Traders sold shares of Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) on strength during trading hours on Friday. $23.81 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $51.94 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $28.13 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Humana had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Humana traded up $1.33 for the day and closed at $325.04

Several brokerages have issued reports on HUM. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $350.00 target price on shares of Humana in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Bank of America raised their target price on Humana from $338.00 to $375.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Morgan Stanley raised their target price on Humana from $362.00 to $365.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. ValuEngine raised Humana from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 4th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $355.00 target price on shares of Humana in a research report on Thursday, August 2nd. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $318.17.

The company has a quick ratio of 1.43, a current ratio of 1.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47. The company has a market capitalization of $44.67 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.76, a PEG ratio of 1.61 and a beta of 0.93.

Humana (NYSE:HUM) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 1st. The insurance provider reported $3.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.79 by $0.17. The company had revenue of $14.26 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $14.16 billion. Humana had a return on equity of 17.43% and a net margin of 2.48%. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $3.49 EPS. equities analysts predict that Humana Inc will post 14.18 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Humana news, insider William Kevin Fleming sold 15,637 shares of Humana stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $293.08, for a total value of $4,582,891.96. Following the sale, the insider now owns 15,650 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,586,702. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Elizabeth D. Bierbower sold 6,036 shares of Humana stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $300.91, for a total value of $1,816,292.76. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 21,683 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,524,631.53. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 104,976 shares of company stock worth $32,165,337 in the last three months. 0.60% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Boston Advisors LLC increased its stake in Humana by 27.0% in the 2nd quarter. Boston Advisors LLC now owns 138,043 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $41,086,000 after acquiring an additional 29,367 shares during the last quarter. Glenview Trust Co boosted its holdings in shares of Humana by 7.4% in the 1st quarter. Glenview Trust Co now owns 35,695 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $9,596,000 after purchasing an additional 2,456 shares during the period. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA boosted its holdings in shares of Humana by 80.1% in the 1st quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 741,942 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $199,454,000 after purchasing an additional 329,956 shares during the period. Amalgamated Bank boosted its holdings in shares of Humana by 6.7% in the 2nd quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 21,322 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $6,346,000 after purchasing an additional 1,334 shares during the period. Finally, World Asset Management Inc boosted its holdings in shares of Humana by 2.9% in the 2nd quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 10,239 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $3,047,000 after purchasing an additional 284 shares during the period. 93.78% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Humana Company Profile

Humana Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a health and well-being company in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Retail; Group and Specialty; Healthcare Services; and Individual Commercial. The Retail segment offers Medicare and supplemental benefit plans to individuals or through group accounts.

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