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HUM

Humana

$283.36

8.19 (2.98%)

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Humana initiated with an Overweight at Stephens

Stephens analyst Scott Fidel initiated coverage of 11 Managed Care and Healthcare Facilities stocks, telling investors that overall he is constructive on managed care and selective on hospitals. He started Humana with an Overweight rating and $336 price target, stating that it has the most earnings leverage to the Medicare Advantage market, which he identifies as having the strongest long-term growth outlook among all healthcare payer end markets. Fidel also notes that Humana shares have pulled back about 16% in the past 3 months.

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HUM Humana
$283.36

8.19 (2.98%)

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Fly Intel: Top five analyst upgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Humana (HUM) upgraded to Overweight from Neutral at JPMorgan with analyst Gary Taylor saying the upgrade reflects the "significant" recent pullback in the shares, Humana's accelerating market share gains, its "attractive" Medicare Advantage exposure, and "conservative" balance sheet. 2. Ericsson (ERIC) upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at Raymond James. 3. Patterson-UTI (PTEN) and Halliburton (HAL) were upgraded to Buy from Hold at Societe Generale. 4. PPG (PPG) upgraded to Outperform from Sector Perform at RBC Capital with analyst Arun Viswanathan citing the potential tailwind coming from more favorable pricing in raw materials like oil and titanium dioxide. 5. Synovus (SNV) upgraded to Outperform from Neutral at Baird with analyst Garrett Holland saying core trends should remain solid with better relative loan growth, rising capital return and further efficiency improvement. 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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Piper says buy Centene, sell Community Health if recession were to occur
After performing a recession risk/reward for Hospitals and Managed Care Organizations, Piper Jaffray analyst Sarah James recommends buying Centene (CNC) and selling Community Health Systems (CYH) if a recession were to occur. The analyst says that with some economists calling for a recession in 2019, she dug into the potential impacts across the hospital and insurance sector. For hospitals, consumer surveys point to economic outlook impacting decisions to receive services, James tells investors in a research note. On the other hand, insurers are a "natural defensive sector in a recession," adds the analyst. As such, in a recession James would be adding exposure to insurers and lightening hospitals.
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Humana upgraded to Outperform from Market Perform at Cowen
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Target $372

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Humana upgraded to Outperform on pullback, improving outlook at Cowen
As previously reported, Cowen analyst Charles Rhyee upgraded Humana to Outperform from Market Perform, noting that the company revised up its net membership growth estimate for its individual MA products for 2019 at the end of November and then bumped it up again more recently. Rhyee raised his 2019 estimates for Humana, adding that he sees room for additional upside given the company's room to lever up to fund M&A or share buybacks. Additionally, the pullback in shares this past fall seems to have removed a premium for a potential takeout, which he does not think was warranted given the lack of likely buyers, Rhyee said. He maintains a $372 price target on Humana shares.

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