Humana Inc. ( HUM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.26 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 26, 2013. Shareholders who purchased HUM stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that HUM has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of HUM was $66.97, representing a -28.27% decrease from the 52 week high of $93.36 and a 11.77% increase over the 52 week low of $59.92.
HUM is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as UnitedHealth Group Incorporated ( UNH ) and WellPoint Inc. ( WLP ). HUM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $7.46. Zacks Investment Research reports HUM's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 13.02%, compared to an industry average of 5.6%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the HUM Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to HUM through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HUM as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Health Care Providers Index ( IHF ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IHF with an increase of 10.07% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HUM at 4.11%.
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