Humana Inc. (HUM) Stock Forecast & Predictions

Humana Inc. HUM: $391.66

500 W Main St, Louisville, Kentucky, United States. | Sector: Health Care and Social Assistance | Exchange: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE INC. | Web: www.humana.com

  • Market Cap$50.34B
  • Change (52 Weeks)-3.10%
  • Low (52 Weeks)$351.2
  • Humana Inc. (HUM) Stock Forecast By Analysts


    On Hold
    Analysts Recommendations for Humana Inc. (HUM) is based on 32 Institutional Analyst Ratings where 34.38% are on Strong Buy, 28.13% on Moderate Buy, 37.50% remains on Hold, 0.00% are on Moderate Sell and 0.00% are on Strong Sell.

    Out of 32 Institutional Analysts, majority recommended HUM stock as On Hold. This means investors are recommended to hold their existing positions if any, otherwise, the recommendation is neither to buy nor sell at this stage. Since most investors and traders follow analyst ratings closely, this can be a potentially driving factor for the future stock price of Humana Inc..

    Humana Inc. (HUM) Stock Price Prediction By Analysts


    HighLowAverage
    $610.05$414.10$497.01
    $497.0126.9% Upside
    Updated: 2022-01-13 00:00:00

    The Average Price target for HUM set by the institutional analysts is $497.01 where High Estimate is $610.05, Median $499.8 and Low $414.10.

    The average price target for HUM by Institutional Analysts is $497.01, which is 26.9% Upside from the current price. So according to the Institutional Analysts, HUM Stock might be a bit undervalued at this stage and there’s potential for upside.

    However, although Institutional Analysts set their price targets after extensive research, they’re not always correct. After all, the market is mostly driven by investors speculation and emotion than just concrete numbers.

    Humana Inc. (HUM) Stock Forecast Based on Investor Sentiment


    Very Positive

    Based on 548,319 investor portfolio.

    Our algorithm has analysed 548,319 investor portfolio with HUM stock holdings and found that 99.50% of them are bullish. Which means the Investor Sentiment is mostly Very Positive.

    This shows most investors are very optimistic about HUM and holding their positions hoping for a further rise in the stock price and more profit.

    Humana Inc. (HUM) Stock Forecasts By Institutional Analysts


    Analyst
    Recommendation
    Action
    Wells FargoOverweightMaintained
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    BarclaysOverweightMaintained
    Wells FargoOverweightUpgraded
    Truist SecuritiesHoldMaintained
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightDowngraded
    Goldman SachsNeutralInitiated
    MizuhoBuyMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    SVB LeerinkOutperformMaintained
    RBC CapitalOutperformMaintained
    OppenheimerOutperformMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    BarclaysOverweightMaintained
    SVB LeerinkOutperformInitiated
    BarclaysOverweightReiterated
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    Seaport GlobalNeutralInitiated
    Wells FargoEqual-WeightInitiated
    OppenheimerOutperformMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    RBC CapitalOutperformUpgraded
    SVB LeerinkOutperformMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    BernsteinMarket PerformInitiated
    Piper SandlerOverweightMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    SVB LeerinkOutperformMaintained
    Piper SandlerOverweightMaintained
    SVB LeerinkOutperformInitiated
    Cowen & Co.Market PerformDowngraded
    Goldman SachsBuyInitiated
    SunTrust Robinson HumphreyHoldMaintained
    OppenheimerOutperformMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    MizuhoBuyMaintained
    Deutsche BankBuyMaintained
    Cantor FitzgeraldOverweightReiterated
    UBSNeutralMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    Goldman SachsBuyMaintained
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    SunTrust Robinson HumphreyHoldMaintained
    Wells FargoOverweightMaintained
    BarclaysOverweightMaintained
    SunTrust Robinson HumphreyHoldMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    UBSNeutralMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    MizuhoBuyInitiated
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldInitiated
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    Cantor FitzgeraldOverweightUpgraded
    UBSNeutralMaintained
    Piper JaffrayOverweightMaintained
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    UBSNeutralInitiated
    BarclaysOverweightMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    Stephens & Co.OverweightInitiated
    Cowen & Co.OutperformUpgraded
    JP MorganOverweightUpgraded
    RBC CapitalSector PerformMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    JefferiesBuyMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    Cowen & Co.Market PerformInitiated
    BarclaysOverweightInitiated
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    JefferiesBuyMaintained
    Bank of AmericaBuyMaintained
    BMO CapitalOutperformMaintained
    ArgusBuyMaintained
    JP MorganNeutralMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformUpgraded
    JefferiesBuyUpgraded
    Goldman SachsBuyInitiated
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    BMO CapitalOutperformMaintained
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralInitiated
    BMO CapitalOutperformInitiated
    JP MorganNeutralDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyOverweightMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    Bank of AmericaBuyMaintained
    CitigroupBuyInitiated
    ArgusBuyUpgraded
    Morgan StanleyOverweightInitiated
    JefferiesHoldDowngraded
    Deutsche BankHoldInitiated
    Stifel NicolausHoldDowngraded
    PiperJaffrayOverweightInitiated
    Cantor FitzgeraldHoldDowngraded
    Credit SuisseOutperformUpgraded
    JP MorganOverweightUpgraded
    Evercore ISI GroupBuyInitiated
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    JefferiesBuyMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    JefferiesBuyUpgraded
    Credit SuisseNeutralInitiated
    JP MorganOverweightInitiated
    RBC CapitalSector PerformMaintained
    SusquehannaNeutralMaintained
    Argus ResearchHoldDowngraded
    ArgusHoldDowngraded
    WedbushNeutralDowngraded
    Argus ResearchBuyMaintained
    ArgusBuyMaintained
    RBC CapitalSector PerformInitiated
    Sterne Agee CRTNeutralUpgraded
    Leerink SwannOutperformMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    Cantor FitzgeraldBuyMaintained
    Sterne Agee CRTUnderperformDowngraded
    Leerink SwannOutperformMaintained
    OppenheimerOutperformMaintained
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldUpgraded
    Raymond JamesMarket PerformDowngraded
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    Bank of AmericaNeutralMaintained
    Bank of AmericaNeutralMaintained
    CitigroupSellMaintained
    FBR CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    Goldman SachsNeutralUpgraded
    CitigroupSellMaintained
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    Raymond JamesOutperformMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    Deutsche BankSellMaintained
    Sterne AgeeNeutralInitiated
    StifelBuyUpgraded
    Leerink SwannOutperformMaintained
    Argus ResearchBuyMaintained
    ArgusBuyMaintained
    Raymond JamesOutperformMaintained
    FBR CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    Bank of AmericaNeutralMaintained
    JefferiesHoldDowngraded
    CitigroupSellDowngraded
    BarclaysEqual-weightDowngraded
    Deutsche BankSellDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightInitiated
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    Leerink SwannOutperformInitiated
    FBR CapitalMarket PerformInitiated
    JefferiesBuyMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    Monness Crespi HardtNeutralDowngraded
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    Stifel NicolausHoldDowngraded
    JefferiesBuyMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralDowngraded
    Monness Crespi HardtBuyMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    JefferiesBuyMaintained
    LazardNeutralInitiated
    Monness Crespi HardtBuyMaintained
    JP MorganOverweightUpgraded
    UBSNeutralInitiated
    JefferiesBuyMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    JefferiesBuyMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    Bank of AmericaNeutralMaintained
    Bank of AmericaNeutralDowngraded
    Goldman SachsSellDowngraded
    Bank of AmericaNeutralDowngraded
    JefferiesBuyMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    Monness Crespi HardtBuyMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralDowngraded
    Stifel NicolausBuyMaintained
    Goldman SachsNeutralMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    Bank of AmericaBuyMaintained
    JefferiesBuyMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained

    Humana Inc. (HUM) Stock Earning Per Share (EPS) Forecast / Estimate


    $7.555
    The average consensus EPS for HUM is $7.555 with a high estimate of $9.261 and Low of $5.733 for the period 2022-03-31 and based on 20 Institutional Analysts.

    Last Quarter


    Actual
    Estimate
    Date
    $4.83$4.70292021-09-30


    Earning Per Share (EPS) History


    Actual
    Estimate
    Date
    $$1.17852021-12-31
    $4.83$4.70292021-09-30
    $6.89$6.89152021-06-30
    $7.67$7.13372021-03-31
    $-2.3$-2.38852020-12-31
    $3.08$2.84042020-09-30
    $12.56$10.3752020-06-30
    $5.4$4.72952020-03-31
    $2.28$2.2182019-12-31
    $5.03$4.62272019-09-30
    $6.05$5.35832019-06-30
    $4.48$4.33872019-03-31
    $2.65$2.5552018-12-31
    $4.58$4.30562018-09-30
    $3.96$3.81242018-06-30
    $3.36$3.21922018-03-31
    $2.06$2.022017-12-31
    $3.39$3.29892017-09-30
    $3.49$3.11282017-06-30
    $2.75$2.52822017-03-31
    $2.09$2.0662016-12-31
    $3.18$3.18132016-09-30
    $2.3$2.2572016-06-30
    $1.86$1.83172016-03-31
    $1.45$1.4592015-12-31
    $2.16$2.14982015-09-30
    $1.67$1.64452015-06-30
    $2.47$2.58232015-03-31
    $1.09$1.17052014-12-31
    $1.85$2.02412014-09-30
    $2.19$2.21242014-06-30
    $2.35$1.96022014-03-31
    $0.8$0.94692013-12-31
    $2.31$2.17322013-09-30
    $2.75$2.4992013-06-30
    $2.69$1.82312013-03-31
    $1.19$1.08222012-12-31
    $2.62$2.06572012-09-30
    $2.19$2.30642012-06-30
    $1.49$1.54412012-03-31

    What is Analyst Ratings & Price Targets?

    The analysts provide Buy, Sell or Hold ratings after extensive research of a companies financial reports, listening to conference calls and some of them even get in contact with upper management of the company to get an overall picture of operation.

    Although institutional Analyst’s are not always correct, their ratings are followed by millions of traders around the world and they can heavily influence trading activities for a company.

    As a retail investor, going through analyst ratings will instantly provide you an idea if the stock is worth buying. Top Analysts also provide their price targets. It’s a prediction of where the stock price might go based on their analysis.

    The best way to analyze price targets is to combined average price targets of major analysts. If the average price target is much higher than the current price of the stock, then the probability of a stock going up is also high.

    What is Technical Analysis?

    Technical Analysis refers to analyzing a stock's price over a period of time. In the financial market, past price patterns are one of the strongest indicators of an asset's future performance.

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    What is Earnings Per Share (EPS) and Why is it Important?

    EPS, or Earning Per Share, can tell a lot about a stock’s performance. It’s calculated by dividing a company’s profit by the number of outstanding shares of its common stocks.

    In layman’s term, earnings is an indicator of a company’s profitability. Higher the earnings, the more profitable a company is.
    Some traders pick stocks solely based on EPS or earnings Analysis, it is a very powerful indicator of a stock’s price.

    Before you buy a stock, check the company’s earnings History and Surprises. A Surprise happens when a company reports a much higher or lower actual earnings/EPS than the forecasted earnings/EPS.

    If a company reports higher EPS surprises consistently, analysts keep raising their estimates, traders become more confident in the company, driving the share price higher.

    What is Stock Sentiment?

    Stock Sentiment refers to how people speculating about the stock or what kind of trading position investors are often taking.

    There are different kinds of sentiments you can find online for a company, this includes Investor Sentiment (Percentage of investors buying or selling), News Sentiment (Is the company getting positive or negative impressions from the Press?), Social Sentiment (The overall trends about the company in social media, is it negative or positive?).