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Moving Average Crossover Alert: Humana (HUM)
November 17, 2016

HUM

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Humana Inc. (HUM - Free Report) is looking like an interesting pick from a technical perspective, as the company is seeing favorable trends on the moving average crossover front. Recently, the 50 Day Moving Average for HUM broke out above the 200 Day Simple Moving Average, suggesting a short-term bullish trend.

This has already started to take place, as the stock has moved higher by 14.8% in the past four weeks. Plus, the company currently has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) suggesting that now could definitely be the time for this breakout candidate. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

More bullishness may especially be the case when investors consider what has been happening for HUM on the earnings estimate revision front lately. No estimate has gone lower in the past two months, compared to 5 higher, while the consensus estimate has also moved higher too.

So given this move in estimates, and the positive technical factors, investors may want to watch this breakout candidate closely for more gains in the near future.

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