3 Stocks Pushing The Health Services Industry Lower
1. As of noon trading, Humana ( HUM) is down $0.33 (-0.5%) to $64.73 on light volume Thus far, 318,493 shares of Humana exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.56-$65.20 after having opened the day at $65.05 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.06. Humana Inc. operates as a health care company that offers a range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. Humana has a market cap of $10.3 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 8.7, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 25.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 14 analysts that rate Humana a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Humana as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full Humana Ratings Report now. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys Stocks Under $10 that he thinks could potentially double. See what he's trading today with a 14-day FREE pass If you are interested in one of these 5 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the health services industry could consider Health Care Select Sector SPDR ( XLV) while those bearish on the health services industry could consider ProShares Ultra Short Health Care ( RXD). A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.
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