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.
Several price targets were given for HUM by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 275, implying a possible profit of 17.99 percent. The lowest price target was 151, implying a possible loss of -35.22 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.
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. 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. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.
HUM has an estimated earnings growth rate of 12.94 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. HUM has a PEG ratio of 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.