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Taking On Challenges And Growing? – Humana Inc. (HUM)

After Hours

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Humana Inc. (HUM) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.13, or -0.02%, to $535.00. The Humana Inc. has recorded 98,604 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Humana Inc. to Present at the BofA Securities 2023 Healthcare Conference.

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Stocks Info

This NYSE-listed company operates within the Healthcare Plans industry segment, falling under the Healthcare sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $535.13 and fluctuated between $539.28 as its day high and $531.20 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Humana Inc. is $66.28B. A total of 0.78 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.06M shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, HUM has seen 10 BUY and 14 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 54,645 and the disposition of 52,803 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 66 BUYs and 77 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 167,444 shares during that period but sold 197,973.

In the most recent transaction, BROUSSARD BRUCE D sold 17,575 shares of HUM for 505.85 per share on Feb 27. After the transaction, the President & CEO now owns 70,040 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 27, Huval Timothy S. sold 2,628 shares at 510.30 per share. HUM shares that Chief Administrative Officer owns now total 4,968.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Ventura Joseph C disposed of 2,048 shares on Feb 27 at a per-share price of $507.97. This resulted in the Chief Legal Officer holding 4,256 shares of HUM after the transaction. In another insider transaction, JONES DAVID A JR/KY sold 15,000 shares at $501.72 per share on Dec 21. Company shares held by the Director now total 42,028.


The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. Humana Inc. pays an annual dividend of $3.54, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.66%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 21.75. HUM’s most recent ex-dividend date was 6/29/2023 when it declared a $0.8850 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 7/28/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 4/28/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 3/30/2023. The HUM stock dividend was $0.8850 per share in cash.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for HUM in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $602.00 with high estimates of $640.00 and low estimates of $542.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, HUM has a high of $571.30 and a low of $410.87.

As of this writing, HUM has an earnings estimate of $8.94 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 19 estimates, with a high estimate of $9.4 per share and a lower estimate of $8.64. The company reported an EPS of $1.62 in the last quarter, which was 11.00% higher than expectations of $1.46.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects. HUM’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $16.59B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. Its Book Value Per Share was $132.61, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $16.10B.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 25 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for HUM is Sell with a score of 4.67. A total of 19 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 1 rated it as Overweight while 5 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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