Barclays Reiterates a Hold Rating on Humana Inc.

By Carrie Williams

In a report released today, Joshua Raskin from Barclays reiterated a Hold rating on Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), with a price target of $191. The company’s shares opened today at $170.87.

According to TipRanks.com, Raskin is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 4.9% and a 59.1% success rate. Raskin covers the Healthcare sector, focusing on stocks such as WellCare Health Plans, Surgery Partners Inc, and Envision Healthcare.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Humana Inc. is Moderate Buy and the average price target is $205.40, representing a 20.2% upside.

In a report released today, UBS also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $170 price target.

Humana Inc.’s market cap is currently $24.96B and has a P/E ratio of 26.26. The company has a book value ratio of 2.2951.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 15 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is neutral on the stock. Most recently, in March 2015, James E. Murray, the EVP & COO of HUM sold 35,220 shares for a total of $5,666,715.

Humana, Inc. is a health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. The company operates its business through the following segments: Retail, Employer Group, and Health and Well-Being Services. The Retail segment consists of Medicare and commercial fully-insured medical and specialty health insurance benefits, including dental, vision, and other supplemental health and financial protection products, marketed directly to individuals. The Employer Group segment consists of Medicare and commercial fully-insured medical and specialty health insurance benefits, including dental, vision, and other supplemental health and financial protection products, as well as administrative services only products marketed to employer groups. The Health and Well-Being Services segment includes services offered to its health plan members as well as to third parties that promote health and wellness, including provider services, pharmacy, integrated wellness, and home care services. The company was founded by David A. Jones, Sr. and Wendell Cherry in 1961 and is headquartered in Louisville, KY.