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 maximum price target given was 275, implying a possible profit of 17.99 percent. The minimum price target given was 151, implying potential capital losses 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.

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.

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, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY 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 people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of HUM is 1.83.

HUM has a 52-week high of 243.74 and a 52-week low of 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 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.