Humana Reaches New 1-Year High at $126.75 (HUM)
Humana (NYSE:HUM) reached a new 52-week high during trading on Friday , AnalystRatingsNetwork reports. The stock traded as high as $126.75 and last traded at $125.94, with a volume of 582,818 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $124.35.
A number of research firms have recently commented on HUM. Analysts at Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of Humana from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday. They now have a $155.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Stifel upgraded shares of Humana from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday. They now have a $155.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Leerink Swann reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Humana in a research note on Friday, May 23rd. They now have a $140.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $135.00. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Humana currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $125.40.
The stock has a 50-day moving average of $117.0 and a 200-day moving average of $107.5. The company has a market cap of $19.562 billion and a P/E ratio of 17.48.
Humana (NYSE:HUM) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 7th. The company reported $2.35 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.94 by $0.41. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $2.69 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Humana will post $7.80 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, July 25th. Investors of record on Monday, June 30th will be given a dividend of $0.28 per share. This represents a $1.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.89%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 26th. This is an increase from Humana’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.27.
Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) is a health care company.
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