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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Humana Inc., HUM

Humana Inc., HUM is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Health Care Plans in the sector of Healthcare. Based in USA, Humana Inc., HUM  has a market cap of 26626. Since its IPO date on the 12/31/1981, Humana Inc., HUM performance year to date is 0.44%. Today Humana Inc., HUM has gained 0.13%, with a current price of 178.71.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 95.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 17.80%. Return of assets are at 4.70%, with return on investment at 9.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Humana Inc., HUM is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.35. While Total debt/equity is 0.39. With a profit margin of 2.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 5.10%. Humana Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Humana Inc., HUM has seen a EPS growth of 14.70%. A performance for the year of 0.34%. The 52-week high is -6.60%, and the 52-week low is 19.14%. The average volume for Humana Inc., HUM is 420600.

With a target price of 203.71, can Humana Inc., HUM reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Humana Inc., HUM. Humana Inc. has a P/E of 27.48 and a forward P/E of 16.65. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.88. Humana Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.49 and 2.46 respectively. For P/cash, Humana Inc. has a value of 10.96, while it is 30.29 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 178.71, Humana Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.65%. We see a return on equity of 11.50%.

Looking more long-term Humana Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 14.63%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 15.92% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 14.70% for this year and for the last five years a 5.50% growth has been seen.

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