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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 25806.34. Since its IPO date on the 12/31/1981, Humana Inc., HUM performance year to date is -2.77%. Today Humana Inc., HUM has gained -0.10%, with a current price of 172.84.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 93.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 16.00%. Return of assets are at 4.30%, 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 0.36. While Total debt/equity is 0.41. With a profit margin of 2.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 4.40%. 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 -4.20%. The 52-week high is -9.67%, and the 52-week low is 15.23%. The average volume for Humana Inc., HUM is 422466.

With a target price of 204.5, can Humana Inc., HUM reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Humana Inc., HUM. Humana Inc. has a P/E of 24.15 and a forward P/E of 16.74. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.65. Humana Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.48 and 2.45 respectively. For P/cash, Humana Inc. has a value of 9.21, while it is 47.53 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 172.84, Humana Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.67%. We see a return on equity of 10.50%.

Looking more long-term Humana Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 14.61%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 14.65% 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.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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