Cantor Fitzgerald Maintains a Buy Rating on Cerner Corp

By Austin Angelo

Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Steven Halper maintained a Buy rating on Cerner Corp (NASDAQ: CERN) today and set a price target of $70. The company’s shares opened today at $60.62.

Halper observed:

“Our rating remains Overweight and our PT remains $70. Although some amount of investor skepticism regarding the company’s growth outlook continues to temper valuation levels, we do not share those concerns. Our long-term DCF model assumptions are mostly conservative, with high single-digit revenue growth and modest margin expansion. Capital spending should moderate in 2019. We think the shares offer a compelling risk/reward trade off (excluding the potential impact from the VA contract). We value the VA contract at roughly $10 per share, but that estimate can vary based on terms and timing.”

According to TipRanks.com, Halper is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 17.2% and a 69.2% success rate. Halper covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as WellCare Health Plans, Tivity Health Inc, and Hms Holdings Corp.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Cerner Corp is Moderate Buy and the average price target is $68.20, representing a 12.5% upside.

In a report issued on May 2, Canaccord Genuity also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $64 price target.

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The company has a one-year high of $73.86 and a one-year low of $52.05. Currently, Cerner Corp has an average volume of 2.86M.

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Cerner Corp. designs, develops, markets, installs, hosts and supports health care information technology, health care devices, hardware and content solutions for health care organizations and consumers. The company also provides value-added services, including implementation and training, remote hosting, operational management services, revenue cycle services, support and maintenance, health care data analysis, clinical process optimization, transaction processing, employer health centers, employee wellness programs and third party administrator services for employer-based health plans. It operates through the following segments: Domestic and Global. The Domestic segment includes revenue contributions and expenditures associated with business activity in the United States. The Global segment includes revenue contributions and expenditures linked to business activity in Aruba, Australia, Austria, the Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Germany, Guam, India, Ireland, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. The company was founded by Neal L. Patterson, Clifford W. Illig and Paul N. Gorup in 1979 and is headquartered in North Kansas City, MO.