Humana Inc. ( HUM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 28, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.29 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 30, 2015. Shareholders who purchased HUM prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.57% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $185.97, the dividend yield is .62%.
The previous trading day's last sale of HUM was $185.97, representing a -15.39% decrease from the 52 week high of $219.79 and a 53.64% increase over the 52 week low of $121.04.
HUM is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as UnitedHealth Group Incorporated ( UNH ) and Aetna Inc. ( AET ). HUM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $8.46. Zacks Investment Research reports HUM's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 3.33%, compared to an industry average of 10.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to HUM through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have HUM as a top-10 holding:
- iShares U.S. Health Care Providers ETF ( IHF )
- PowerShares DWA Healthcare Momentum Portfolio ( PTH )
- SPDR S&P Health Care Services ETF ( XHS )
- iShares Russell Mid-cap Value ETF ( IWS ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IHF with an increase of 1.05% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of HUM at 5.4%.