Key Analysts at Argus Kept their ‘”Buy”’ rating for Humana (NYSE:HUM) Shares Today. Their TP is $330

April 17, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2017 Q4. 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.

The South Africa-based Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited has invested 0.23% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo Co Ltd Company holds 0.72% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) or 493,251 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can accumulated 0.09% or 158,703 shares. Great Lakes Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Parametrica Management Limited has 919 shares. Hudson Bay Capital Management L P owns 1.18% invested in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) for 221,398 shares. Swiss Retail Bank holds 614,626 shares or 0.16% of its portfolio. Hl Finance Svcs Ltd Liability owns 11,205 shares. Todd Asset Mngmt Limited Company, Kentucky-based fund reported 1,729 shares. Fort Ltd Partnership accumulated 7.23% or 123,991 shares. Ftb Advsr has invested 0% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Lenox Wealth Mgmt invested in 0% or 51 shares. Hanson Mcclain invested in 26 shares or 0% of the stock. Waddell And Reed reported 169,900 shares stake. Aqr Capital Mgmt Ltd Com has invested 0.69% of its portfolio in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM).

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 selling transactions for $20.82 million activity. Another trade for 2,931 shares valued at $801,477 was made by BILNEY JODY L on Saturday, February 24. 16,270 shares were sold by Huval Timothy S., worth $4.45 million on Saturday, February 24. Fleming William Kevin also sold $295,450 worth of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) on Wednesday, February 28. BROUSSARD BRUCE D sold 14,075 shares worth $3.86 million. On Wednesday, February 28 the insider MARGULIS HEIDI S sold $1.03M. Christopher M Todoroff sold 16,389 shares worth $4.48 million.

Humana (NYSE:HUM) Rating Reaffirmed

In an analyst report issued this morning, Argus reaffirmed their “Buy” rating on Humana (NYSE:HUM) shares. The target price indicates a possible upside of 11.17 % from firm’s last stock close.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2017 Q4. 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.

The South Africa-based Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited has invested 0.23% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo Co Ltd Company holds 0.72% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) or 493,251 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can accumulated 0.09% or 158,703 shares. Great Lakes Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Parametrica Management Limited has 919 shares. Hudson Bay Capital Management L P owns 1.18% invested in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) for 221,398 shares. Swiss Retail Bank holds 614,626 shares or 0.16% of its portfolio. Hl Finance Svcs Ltd Liability owns 11,205 shares. Todd Asset Mngmt Limited Company, Kentucky-based fund reported 1,729 shares. Fort Ltd Partnership accumulated 7.23% or 123,991 shares. Ftb Advsr has invested 0% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Lenox Wealth Mgmt invested in 0% or 51 shares. Hanson Mcclain invested in 26 shares or 0% of the stock. Waddell And Reed reported 169,900 shares stake. Aqr Capital Mgmt Ltd Com has invested 0.69% of its portfolio in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM).

Since December 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 selling transactions for $20.82 million activity. Another trade for 2,931 shares valued at $801,477 was made by BILNEY JODY L on Saturday, February 24. 16,270 shares were sold by Huval Timothy S., worth $4.45 million on Saturday, February 24. Fleming William Kevin also sold $295,450 worth of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) on Wednesday, February 28. BROUSSARD BRUCE D sold 14,075 shares worth $3.86 million. On Wednesday, February 28 the insider MARGULIS HEIDI S sold $1.03M. Christopher M Todoroff sold 16,389 shares worth $4.48 million.

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 -1.37% below currents $296.825 stock price. Humana Inc had 24 analyst reports since October 23, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, February 9 report. The rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald on Monday, December 18 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Monday, February 12 by JP Morgan. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $275.0 target in Thursday, February 8 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, April 3 by Piper Jaffray. The firm has “Hold” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given on Wednesday, February 7. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, November 9 by Morgan Stanley. BMO Capital Markets maintained Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) on Friday, November 10 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was initiated by Credit Suisse with “Hold” on Friday, November 3. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Monday, October 23 with “Buy”.

The stock increased 2.37% or $6.875 during the last trading session, reaching $296.825. About 368,016 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 $443.26 million for 23.12 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 $40.99 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: Retail, Group, and Healthcare Services. It has a 17.66 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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