Bulls REASONS TO BUY
Bears REASONS TO SELL
March 12, 2014
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has partnered with Humana on a new healthy rewards program.
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Notwithstanding the sell-off today, the market has been holding up quite nicely despite the overwhelmingly negative tone of recent economic reports. Of course the...(read more)
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Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) reported its first quarter earnings, as its profit fell 21%. The insurance firm paid out more in claims, and also shored up its spending in order to meet...(read more)
Humana (HUM) Company Overview
Humana (NYSE: HUM) is a health insurance company. Historically, about half of Humana's beneficiaries have participated in government sponsored programs, including the state- and federally- funded Medicare, the federally funded Medicaid Advantage, and TRICARE, a program for armed services personnel. Humana's longstanding relationship with the government is beginning to pay high dividends, as it has capitalized on Medicare Part D's prescription drug coverage by enrolling over 3 million seniors in new benefits programs. Enrollment in government programs now accounts for 70% of all of Humana's membership. The company earned $31 billion in revenue and $1 billion in net income in 2009.
In addition to standard health insurance, Humana sells dental products, and has recently acquired a company selling vision and other dental insurance products. Still, the product line is not terribly diversified; it is largely concentrated in the government programs. This ignores the trend towards diversification that other insurance companies like Aetna have been quick to exploit.(Read more at Wikinvest )
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