Humana (HUM) : Analyst Rating Update

Humana (HUM) : Zacks Investment Research ranks Humana (HUM) as 2, which is a Buy recommendation. 6 research analysts consider that the stocks fundamentals point to a bright future, hence they rate the stock as a Strong Buy. A total of 9 analysts believe that the stock has a limited upside, hence they advise a Hold. The average broker rating of 15 research analysts is 2.2, which indicates as a Buy.

Humana (HUM) : 11 investment research analysts covering Humana (HUM) have an average price target of $215.55 for the near short term. The highest target price given by the Brokerage Firm to the stock is $230 and the lowest target is $193 for the short term. Analysts expect the variance to be within $13.01 of the average price.

Humana (NYSE:HUM): During Wednesdays trading session, Bulls were in full control of the stock right from the opening. The stock opened at $176.49 and $176.37 proved to be the low of the day. Continuous buying at higher levels pushed the stock towards an intraday high of $181.49. The buying momentum continued till the end and the stock did not give up its gains. It closed at $179.98, notching a gain of 1.56% for the day. The total traded volume was 1,964,861 . The stock had closed at $177.21 on the previous day.

The company shares have dropped -4.65% from its 1 Year high price. On Aug 18, 2015, the shares registered one year high at $192.49 and the one year low was seen on Feb 9, 2016. The 50-Day Moving Average price is $180.85 and the 200 Day Moving Average price is recorded at $175.75.

Humana Inc. (Humana) is a health and well-being company. The Company operates in three segments: Retail, Employer Group and Healthcare Services. The Companys medical and specialty insurance products allow members to access health care services through its network of health care providers. Its Retail Segment consists of products sold on a retail basis to individuals, including medical and supplemental benefit plans. Its Employer Group segment consists of products sold to employer groups, including medical and supplemental benefit plans, as well as health and wellness products. Its Healthcare Services segment consists of businesses, which offers services, including pharmacy solutions, provider services, home-based services, integrated behavioral health services, and predictive modeling and informatics services to other Humana businesses, as well as external health plan members, external health plans, and other employers or individuals.

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