Another Recommendation On Wall Street for Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM). This time with a $305.0 Share Target Price

April 23, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.16, from 1.21 in 2017Q3. It fall, 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.

Tiverton Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp owns 2,230 shares. Glenmede Co Na reported 197,186 shares stake. Allen Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Voya Inv Mgmt Ltd Liability Com holds 128,673 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Raymond James & Assoc stated it has 0.01% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). 7,000 were accumulated by Virginia Retirement Et Al. Bessemer Group Inc holds 0% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) or 891 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan holds 41,926 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Plante Moran Advisors Ltd Company has 0.07% invested in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Motco invested in 0% or 15 shares. Lingohr & Partner Asset Mgmt Gmbh reported 4,900 shares stake. State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) for 233,164 shares. Massmutual Tru Fsb Adv invested 0% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). 80,559 were accumulated by Nomura Asset Com Ltd. Us National Bank & Trust De has 41,566 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 insider sales for $20.82 million activity. Shares for $3.86M were sold by BROUSSARD BRUCE D on Saturday, February 24. 1,382 shares were sold by Huval Timothy S., worth $340,034. On Wednesday, February 28 the insider MARGULIS HEIDI S sold $1.03 million. $801,477 worth of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) was sold by BILNEY JODY L on Saturday, February 24. Zipperle Cynthia H also sold $326,899 worth of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) shares. 1,073 shares were sold by Fleming William Kevin, worth $295,450 on Wednesday, February 28.

Why Has Goldman Sachs Given Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) a $305.0 Price Target

Stock analysts at Goldman Sachs began coverage on Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) with a key “Buy” rating. The target for HUM is exactly $305.0. It would suggest a possible upside of 3.45 % from firm’s close price.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.16, from 1.21 in 2017Q3. It fall, 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.

Tiverton Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp owns 2,230 shares. Glenmede Co Na reported 197,186 shares stake. Allen Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Voya Inv Mgmt Ltd Liability Com holds 128,673 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Raymond James & Assoc stated it has 0.01% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). 7,000 were accumulated by Virginia Retirement Et Al. Bessemer Group Inc holds 0% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) or 891 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan holds 41,926 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Plante Moran Advisors Ltd Company has 0.07% invested in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Motco invested in 0% or 15 shares. Lingohr & Partner Asset Mgmt Gmbh reported 4,900 shares stake. State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) for 233,164 shares. Massmutual Tru Fsb Adv invested 0% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). 80,559 were accumulated by Nomura Asset Com Ltd. Us National Bank & Trust De has 41,566 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio.

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 insider sales for $20.82 million activity. Shares for $3.86M were sold by BROUSSARD BRUCE D on Saturday, February 24. 1,382 shares were sold by Huval Timothy S., worth $340,034. On Wednesday, February 28 the insider MARGULIS HEIDI S sold $1.03 million. $801,477 worth of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) was sold by BILNEY JODY L on Saturday, February 24. Zipperle Cynthia H also sold $326,899 worth of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) shares. 1,073 shares were sold by Fleming William Kevin, worth $295,450 on Wednesday, February 28.

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 has $35600 highest and $230.0 lowest target. $292.77’s average target is -0.70% below currents $294.83 stock price. Humana Inc had 23 analyst reports since November 3, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Argus Research maintained Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) rating on Monday, April 16. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $330 target. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Outperform” on Thursday, February 8. Credit Suisse maintained Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) on Friday, November 10 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, February 7 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, November 27 by Leerink Swann. The company was maintained on Friday, November 10 by BMO Capital Markets. Leerink Swann maintained Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) on Thursday, February 8 with “Buy” rating. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, March 30 report. The stock of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, February 7 by Cantor Fitzgerald. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $270 target in Friday, February 9 report.

The stock increased 0.24% or $0.71 during the last trading session, reaching $294.83. About 109,239 shares traded. Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) has risen 31.54% since April 23, 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 before the open. They expect $3.21 EPS, up 16.73 % or $0.46 from last year’s $2.75 per share. HUM’s profit will be $443.26 million for 22.96 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., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a health and well-being firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $40.71 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: Retail, Group, and Healthcare Services. It has a 17.54 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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