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Is Humana Inc.(NYSE: HUM), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/31/1981. Humana Inc. is in the Health Care Plans industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Humana Inc., is 1608.6, and so far today it has a volume of 538800. Performance year to date since the 12/31/1981 is -0.40%.

To help you determine whether Humana Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 27.25 and forward P/E is 16.46. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Humana Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.86. P/S ratio is 0.49 and the P/B ratio is 2.43. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 10.9 and 30.12 respectively.

At the current price Humana Inc. is trading at, 177.23 (-0.32% today), Humana Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.65%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 17.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 6.5, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 16.49% after growing 14.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -27.70%, and 2.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 149.39, and the number of shares float is 148.56. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 95.60%. The float short is 1.30%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.2. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.80%, and also a return on investment of 9.90%.

The ability for Humana Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.35 and total debt/equity is 0.39. In terms of margins, Humana Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 4.10%, and Humana Inc. has a profit margin of 1.80%.

The 52 week high is -7.37%, with 18.15% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 0.36% and the 200 day simple moving average is 1.40%.

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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