Humana Rises On Unusually High Volume (HUM)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Humana (NYSE: HUM) is trading at unusually high volume Tuesday with 5.1 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading up $6.17 (+8.2%) at $81.19 as of 10:16 a.m. ET.

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Humana has a market cap of $10.97 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 9.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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. The company operates in three segments: Retail, Employer Group, and Health and Well-Being Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Humana Ratings Report.

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