Humana, NYSE Euronext: S&P Laggards

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) - Humana ( HUM) and NYSE Euronext ( NYX) were among the worst-performing stocks in the S&P 500 on Monday.

The S&P 500 dropped 5.45 points, or 0.39%, on Monday to close at 1,397.91. The decline broke a four-day winning streak for the index, which finished April down 0.8%.

Shares of Humana fell 8.1% on Monday at $80.68. The health care company reported first-quarter earnings of $248 million, or $1.49 a share, down from year-earlier earnings of $315 million, or $1.86 a share. Analysts anticipated earnings of $1.52 a share.

Humana also raised its full-year 2012 outlook to earnings of $7.55 to $7.75 a share from a prior range of $7.50 to $7.70 a share. Analysts are currently expecting earnings of $7.99 a share.

Humana shares trade at a forward price-to-earnings ratio of 9.04X; the average for health care providers is 17.17X. For comparison, WellPoint ( WLP) has a lower forward P/E of 7.94X.

Thirteen of the 21 analysts who cover Humana rate it at buy; eight analysts give the stock a hold rating.

The stock has now fallen 7.91% year to date.

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NYSE Euronext shares lost 4.88% to $25.75. The stock exchange operator reported first-quarter earnings of $121 million, or 47 cents a share, down from year-earlier earnings of $177 million, or 68 cents a share. Analysts anticipated earnings of 48 cents a share.

NYSE Euronext shares trade at a forward P/E of 8.73X; the average for investment services companies is 10.94X. For comparison, Nasdaq OMX ( NDAQ) has a lower forward P/E of 8.17X.

Twelve of the 22 analysts who cover NYSE Euronext rate it at hold. Eight analysts give the stock a buy rating and two rate it at sell.

The stock has fallen 1.34% year to date.

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