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MarketBeat Week in Review – 4/8 - 4/12
Faced with possibly paying for news, Google removes links to California news sites for some users
The US and UK restrict the trade of Russian-origin metals
US Steel shareholders approve takeover by Japan's Nippon Steel opposed by Biden administration
S&P 500   5,123.41
DOW   37,983.24
QQQ   438.27
Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities
How major US stock indexes fared Friday, 4/12/2024
5 Trends You Need to Know This Quarter
MarketBeat Week in Review – 4/8 - 4/12
Faced with possibly paying for news, Google removes links to California news sites for some users
The US and UK restrict the trade of Russian-origin metals
US Steel shareholders approve takeover by Japan's Nippon Steel opposed by Biden administration
S&P 500   5,123.41
DOW   37,983.24
QQQ   438.27
Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities
How major US stock indexes fared Friday, 4/12/2024
5 Trends You Need to Know This Quarter
MarketBeat Week in Review – 4/8 - 4/12
Faced with possibly paying for news, Google removes links to California news sites for some users
The US and UK restrict the trade of Russian-origin metals
US Steel shareholders approve takeover by Japan's Nippon Steel opposed by Biden administration

Humana (HUM) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$312.59
-3.70 (-1.17%)
(As of 04/12/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$310.33
$316.09
50-Day Range
$304.33
$370.28
52-Week Range
$299.23
$541.21
Volume
1.47 million shs
Average Volume
1.74 million shs
Market Capitalization
$37.71 billion
P/E Ratio
15.77
Dividend Yield
1.13%
Price Target
$465.42

Humana MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.47 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
48.9% Upside
$465.42 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.04% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.75
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.50mentions of Humana in the last 14 days
Based on 20 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Acquiring Shares
$200,064 Bought Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
44.21%
From $16.06 to $23.16 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

5.00 out of 5 stars

Medical Sector

2nd out of 923 stocks

Hospital & Medical Service Plans Industry

1st out of 11 stocks

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About Humana Stock (NYSE:HUM)

Humana Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides medical and specialty insurance products in the United States. It operates through two segments, Insurance and CenterWell. The company offers medical and supplemental benefit plans to individuals. It has a contract with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to administer the Limited Income Newly Eligible Transition prescription drug plan program; and contracts with various states to provide Medicaid, dual eligible, and long-term support services benefits. In addition, the company provides commercial fully-insured medical and specialty health insurance benefits comprising dental, vision, life insurance, and other supplemental health benefits, as well as administrative services only products to individuals and employer groups; military services, such as TRICARE T2017 East Region contract; and engages in the operations of pharmacy benefit manager business. Further, it operates pharmacies and senior focused primary care centers; and offers home solutions services, such as home health, hospice, and other services to its health plan members, as well as to third parties. The company sells its products through employers and employees, independent brokers and agents, sales representatives, and digital insurance agencies. The company was formerly known as Extendicare Inc. and changed its name to Humana Inc. in April 1974. Humana Inc. was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

HUM Stock Price History

HUM Stock News Headlines

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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 1/26 Dividend
12/28/2023
Last Earnings
1/25/2024
Dividend Payable
1/26/2024
Ex-Dividend for 4/26 Dividend
3/27/2024
Today
4/13/2024
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
4/24/2024
Dividend Payable
4/26/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Medical
Industry
Hospital & medical service plans
Sub-Industry
Managed Health Care
CUSIP
44485910
Employees
67,600
Year Founded
1961

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$465.42
High Stock Price Target
$630.00
Low Stock Price Target
$310.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+48.9%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.47
Research Coverage
19 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$2.49 billion
Pretax Margin
3.18%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$106.37 billion
Cash Flow
$33.58 per share
Book Value
$132.55 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
120,267,000
Market Cap
$37.71 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.45

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Should I Buy Humana Stock? HUM Pros and Cons Explained

Pros

Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in Humana Inc.:

  • Humana's strong quarterly revenue growth of 17.9% year-over-year indicates a positive trend in the company's financial performance.
  • Humana's return on equity of 19.44% showcases the company's ability to generate profits from shareholders' investments.
  • Humana's consistent dividend payments, with a current annualized dividend of $3.54 and a yield of 1.01%, provide investors with a steady income stream.
  • Insider buying activity, such as Director Jorge S. Mesquita purchasing shares at an average price of $367.09, can signal confidence in the company's future prospects.
  • Positive analyst ratings and target prices suggest a favorable outlook for Humana's stock performance in the market.

Cons

Investors should be bearish about investing in Humana Inc. for these reasons:

  • Humana's payout ratio of 17.86% indicates a significant portion of earnings being distributed as dividends, potentially limiting reinvestment for growth.
  • Analyst downgrades, such as Argus lowering Humana from a "buy" to a "hold" rating, may reflect concerns about the company's future performance.
  • Market volatility and regulatory changes in the healthcare industry could impact Humana's operations and financial results unpredictably.
  • Competitive pressures from other healthcare providers and insurers may challenge Humana's market position and profitability in the long term.
  • Uncertainties surrounding healthcare policies and government regulations could introduce risks to Humana's business model and profitability.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these Humana pros and cons to contact@marketbeat.com.

HUM Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Humana stock right now?

19 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Humana in the last twelve months. There are currently 10 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "hold" HUM shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in HUM, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Humana's stock price target for 2024?

19 Wall Street research analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Humana's stock. Their HUM share price targets range from $310.00 to $630.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $465.42 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 48.9% from the stock's current price.
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How have HUM shares performed in 2024?

Humana's stock was trading at $457.81 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, HUM shares have decreased by 31.7% and is now trading at $312.59.
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Are investors shorting Humana?

Humana saw a increase in short interest in the month of March. As of March 15th, there was short interest totaling 2,570,000 shares, an increase of 14.7% from the February 29th total of 2,240,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,940,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.3 days. Approximately 2.1% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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When is Humana's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April 24th 2024.
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How can I listen to Humana's earnings call?

Humana will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, April 24th at 9:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Humana's earnings last quarter?

Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January, 25th. The insurance provider reported ($0.11) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.87. The insurance provider had revenue of $26.46 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $25.47 billion. Humana had a net margin of 2.34% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 19.44%. The company's revenue was up 17.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.62 EPS.
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How often does Humana pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Humana?

Humana announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, February 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 29th will be given a dividend of $0.885 per share on Friday, April 26th. This represents a $3.54 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.13%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 27th.
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Is Humana a good dividend stock?

Humana (NYSE:HUM) pays an annual dividend of $3.54 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.12%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 7 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 17.86%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, HUM will have a dividend payout ratio of 15.28% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Humana issued on next quarter's earnings?

Humana issued an update on its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Saturday, March, 16th. The company provided EPS guidance of 16.000-16.000 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of 16.380. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What is Bruce D. Broussard's approval rating as Humana's CEO?

1,597 employees have rated Humana Chief Executive Officer Bruce D. Broussard on Glassdoor.com. Bruce D. Broussard has an approval rating of 87% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Humana own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Humana investors own include UnitedHealth Group (UNH), NVIDIA (NVDA), Walt Disney (DIS), Visa (V), Mastercard (MA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Boeing (BA), Salesforce (CRM), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM).

Who are Humana's major shareholders?

Humana's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Perpetual Ltd (0.09%), Los Angeles Capital Management LLC (0.02%), Czech National Bank (0.02%), Global Assets Advisory LLC (0.01%), Alaska Permanent Fund Corp (0.01%) and Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. (0.01%). Insiders that own company stock include Bruce D Broussard, Christopher H Hunter, David A Jr/Ky Jones, Jorge S Mesquita, Joseph C Ventura, Samir Deshpande, Susan M Diamond, Timothy Alan Wheatley, Timothy S Huval and William Kevin Fleming.
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How do I buy shares of Humana?

Shares of HUM stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Humana have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Humana: 154th Street Medical Plaza, 516-526 West Main Street Condominium Council of Co-Owners, 54th Street Medical Plaza, American Eldercare, American Eldercare of North Florida, Anvita Health, Arcadian Health Plan, Arcadian Management Services, Atlantis Physician Group, CAC Medical Center Holdings, CAC-Florida Medical Centers, CDO 1, CDO 2, CHA HMO, CHA Service Company, Care Partners Home Care, CareNetwork, CarePlus Health, CarePlus Health Plans, Cariten Health Plan Inc., Certify Data Systems, CompBenefits, CompBenefits Company, CompBenefits Corporation, CompBenefits Dental, CompBenefits Direct, CompBenefits Insurance Company, Complex Clinical Management, Concentra Managed Care, Continucare Corporation, Continucare MDHC, Continucare MSO, Continucare Medical Management, Dental Care Plus Management, DentiCare, Emphesys, Emphesys Insurance Company, Enclara Healthcare, FPG, FPG Acquisition Corp., FPG Acquisition Holdings Corp., FPG Senior Services, Family Physicians of Winter Park, Go365, HUM Provider Holdings, HUM-e-FL, Harris Rothenberg International, Health Value Management, Humana Active Outlook, Humana At Home (Dallas), Humana At Home (Houston), Humana At Home (San Antonio), Humana At Home (TLC), Humana At Home 1, Humana Behavioral Health, Humana Benefit Plan of Illinois, Humana Dental Company, Humana Digital Health and Analytics Platform Services, Humana EAP and Work-Life Services of California, Humana Employers Health Plan of Georgia, Humana Government Business, Humana Health Benefit Plan of Louisiana, Humana Health Company of New York, Humana Health Insurance Company of Florida, Humana Health Plan, Humana Health Plan of California, Humana Health Plan of Ohio, Humana Health Plan of Texas, Humana Health Plans of Puerto Rico, Humana Healthcare Research, Humana Inc., Humana Innovation Enterprises, Humana Insurance Company, Humana Insurance Company of Kentucky, Humana Insurance Company of New York, Humana Insurance of Puerto Rico, Humana Management Services of Puerto Rico, Humana MarketPOINT, Humana MarketPOINT of Puerto Rico, Humana Medical Plan, Humana Medical Plan of Michigan, Humana Medical Plan of Pennsylvania, Humana Medical Plan of Utah, Humana Pharmacy, Humana Pharmacy Solutions, Humana Regional Health Plan, Humana Veterans Healthcare Services, Humana WellWorks LLC, Humana Wisconsin Health Organization Insurance Corporation, Humana at Home, HumanaDental, HumanaDental Insurance Company, Humco, Hummingbird Coaching Systems LLC, Independent Care Health Plan, KMG America, Kindred Healthcare, MCCI Group Holdings, MCCI Holdings, MCCI Medical Group, MCCI Specialty, MCCI/Lifetime of Aventura, MD Care, METCARE of Florida, Managed Care Indemnity, Medical Care Consortium Incorporated of Texas, MetCare, Metropolitan Health Networks, Naples Health Care Specialists, North Region Providers, Nursing Solutions, OSF HealthCare, PHP Companies, Partners in Integrated Care, Preferred Health Partnership, Preservation on Main, Primary Care Holdings, Primary Care Holdings II, Primary Care Specialists of the Palm Beaches, RMA Medical Centers of Florida, RMA Medical Group of Florida, ROHC, SeniorBridge, SeniorBridge Family Companies (CT), SeniorBridge Family Companies (FL), SeniorBridge Family Companies (IN), SeniorBridge Family Companies (MO), SeniorBridge Family Companies (NY), SeniorBridge-Florida, Texas Dental Plans, The Dental Concern, Transcend Population Health Management, and Transcend Population Health Management II.
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This page (NYSE:HUM) was last updated on 4/13/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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