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Humana Inc. (HUM) [hlAlert]

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Buy HUM
up 33.07 %

Humana Inc. (HUM) rated Buy with price target $155 by Argus

Posted on: Tuesday,  Jan 6, 2015  2:25 PM ET by Argus

Argus rated Buy Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) on 01/06/2015, when the stock price was $138.88. Since
then, Humana Inc. has gained 33.07% as of 01/04/2016's recent price of $184.81.
If you would have followed this Argus's recommendation on HUM, you would have gained 33.07% of your investment in 363 days.

Humana, Inc. provides various health and supplemental benefit plans for employer groups, government benefit programs, and individuals in the United States. It operates in two segments, Government and Commercial. The Government segment includes beneficiaries of government benefit programs. These programs include Medicare, a federal program that provides hospital and medical insurance benefits to persons of age 65 and over, and some disabled persons under the age of 65; Military Services that comprises its TRICARE South Region contract, which provide health insurance coverage to the dependents of active duty military personnel and to retired military personnel and their dependents; and Medicaid, a federal program that facilitate the delivery of health care services primarily to low-income residents. The Commercial segment consists of members enrolled in its medical and specialty products marketed to employer groups and individuals. Its products comprise smart plans and other consumer products, such as Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) products that provide prepaid health insurance coverage to its members through a network of independent primary care physicians, specialty physicians, and other health care providers; Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) products, which are offered primarily to employer groups and individuals; and Administrative Services Only (ASO) products to employers who self-insure their employee health plans. This segment also provides various specialty products, including dental, vision, and other supplemental products. As of December 31, 2007, Humana had approximately 11.5 million members in medical benefit programs and approximately 6.8 million members in specialty product programs. The company was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky.

Argus Research is an independent research firm, and our business is producing, distributing and marketing high-quality investment and economic research. Our recommendations - BUY, HOLD and SELL - reflect the judgment of an analyst about a company's prospects as an investment in terms of value, expected growth and risks. Argus Research does not bring companies public, advise companies on mergers and acquisitions, broker trades, make markets in stocks or manage money. Our independence allows us to make critical judgments about companies that we might not be so free to make were we competing for a firm's underwriting business. Because we're not a broker/dealer, we don't have "inventory" of a stock that we have to move with a tainted recommendation. We have developed a six-point system for analyzing the stocks in our Universe of Coverage. We believe that this system
Stock Market Advice
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
1/6/2015 2:25 PM Buy
None
138.88 155.00
as of 8/27/2015
1 Week down  -0.68 %
1 Month down  -2.65 %
3 Months up  6.06 %
1 YTD up  79.04 %
Previous Recommendations
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
8/8/2013 8:25 AM Buy
None
92.05 102.00
7/3/2013 8:25 AM Buy
None
82.36 92.00
6/16/2011 9:25 AM Buy
None
78.23 88.00
3/18/2011 8:25 AM Buy
None
65.00 77.00
3/19/2010 8:25 AM Hold
None
49.93
11/3/2008 9:25 AM Buy
None
29.83 35.00

(*) Stock Price at the time of the recommendation.
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