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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM)?

The company in question is, Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) currently with a stock price of 173.4 (-0.32% today). The market cap for Humana Inc. is 25948.05, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Health Care Plans industry. The target price for Humana Inc. is 204.5. Currently Humana Inc. is trading with a P/E of 24.29, and a forward P/E of 16.83. Average volume for Humana Inc. is 1993.47 and so far today it is 498039.

Performance in the last year for Humana Inc. has been -4.80%. For EPS growth, Humana Inc. has seen a growth of 14.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 14.65%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 5.50% over the last five years and could be 14.61% for the next five years. Humana Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -0.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -44.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.12%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -0.36%.

Since the IPO date for Humana Inc. on the 12/31/1981, Humana Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -2.23%. With Humana Inc. trading at 173.4, the dividend yield is 0.67%, and the EPS is 7.16.

So could Humana Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 24.29. The PEG is 1.66, P/S is 0.48 and the P/B is at 2.47. The P/cash is 9.26, with P/free cash flow at 47.79.

Humana Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.36, and total debt/equity at 0.41.

In terms of margins, Humana Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 4.40% and a profit margin of 2.00%.Payout ratio for Humana Inc. is 16.00%. Return on assets come to 4.30% with return on investment coming to 9.90%.

Insider ownership for Humana Inc., is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 93.60%. Outstanding shares are at 149.16. While shares float is 148.53. The float short is currently 1.98%, and short ratio is 1.47.

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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