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HUM

Humana

$270.41

2.39 (0.89%)

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Humana call volume above normal and directionally bullish

Bullish option flow detected in Humana with 1,605 calls trading, 1.2x expected, and implied vol increasing over 1 point to 26.35%. Jan-18 260 calls and Feb-18 260 calls are the most active options, with total volume in those strikes near 1,100 contracts. The Put/Call Ratio is 0.28. Earnings are expected on February 7th.

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    Feb

HUM Humana
$270.41

2.39 (0.89%)

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GSCO
01/03/18
INITIATION
Target $305
GSCO
Buy
Humana initiated with a Buy at Goldman Sachs
Goldman analyst Stephen Tanal initiated Humana with a Buy and $305 price target saying it has the best secular growth story in managed care given high Medicare Advantage exposure, balance sheet capacity, and strong local market share positions.
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Humana added to US 1 List at BofA/Merrill
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JEFF
01/12/18
UPGRADE
Target $333
JEFF
Buy
Humana upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies
Jefferies analyst David Windley upgraded Humana (HUM) to Buy saying the stock has nearly 60% upside over the next three years. He raised his price target for the shares to $283 from $226. The analyst says he's encouraged by more balanced 2018 Medicare Advantage enrollment growth across both group and individual. He believes 2019 individual Medicare Advantage margins can expand back into its 4.5%-5% target. Humana also benefits most from tax reform relative to peers, Windley tells investors in a research note on the Managed Care space. The analyst this morning also upgraded Anthem (ANTM) to Buy.
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On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Dick's Sporting (DKS) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Deutsche Bank with analyst Mike Baker saying he believes industry trends are bottoming and notes that Dick's inventory levels are coming back into balance with demand, which should lessen the impact on gross margins. 2. eBay (EBAY) upgraded to Buy from Hold at SunTrust with analyst Youssef Squali citing an upbeat fourth quarter holiday sales boosting revenues and gross merchandise volume, prospects for higher growth in 2018 on platform improvements and marketing investment, lowers corporate tax rates, and lower repatriation tax rates that will bring "most of $8.7B" in overseas cash to be used in buybacks or M&A. 3. Costco (COST) upgraded to Buy from Accumulate at Gordon Haskett with analyst Chuck Grom citing his meeting with management. 4. Kohl's (KSS) was upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan and to Sector Perform from Underperform at RBC Capital. 5. Humana (HUM) and Anthem (ANTM) were upgraded to Buy from Hold at Jefferies. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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