UPDATE: RBC Capital Upgrades Humana (HUM) to Outperform

January 4, 2021 1:39 AM EST
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Price: $428.94 +0.19%

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    17 Buy, 15 Hold, 0 Sell

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(Updated - January 4, 2021 5:30 AM EST)

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RBC Capital analyst Frank Morgan upgraded Humana (NYSE: HUM) from Sector Perform to Outperform with a price target of $479.00 (from $429.00).

The analyst comments "We believe HUM has the best growth prospects in the near and intermediate term, and best earnings visibility in the group. We project EPS growth of ~17% in FY21 vs. the peer group average ~10%. As such, we believe a premium valuation is warranted. Our $479 price target
(prev. $429) is based on 22x (prev. 20x) our FY21E adj EPS. Note that HUM has historically traded at an average premium of ~22% relative to the peer group; our target multiple at 22x represents nearly a 50% premium to the current FY21E multiple, which we believe is justified given the higher growth expectations and visibility."

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Shares of Humana closed at $410.27 yesterday.

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