Humana Inc Institutional Investor Sentiment Worsened in 2018 Q1

July 16, 2018 - By Mary Kidd

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Sentiment for Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM)

Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.78 in Q1 2018. Its down -0.27, from 1.05 in 2017Q4. The ratio has dropped, as 218 investment managers increased or opened new equity positions, while 281 reduced and sold their stock positions in Humana Inc. The investment managers in our partner’s database now have: 122.28 million shares, down from 125.53 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of investment managers holding Humana Inc in their top 10 equity positions increased from 10 to 13 for an increase of 3. Sold All: 48 Reduced: 233 Increased: 165 New Position: 53.

Humana Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a health and well-being firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $43.30 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: Retail, Group, and Healthcare Services. It has a 24.69 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.

The stock decreased 0.82% or $2.61 during the last trading session, reaching $314.51. About 273,134 shares traded. Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) has risen 26.78% since July 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.21% the S&P500.

Analysts await Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $3.80 earnings per share, up 8.88 % or $0.31 from last year’s $3.49 per share. HUM’s profit will be $523.19M for 20.69 P/E if the $3.80 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.36 actual earnings per share reported by Humana Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 13.10 % EPS growth.

Fort L.P. holds 7.44% of its portfolio in Humana Inc. for 115,132 shares. Bbr Partners Llc owns 96,832 shares or 4.66% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Bridger Management Llc has 4.15% invested in the company for 254,246 shares. The Connecticut-based Sivik Global Healthcare Llc has invested 3.76% in the stock. Iguana Healthcare Management Llc, a New York-based fund reported 20,000 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 17 selling transactions for $57.20 million activity.

Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 69% of Humana Inc’s analysts are positive. Out of 13 Wall Street analysts rating Humana Inc, 9 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 4 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $25000 while the high is $362. The stock’s average target of $307.54 is -2.22% below today’s ($314.51) share price. HUM was included in 17 notes of analysts from January 29, 2018. Piper Jaffray maintained Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) on Wednesday, February 7 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given on Wednesday, May 2. The rating was maintained by Leerink Swann with “Buy” on Thursday, February 8. As per Thursday, July 12, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Friday, February 9. On Thursday, February 8 the stock rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse to “Outperform”. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of HUM in report on Thursday, February 8 with “Hold” rating. As per Friday, March 30, the company rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Monday, January 29 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Friday, June 1.

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