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How to buy Humana stock

Learn how to easily invest in Humana stock.

Humana is a healthcare plans business based in the US. Humana shares (HUM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Humana employs 95,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $91.5 billion.

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Humana stock price (NYSE: HUM)

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Humana shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-02-01.
Latest market close$476.57
52-week range$405.50 - $570.43
50-day moving average $513.29
200-day moving average $487.93
Wall St. target price$617.15
PE ratio 23.1958
Dividend yield $3.062 (0.65%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $22.06

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Is it a good time to buy Humana stock?

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Humana price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $476.57 from 2023-02-03

1 week (2023-01-31) -6.87%
1 month (2023-01-06) -3.24%
3 months (2022-11-07) -14.12%
6 months (2022-08-05) -1.54%
1 year (2022-02-03) N/A
2 years (2021-02-05) 26.05%
3 years (2020-02-07) 36.72%
5 years (2018-02-06) 83.31%

Is Humana stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Humana stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Humana's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Humana's P/E ratio

Humana's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Humana shares trade at around 23x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Humana's PEG ratio

Humana's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.283. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Humana's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Humana's EBITDA

Humana's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $4.4 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Humana's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Humana financials

Revenue TTM $91.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.4%
Gross profit TTM $15 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.23%
Return on equity TTM 17.22%
Profit margin 3.07%
Book value $128.39
Market capitalisation $64.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Humana share dividends

13%

Dividend payout ratio: 13.35% of net profits

Recently Humana has paid out, on average, around 13.35% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.65% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Humana shareholders could enjoy a 0.65% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Humana's case, that would currently equate to about $3.062 per share.

While Humana's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Humana is investing more in its future growth.

Humana's most recent dividend payout was on 26 January 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 December 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Humana's shares ever split?

Humana's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 31 July 1991. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Humana shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Humana shares which in turn could have impacted Humana's share price.

Humana share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Humana's shares have ranged in value from as little as $405.504 up to $570.4269. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

HUM.US volatility(beta: 0.74)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Humana's is 0.7401. This would suggest that Humana's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Humana overview

Humana Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, operates as a health and well-being company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Retail, Group and Specialty, and Healthcare Services. The company offers medical and supplemental benefit plans to individuals. It also has a contract with Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to administer the Limited Income Newly Eligible Transition prescription drug plan program; and contracts with various states to provide Medicaid, dual eligible, and long-term support services benefits. In addition, the company provides commercial fully insured medical and specialty health insurance benefits comprising dental, vision, and other supplemental health benefits; and administrative services only products to individuals and employer groups, as well as military services, such as TRICARE T2017 East Region contract. Further, it offers pharmacy solutions, provider services, and home solutions services, such as home health and other services to its health plan members, as well as to third parties.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Humana is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.178% of Humana shares are held by insiders and 95.789% by institutions.
How many people work for Humana?
Latest data suggests 95,500 work at Humana.
When does the fiscal year end for Humana?
Humana's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Humana based?
Humana's address is: Humana Building, Louisville, KY, United States, 40202
What is Humana's ISIN number?
Humana's international securities identification number is: US4448591028
What is Humana's CUSIP number?
Humana's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 444859102

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