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 potential capital gains of 17.99 percent. The lowest price target was 151, implying a possible loss 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. That number becomes 10.21 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.13 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.68 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of HUM to grow at a rate of 12.94 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of HUM is 1.83.

In the last 52-weeks, HUM has achieved a high of 243.74 and a low of 163.50. Today's price is 42.56 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 4.37 percent. 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 market cap of HUM is $33.57 billion. HUM will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.