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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for HUM. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 275, implying potential capital gains of 17.99 percent. The lowest price target was 151, implying a possible loss of -35.22 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average 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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.13 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.68 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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. HUM has a PEG ratio of 1.83.

In the trailing 52-weeks, HUM hit 243.74 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 163.50. Currently the stock is 42.56 percent higher than its low, and 4.37 percent lower than its 52-week high. HUM has a P/E 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 market cap of HUM is $33.57 billion. HUM is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.