Humana: Top-Rated Medicare Advantage Insurer With Room To Grow

Nov. 13, 2022 10:48 PM ETHumana Inc. (HUM)CI, UNH1 Comment
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Summary

  • Health insurance stocks have been a safe haven as the market grapples with inflation and a strong dollar.
  • As inflation recedes, defensive sector selling should create attractive entry points for Humana and its peers.
  • Humana's most recent long-term guidance was stellar and the stock remains a strong buy.
  • Despite a low yield, HUM has explosive dividend growth potential and ample share buybacks.

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"Hey Elon Musk, I bet you can't buy Humana!" Health insurance stocks are having a moment. As one of the few sectors that have so far remained unaffected by both inflation and tightening consumer spending, health insurers and Humana (

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Disclosure: I/we have a beneficial long position in the shares of HUM, CI, UNH either through stock ownership, options, or other derivatives. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

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