Will Humana Inc. (HUM) Run Out of Steam Soon?

April 17, 2018 - By Eugene Smith

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.16, from 1.21 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 40 investors sold Humana Inc. shares while 209 reduced holdings. 69 funds opened positions while 193 raised stakes. 125.53 million shares or 4.46% less from 131.39 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
University Of Notre Dame Du Lac owns 10,932 shares for 0.56% of their portfolio. Tiaa Cref Management Ltd Liability Company holds 1.30 million shares or 0.21% of its portfolio. First Quadrant Lp Ca owns 12,101 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. National Bank & Trust Of Mellon reported 1.62 million shares stake. Tarbox Family Office invested in 0% or 39 shares. Motco invested 0% of its portfolio in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Stifel Finance invested 0.01% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Allen Inv Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company, New York-based fund reported 1,003 shares. Lucus reported 0.5% of its portfolio in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). The New York-based Hap Trading Lc has invested 1.65% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd invested in 4,877 shares. Invesco Ltd owns 636,949 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Segall Bryant Hamill Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.01% or 988 shares. 18,759 are held by Contravisory Investment. Leuthold Limited Co holds 0.95% or 38,525 shares in its portfolio.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 selling transactions for $20.82 million activity. The insider Zipperle Cynthia H sold 1,196 shares worth $326,899. BROUSSARD BRUCE D sold 14,075 shares worth $3.86 million. Shares for $1.03M were sold by MARGULIS HEIDI S. BILNEY JODY L sold $801,477 worth of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) on Saturday, February 24. The insider LeClaire Brian P. sold 12,719 shares worth $3.49 million. The insider Christopher M Todoroff sold 16,389 shares worth $4.48M.

The stock of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) reached all time high today, Apr, 17 and still has $309.19 target or 5.00 % above today’s $294.47 share price. This indicates more upside for the $40.66B company. This technical setup was reported by Barchart.com. If the $309.19 PT is reached, the company will be worth $2.03 billion more.
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The stock increased 1.56% or $4.52 during the last trading session, reaching $294.47. About 498,919 shares traded. Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) has risen 31.54% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.99% the S&P500.

Analysts await Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $3.21 EPS, up 16.73 % or $0.46 from last year’s $2.75 per share. HUM’s profit will be $443.25M for 22.93 P/E if the $3.21 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.06 actual EPS reported by Humana Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 55.83 % EPS growth.

Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) Ratings Coverage

Among 13 analysts covering Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Humana Inc had 24 analyst reports since October 23, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, February 7 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. JP Morgan maintained the shares of HUM in report on Monday, February 12 with “Neutral” rating. The stock of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, November 9 by RBC Capital Markets. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the shares of HUM in report on Monday, December 18 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Monday, April 16 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald on Wednesday, November 8 with “Hold”. Jefferies upgraded the shares of HUM in report on Friday, January 12 to “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained the shares of HUM in report on Thursday, April 12 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Hold” on Friday, March 30. Morgan Stanley maintained Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) on Thursday, November 9 with “Overweight” rating.

Humana Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a health and well-being firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $40.66 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: Retail, Group, and Healthcare Services. It has a 17.52 P/E ratio. The Retail segment offers Medicare benefits, as well as commercial fully-insured medical and specialty health insurance benefits, including dental, vision, and other supplemental health and financial protection products directly to individuals or through group accounts.

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