Humana Inc (HUM) Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.27

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Humana (NYSE:HUM) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 19th, AR Network reports. Investors of record on Monday, March 31st will be given a dividend of 0.27 per share on Friday, April 25th. This represents a $1.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.06%.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on HUM shares. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Humana in a research note on Thursday, February 6th. They now have a $100.00 price target on the stock. On the ratings front, analysts at Jefferies Group cut their price target on shares of Humana from $115.00 to $111.00 in a research note on Thursday, February 6th. Finally, analysts at Barclays downgraded shares of Humana from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 8th. They now have a $109.00 price target on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $101.12.

Shares of Humana (NYSE:HUM) traded down 0.32% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $101.98. 1,612,244 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Humana has a 52-week low of $65.88 and a 52-week high of $105.80. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $97.62 and a 200-day moving average of $96.76. The company has a market cap of $15.708 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.24. Humana also was the target of some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors acquired 21,060 call options on the company. This is an increase of approximately 605% compared to the typical volume of 2,987 call options.

Humana (NYSE:HUM) last released its earnings data on Wednesday, February 5th. The company reported ($0.19) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.95 by $1.14. The company had revenue of $10.20 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $10.23 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.19 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Humana will post $7.76 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) is a health care company.

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