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Humana Inc.

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Humana’s Accountable Care agreements, partnerships, efficient capital deployment, focus on expansion through acquisitions and diversifications as well as strong ratings position it for long-term growth. Also, Humana is awaiting acquisition by Aetna in the second half of 2016. However, Humana faces increased competition, weakness in individual commercial business, increasing expenses, weak group Medicare Advantage business. Humana is expected to report first quarter results in the first week of May. The Zacks Consensus Estimate is pegged at $1.81 per share, translating to a year over year growth of 26.6%. However, our proven model cannot conclusively say Humana will beat or miss estimate because Zacks Rank #4 that decreases predictive power of a beat combined with Earnings ESP of 0.55% makes prediction difficult.

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