Humana Reaches New 52-Week High (HUM)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Humana (NYSE: HUM) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $84.76, above its previous 52-week high of $83.40 with 166,210 shares traded as of 10:05 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.1 million shares over the past 30 days.

Humana has a market cap of $13.29 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 22.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Humana Inc., a health care company, offers 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 9.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Humana as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Humana Ratings Report.

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