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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 1437.3, and so far today it has a volume of 5011900. Performance year to date since the 12/31/1981 is -13.45%.

To help you determine whether Humana Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 21.5 and forward P/E is 15.32. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Humana Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.54. P/S ratio is 0.44 and the P/B ratio is 2.18. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 8.43 and 43.49 respectively.

At the current price Humana Inc. is trading at, 154 (-2.62% today), Humana Inc. has a dividend yield of 0.75%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 16.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 7.16, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 13.34% after growing 14.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -44.90%, and -0.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 153.36, and the number of shares float is 148.53. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 93.40%. The float short is 1.86%, with the short ratio at a value of 1.92. Management has seen a return on assets of 4.30%, 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 0.36 and total debt/equity is 0.41. In terms of margins, Humana Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 4.40%, and Humana Inc. has a profit margin of 2.00%.

The 52 week high is -19.51%, with -0.48% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -13.34% and the 200 day simple moving average is -12.02%.

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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