Oppenheimer Maintains an 'Outperform' on Humana (HUM); Reducing Numbers After Q2 Report

July 31, 2012 9:59 AM EDT
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Oppenheimer maintains an 'Outperform' on Humana (NYSE: HUM) price target of $83.00 (from $98.00).

Analyst, Bret Jones, said, "While 2Q12 results were ahead of the company's expectations, it reduced its 2H12 outlook due to lower margins on the rapidly growing new member population ($170M) and higher cost trend across its entire book ($100M). It believes that all but a portion of the higher costs were captured in its FY2013 bids, which were submitted in June. Due to the lower guidance and increased uncertainty, we are lowering our FY2012 (ex-$0.18/share in legal costs) and FY2013 EPS estimates to $7.11 and $7.52 from $7.80 and $8.42."

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Shares of Humana closed at $70.55 yesterday.

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