and maturity days for a Centene Corp against a given expiration period. The table below combines all the option information in the form of a chain but before you use it, remember that it entails significant risk and it is not for everyone.
DeltaGammaOpen IntExpirationCurrent SpreadLast Price
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $25.00.96610.001172022-01-2153.9 - 56.850.0In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $27.50.95830.001402022-01-2150.7 - 54.60.0In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $30.00.97010.00131112022-01-2148.9 - 51.334.5In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $32.50.94590.001962022-01-2145.9 - 49.932.2In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $35.00.96790.0017292022-01-2144.9 - 46.239.39In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $37.50.96530.00242022-01-2141.4 - 43.737.4In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $40.00.95560.0024512022-01-2138.5 - 41.422.1In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $42.50.93230.0031272022-01-2136.0 - 39.620.58In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $45.00.94450.0033302022-01-2133.7 - 36.529.87In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $47.50.94790.0036122022-01-2131.2 - 33.826.72In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $50.00.94350.00421432022-01-2128.9 - 31.329.0In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $52.50.91740.0053922022-01-2126.6 - 29.321.96In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $55.00.90270.0063522022-01-2123.8 - 27.025.6In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $57.50.92080.0069642022-01-2121.0 - 23.924.25In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $60.00.88380.00873292022-01-2119.1 - 22.020.0In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $62.50.96830.00623452022-01-2117.8 - 18.616.0In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $65.00.9640.00796502022-01-2114.6 - 15.715.0In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $67.00.9070.01402022-01-2112.7 - 14.10.0In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $67.50.91510.01423582022-01-2112.4 - 13.59.0In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $68.00.88740.01602022-01-2112.3 - 14.20.0In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $69.00.88570.017602022-01-2110.6 - 12.20.0In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $70.00.91510.018118632022-01-2110.1 - 10.910.21In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $71.00.90890.020702022-01-218.9 - 10.90.0In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $72.00.88650.024702022-01-216.2 - 9.00.0In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $72.50.86830.026944752022-01-217.6 - 8.67.76In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $73.00.88490.028302022-01-217.4 - 8.50.0In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $74.00.85090.033902022-01-216.0 - 8.20.0In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $75.00.92180.035362092022-01-215.4 - 5.75.53In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $76.00.79660.04793532022-01-214.3 - 6.23.9In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $77.00.79370.0621382022-01-212.8 - 5.43.17In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $77.50.81950.075410832022-01-213.1 - 3.71.92In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $78.00.76020.08191732022-01-212.0 - 3.12.8In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $78.50.63710.0558432022-01-211.7 - 3.81.75In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $79.00.8320.15261302022-01-211.35 - 2.351.7In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $80.00.59310.154239192022-01-211.3 - 1.651.3In
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $81.00.43570.15622222022-01-210.1 - 1.10.8Out
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $82.00.33530.1132002022-01-210.6 - 0.80.55Out
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $82.50.28130.10498292022-01-210.45 - 0.650.4Out
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $83.00.21230.09822142022-01-210.3 - 0.550.35Out
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $84.00.13420.07214952022-01-210.2 - 0.70.2Out
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $85.00.14730.057167392022-01-210.2 - 0.40.15Out
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $86.00.11910.04552232022-01-210.1 - 0.40.25Out
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $87.00.16180.04051062022-01-210.05 - 0.950.15Out
Call
2022-01-21 CALL at $90.00.09290.025427892022-01-210.05 - 0.50.05Out
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $62.5-0.01420.003821122022-01-210.05 - 0.10.05Out
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $70.0-0.04240.013427702022-01-210.1 - 0.20.12Out
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $72.5-0.13190.026921582022-01-210.05 - 1.050.25Out
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $73.0-0.15250.0294862022-01-210.05 - 1.30.2Out
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $74.0-0.13820.0338912022-01-210.05 - 0.90.65Out
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $75.0-0.06050.031818182022-01-210.05 - 0.150.25Out
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $76.0-0.11260.04853232022-01-210.1 - 1.20.22Out
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $77.0-0.15440.0651422022-01-210.25 - 0.350.48Out
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $77.5-0.17440.07573232022-01-210.25 - 0.40.41Out
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $78.0-0.21570.086552022-01-210.35 - 0.50.61Out
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $78.5-0.2710.0937842022-01-210.45 - 0.650.6Out
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $79.0-0.28690.1184172022-01-210.2 - 0.850.87Out
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $80.0-0.42890.11161922022-01-210.75 - 1.21.14Out
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $81.0-0.56620.1599502022-01-210.75 - 1.72.03In
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $82.0-0.87560.165912022-01-210.75 - 2.31.95In
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $82.5-0.72850.108932022-01-212.2 - 2.75.3In
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $83.0-0.66730.072532022-01-212.7 - 4.43.1In
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $84.0-0.88610.06982282022-01-213.2 - 4.02.75In
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $85.0-0.86680.05642222022-01-214.5 - 4.95.6In
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $86.0-0.80720.046902022-01-215.3 - 6.80.0In
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $87.0-0.89120.03812022-01-216.1 - 7.34.74In
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $88.0-0.8770.034202022-01-217.2 - 8.40.0In
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $89.0-0.93290.024802022-01-218.1 - 9.10.0In
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $90.0-0.90160.0259192022-01-218.9 - 10.69.9In
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $91.0-0.81760.026102022-01-219.2 - 11.40.0In
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $92.0-0.90250.021602022-01-2110.6 - 13.00.0In
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $93.0-0.90690.019802022-01-2111.7 - 12.80.0In
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $94.0-0.91930.017502022-01-2113.1 - 14.40.0In
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $95.0-0.9410.0143182022-01-2113.6 - 15.713.5In
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $100.0-0.94210.010912022-01-2118.6 - 20.831.99In
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $105.0-0.98460.00412022-01-2124.0 - 25.030.5In
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $110.0-0.93070.008412022-01-2128.6 - 31.225.64In
 Put
2022-01-21 PUT at $115.0-0.93610.007102022-01-2133.2 - 34.90.0In

Centene Corp Net Income Common Stock Over Time

The amount of net income (loss) for the period due to common shareholders. Typically differs from Net Income to the parent entity due to the deduction of Preferred Dividends.
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Centene Corp Net Income Common Stock USD Over Time

Net Income Common Stock in USD; converted by US Dollar Exchange Rate.
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Centene Corp Historical Liabilities

While analyzing the current debt level is an essential aspect of forecasting the current year budgeting needs of Centene Corp, understanding its historical liability is critical in projecting Centene Corp's future earnings, especially during periods of low and high inflation and deflation. Many analysts look at the trend in assets and liabilities and evaluate how Centene Corp uses its financing power over time.

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Pair Trading with Centene Corp

One of the main advantages of trading using pair correlations is that every trade hedges away some risk. Because there are two separate transactions required, even if Centene Corp position performs unexpectedly, the other equity can make up some of the losses. Pair trading also minimizes risk from directional movements in the market. For example, if an entire industry or sector drops because of unexpected headlines, the short position in Centene Corp will appreciate offsetting losses from the drop in the long position's value.

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Is Centene Corp's industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Centene Corp. If investors know Centene will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Centene Corp listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
The market value of Centene Corp is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Centene that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Centene Corp's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Centene Corp's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Centene Corp's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Centene Corp's underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Centene Corp's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Centene Corp value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Centene Corp's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.