Westpac Banking Has Raised Humana (HUM) Position; Entravision Communications Has 1.3 Sentiment

September 17, 2017 - By Vivian Currie

Westpac Banking Corp increased Humana Inc (HUM) stake by 8.04% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Westpac Banking Corp acquired 3,594 shares as Humana Inc (HUM)’s stock rose 11.38%. The Westpac Banking Corp holds 48,268 shares with $10.78 million value, up from 44,674 last quarter. Humana Inc now has $36.03 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.55% or $1.37 on September 15, reaching $249.28. About 1.23 million shares traded or 32.82% up from the average. Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) has risen 35.38% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.68% the S&P500.

Entravision Communications Corporation is a media company. The company has market cap of $515.39 million. The Firm reaches and engages Hispanics in the United States and certain border markets of Mexico across media channels and advertising platforms. It has a 28.2 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through three divisions: television broadcasting, radio broadcasting and digital media.

The stock increased 1.79% or $0.1 on September 15, reaching $5.7. About 497,288 shares traded or 43.76% up from the average. Entravision Communication (EVC) has declined 18.49% since September 17, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 35.19% the S&P500.

Analysts await Entravision Communication (NYSE:EVC) to report earnings on November, 2. They expect $0.02 EPS, down 66.67% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.06 per share. EVC’s profit will be $1.81 million for 71.25 P/E if the $0.02 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.04 actual EPS reported by Entravision Communication for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -50.00% negative EPS growth.

West Face Capital Inc. holds 26.46% of its portfolio in Entravision Communication for 5.92 million shares. Anson Funds Management Lp owns 1.24 million shares or 2.7% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Alphaone Investment Services Llc has 1% invested in the company for 515,338 shares. The New Jersey-based Raging Capital Management Llc has invested 0.98% in the stock. Lyon Street Capital Llc, a California-based fund reported 255,868 shares.

Among 19 analysts covering Humana (NYSE:HUM), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Humana had 48 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Argus Research upgraded the shares of HUM in report on Friday, June 9 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, December 16 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Outperform” on Wednesday, April 26. As per Friday, July 8, the company rating was downgraded by JP Morgan. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight” on Thursday, August 17. The firm has “Buy” rating by Oppenheimer given on Wednesday, August 2. As per Friday, January 27, the company rating was reinitiated by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy” on Thursday, August 3. The company was maintained on Tuesday, September 8 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) earned “Overweight” rating by Piper Jaffray on Wednesday, January 4.

Since March 21, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $31.25 million activity. $3.15 million worth of Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) was sold by Huval Timothy S. on Thursday, May 4. BROUSSARD BRUCE D sold $26.70M worth of Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) on Thursday, May 4. MARGULIS HEIDI S also sold $347,933 worth of Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) shares. Another trade for 4,600 shares valued at $1.06M was sold by BILNEY JODY L.

Westpac Banking Corp decreased Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) stake by 26,885 shares to 54,542 valued at $10.08 million in 2016Q4. It also reduced Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE:EW) stake by 888,501 shares and now owns 12,523 shares. Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) was reduced too.

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