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NYSE:HUM - Humana Stock Price, Forecast & News

$353.13
+6.10 (+1.76 %)
(As of 12/15/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$347.00
Now: $353.13
$353.82
50-Day Range
$286.40
MA: $324.75
$353.28
52-Week Range
$225.65
Now: $353.13
$353.82
Volume859,248 shs
Average Volume875,128 shs
Market Capitalization$46.77 billion
P/E Ratio24.27
Dividend Yield0.63%
Beta0.9
Humana Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a health and well-being company in the United States. The company offers medical and supplemental benefit plans to individuals. It also has 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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Hospital & medical service plans
Sub-IndustryManaged Health Care
SectorMedical
CUSIP44485910
Phone502-580-1000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$56.91 billion
Cash Flow$19.12 per share
Book Value$74.95 per share

Profitability

Net Income$1.68 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees41,600
Market Cap$46.77 billion
Next Earnings Date2/5/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Humana (NYSE:HUM) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Humana's stock symbol?

Humana trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "HUM."

How often does Humana pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Humana?

Humana announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 24th. Investors of record on Tuesday, December 31st will be given a dividend of $0.55 per share on Friday, January 31st. This represents a $2.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.62%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, December 30th. View Humana's Dividend History.

How will Humana's stock buyback program work?

Humana declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Friday, December 15th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $3,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Humana's earnings last quarter?

Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November, 6th. The insurance provider reported $5.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $4.58 by $0.45. The insurance provider had revenue of $16.24 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $16.15 billion. Humana had a return on equity of 22.32% and a net margin of 4.06%. The firm's revenue was up 14.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $4.58 EPS. View Humana's Earnings History.

When is Humana's next earnings date?

Humana is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 5th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Humana.

What guidance has Humana issued on next quarter's earnings?

Humana updated its FY 2019 After-Hours earnings guidance on Monday, December, 2nd. The company provided EPS guidance of 17.75-17.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $17.77.

What price target have analysts set for HUM?

17 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for Humana's shares. Their forecasts range from $275.02 to $400.00. On average, they expect Humana's stock price to reach $332.18 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.9%. View Analyst Price Targets for Humana.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Humana?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Humana in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 13 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Humana.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Humana stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Humana stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Humana’s shares have lost year-to-date against its industry’s gain. Moreover, the company has witnessed its 2020 earnings estimates move south over the last 30 days. Its rising level of expenses since 2010 persistently weighs on the bottom line. The company expects high benefit expenses which will lead to an overall increase in operating expenses going forward. Also, increase in leverage might lead to heightened financial risk for the company and burden on margins. Nevertheless, it is well-poised for growth on the back of its strong Medicare business. Its top line has been witnessing an uptrend for the past several years. Acquisitions and dispositions made by the company have also led to business growth over the last few quarters." (4/11/2019)
  • 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, ". We reiterate our Neutral rating on HUM shares and maintain our 12-month price target of $325. After the market close on the company reaffirmed its 2018 EPS guidance. The company also provided updated 2019 membership metrics. Given the update, we are increasing our 2019 revenue and EPS estimates. The company had previously indicated that it expected 2019 adjusted EPS to grow above its stated long-term goal of 11-15%. With its filing on Wednesday, the company did not comment on 2019 EPS guidance, but will provide detailed 2019 financial guidance when it reports 4Q18 and year-end 2018 results on Wednesday, February 6, 2019." (1/2/2019)

Has Humana been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about HUM stock have been trending neutral recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Humana earned a news impact score of 0.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the insurance provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days. View News Stories for Humana.

Are investors shorting Humana?

Humana saw a increase in short interest in the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 2,420,000 shares, an increase of 26.0% from the October 31st total of 1,920,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,000,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.4 days. Approximately 1.8% of the company's stock are short sold. View Humana's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Humana's key competitors?

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), Mastercard (MA), Boeing (BA), Visa (V), Alibaba Group (BABA), Walt Disney (DIS), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Amgen (AMGN) and Cigna (CI).

Who are Humana's key executives?

Humana's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Bruce Dale Broussard, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57)
  • Mr. Brian Andrew Kane, Chief Financial Officer (Age 46)
  • Mr. Timothy S. Huval, Chief HR Officer (Age 53)
  • Ms. Jody L. Bilney, Chief Consumer Officer (Age 58)
  • Dr. William Kevin Fleming Pharm.D., PharmD, RPh, Segment Pres of Healthcare Services (Age 51)

Who are Humana's major shareholders?

Humana's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (4.40%), Newport Trust Co (1.26%), Boston Partners (1.03%), Maverick Capital Ltd. (0.65%), California Public Employees Retirement System (0.63%) and Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. (0.55%). Company insiders that own Humana stock include Brian P Leclaire, Bruce D Broussard, Christopher H Hunter, Cynthia H Zipperle, David A Jr/Ky Jones, Elizabeth D Bierbower, Heidi S Margulis, James J /Ky Obrien, Jody L Bilney, M Todoroff Christopher, Roy A Beveridge, Timothy Alan Wheatley, Timothy S Huval and William Kevin Fleming. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Humana.

Which major investors are selling Humana stock?

HUM stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Maverick Capital Ltd., PointState Capital LP, Point72 Asset Management L.P., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Man Group plc, State Street Corp, Rhenman & Partners Asset Management AB and Scout Investments Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Humana company stock in the last year include Brian P Leclaire, Christopher H Hunter, Heidi S Margulis, James J /Ky Obrien, Roy A Beveridge, Timothy Alan Wheatley and Timothy S Huval. View Insider Buying and Selling for Humana.

Which major investors are buying Humana stock?

HUM stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boston Partners, Voya Investment Management LLC, Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc., Orbimed Advisors LLC, Ardevora Asset Management LLP, Artemis Investment Management LLP, Vantage Investment Partners LLC and York Capital Management Global Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Humana.

How do I buy shares of Humana?

Shares of HUM can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Humana's stock price today?

One share of HUM stock can currently be purchased for approximately $353.13.

How big of a company is Humana?

Humana has a market capitalization of $46.77 billion and generates $56.91 billion in revenue each year. The insurance provider earns $1.68 billion in net income (profit) each year or $14.55 on an earnings per share basis. Humana employs 41,600 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Humana.

What is Humana's official website?

The official website for Humana is http://www.humana.com/.

How can I contact Humana?

Humana's mailing address is 500 West Main Street, LOUISVILLE KY, 40202. The insurance provider can be reached via phone at 502-580-1000 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Humana (NYSE HUM)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  754 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  797 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,551
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Humana and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe HUM will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe HUM will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/15/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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