Analysts See $3.79 EPS for Humana Inc. (HUM)

July 27, 2018 - By Billy Entrekin

Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.78 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.27, from 1.05 in 2017Q4. It turned negative, as 48 investors sold Humana Inc. shares while 233 reduced holdings. 53 funds opened positions while 165 raised stakes. 122.28 million shares or 2.59% less from 125.53 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Prudential Financial Inc reported 0.18% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Bancorporation Of Montreal Can invested in 0.06% or 255,677 shares. Cibc Asset Mgmt Inc has invested 0.03% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Element Mngmt Ltd reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Profund Advsrs Limited Liability Company holds 0.05% or 4,319 shares. Sterling Capital Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 12,170 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. State Treasurer State Of Michigan has invested 0.09% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Blb&B Advsr Limited Com has 0.04% invested in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). The Arkansas-based Ifrah Finance Svcs Incorporated has invested 0.14% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Wesbanco Bancorporation reported 2,865 shares stake. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky stated it has 15,850 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Millennium Management Lc owns 327,690 shares or 0.12% of their US portfolio. Strs Ohio invested in 0.11% or 89,394 shares. Thrivent For Lutherans reported 0.01% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Sun Life Financial holds 0% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) or 169 shares.

Since February 24, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 17 selling transactions for $57.20 million activity. Christopher M Todoroff sold $4.48M worth of stock. Another trade for 27,461 shares valued at $8.42 million was made by BILNEY JODY L on Friday, June 15. Zipperle Cynthia H also sold $306,005 worth of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) shares. 3,727 shares were sold by MARGULIS HEIDI S, worth $1.03 million on Wednesday, February 28. Another trade for 12,719 shares valued at $3.49M was sold by LeClaire Brian P.. $3.43M worth of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) shares were sold by Wheatley Timothy Alan.

Analysts expect Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) to report $3.79 EPS on August, 1 before the open.They anticipate $0.30 EPS change or 8.60 % from last quarter’s $3.49 EPS. HUM’s profit would be $521.82 million giving it 21.05 P/E if the $3.79 EPS is correct. After having $3.36 EPS previously, Humana Inc.’s analysts see 12.80 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.80% or $2.54 during the last trading session, reaching $319.11. About 755,368 shares traded or 8.55% up from the average. Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) has risen 26.78% since July 27, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.21% the S&P500.

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 $362 highest and $25000 lowest target. $307.54’s average target is -3.63% below currents $319.11 stock price. Humana Inc had 17 analyst reports since January 29, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, February 8, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse. As per Friday, February 9, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, May 2 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 7 by Piper Jaffray. The company was maintained on Monday, January 29 by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan with “Neutral” on Monday, February 12. On Tuesday, April 3 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Buy”. The stock of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, June 25 by BMO Capital Markets. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) rating on Monday, April 23. Cantor Fitzgerald has “Hold” rating and $25000 target. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, June 1 report.

Humana Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a health and well-being firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $43.94 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: Retail, Group, and Healthcare Services. It has a 25.05 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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