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Humana Inc. (HUM) Downgraded to Neutral at JP Morgan Chase & Co

BB&T Securities LLC now owns 1,751 shares of the insurance provider's stock worth $360,000 after acquiring an additional 228 shares during the period. Independent Portfolio Consultants Inc. now owns 519 shares of the insurance provider's stock valued at $125,000 after buying an additional 94 shares in the last quarter. Humana Inc now has $34.74B valuation. It closed at $33.95 lastly. On Thursday, May 4 Huval Timothy S. sold $3.15M worth of Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) or 13,939 shares. It has outperformed by 18.68% the S&P500.

Since May 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $31.25 million activity. ValuEngine raised shares of Humana from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. On Wednesday, January 25 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to "Neutral".

On 8/17/2017 Humana announced a quarterly dividend of $0.40 0.65% with an ex dividend date of 9/28/2017 which will be payable on 10/27/2017. The stock of Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, June 12 by Argus Research. The rating was maintained by N+1 Singer on Monday, April 3 with "Corporate".

The balance sheet health of any company plays a key role in its ability to meet its obligations and maintain the faith of its investment base. As per Friday, January 29, the company rating was maintained by N+1 Singer.

In the market the company is trading down since yesterday's close of 246.9. The Firm offers dotmailer, which provides e-mail and multi-channel marketing automation platform with various tools that enable marketers to create, manage, execute and evaluate various campaigns. It has a 20.15 P/E ratio.

It is down 0.00% since October 10, 2016 and is. It has underperformed by 98.13% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.19, from 1.01 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 45 investors sold HUM shares while 181 reduced holdings. 134.86 million shares or 3.43% less from 139.64 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.

Rentech, Inc. (RTK) formed double bottom with $0.38 target or 5.00% below today's $0.40 share price. Hengehold Management Limited Co invested in 0.06% or 868 shares. Aperio Grp Incorporated Lc stated it has 106,571 shares or 0.16% of all its holdings. Meeder Asset accumulated 0.52% or 22,582 shares. 17,382 are held by Marshall Wace Llp. Columbia Prtnrs L L C Invest Mngmt holds 0.67% of its portfolio in Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) for 21,830 shares. D E Shaw Inc accumulated 0.02% or 48,846 shares. Hl Financial Ser Limited Co owns 7,963 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Aviva Public Ltd Co stated it has 0.12% in Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM). Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.54% in Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM). The share price has yet to cross its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of -3.73% and sits -3.98% lower versus its 50 days moving average.

Analysts await Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) to report earnings on November, 3. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $12.16 and is projected to be $11.55 for the current year with 144,517,000 shares now outstanding. This translates into $466.78 million profit for HUM giving the stock a 18.68 P/E. Equities research analysts forecast that Humana Inc will post $11.14 EPS for the current fiscal year. Out of 19 Wall Street analysts rating Humana, 11 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 8 recommend "Hold". Therefore 58% are positive. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Humana from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th.

08/02/2017 - Humana Inc. had its "neutral" rating reiterated by analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald.

06/06/2017 - Morgan Stanley began new coverage on Humana Inc. giving the company a "overweight" rating. On Tuesday, June 6 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold". Evercore maintained Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) on Wednesday, April 26 with "Outperform" rating. The stock of Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) earned "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, September 16. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Sector Perform" rating and $217 target in Thursday, October 13 report. The Highland Capital Management Lp holds 14,000 shares with $3.37M value, up from 1,000 last quarter.



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