Analyst Ratings for Humana Inc. (HUM)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. Last month, HUM received an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 22 analysts covering the stock, 13 gave it a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 7 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 3 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for HUM. The maximum price target given was 275, implying a possible profit of 17.99 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 151, implying potential capital losses of -35.22 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.98 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 10.21 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.13 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.68 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of HUM to grow at a rate of 12.94 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of HUM is 1.83.

In the trailing 52-weeks, HUM hit 243.74 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 163.50. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 42.56 percent, and 4.37 percent below the high. HUM has a price/earnings ratio of 23.66. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HUM value stock report compares HUM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $33.57 billion. HUM's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.