[This is a backlog for a previous trading transaction. It may not fully represent my thinking at the time of the trading.]
I purchased 100 shares of CI today at $35.50.
CI tanked more than 40% today after it recognized its massive mistake of misprice the insurance policies and thus will significantly miss its earning targets. It said it will earn $6.50 to $6.75 per share in 2002 vs Wall Street estimate of $7.97 per share. CI also announced CFO change the day earlier.
Yes, it's a huge mistake, but it appears to me that the market overreacted in this case. Yes, it's true that CI will not earn as much as before, and it's true that the pricing error will not be fixed until maybe 2004, but the current price only stands for less than 6 times earnings even if CI only rakes in $6 per share per year. Also, I appreciate the 3.6% dividend yield.
It seems that I'm in a buying spree since my April purchase of PPD. I have made seven purchases in a row. Still, I have around $22,000 waiting to be allocated to right places. I'm so happy to see those monies are working for my retirement nest egg.