Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. (RUTH) Reaches $24.35 52-Week High; Humana Inc. (HUM) Covered By 15 Bulls

February 22, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

The stock of Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:RUTH) hit a new 52-week high and has $25.32 target or 4.00% above today’s $24.35 share price. The 9 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $732.78M company. The 1-year high was reported on Feb, 22 by Barchart.com. If the $25.32 price target is reached, the company will be worth $29.31 million more. The stock increased 1.46% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $24.35. About 43,002 shares traded. Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:RUTH) has risen 30.20% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.50% the S&P500.

Among 23 analysts covering Humana (NYSE:HUM), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Humana had 75 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Thursday, August 4 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 3 by Credit Suisse. As per Thursday, November 10, the company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan. Evercore maintained Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) on Wednesday, April 26 with “Outperform” rating. JP Morgan maintained Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) on Monday, February 12 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was initiated by Evercore on Friday, September 23 with “Buy”. On Thursday, October 13 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. The stock of Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, July 10. As per Friday, July 7, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given on Wednesday, February 7. See Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) latest ratings:

12/02/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $253 New Target: $271 Maintain
09/02/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Hold Old Target: $259 New Target: $270 Maintain
08/02/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $275.0 Maintain
08/02/2018 Broker: Leerink Swann Rating: Buy New Target: $300.0 Maintain
07/02/2018 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $297.0 Maintain
08/02/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $246 Upgrade
07/02/2018 Broker: Cantor Fitzgerald Rating: Hold New Target: $250.0 Maintain
29/01/2018 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $330.0 Maintain
12/01/2018 Broker: Jefferies Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Old Target: $221 Upgrade
03/01/2018 Broker: Goldman Sachs Rating: Buy New Target: $305 Initiates Coverage On

Among 4 analysts covering Ruth’s Hospitality Group (NASDAQ:RUTH), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Ruth’s Hospitality Group has $27.0 highest and $19 lowest target. $22.25’s average target is -8.62% below currents $24.35 stock price. Ruth’s Hospitality Group had 9 analyst reports since October 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:RUTH) rating on Tuesday, June 13. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $2000 target. The stock of Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:RUTH) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by Jefferies. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James on Monday, October 12 to “Mkt Perform”. Piper Jaffray maintained Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:RUTH) rating on Monday, July 24. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $2300 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, July 28. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, October 18 by Raymond James. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, November 25. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James on Monday, January 29 to “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, July 26 by Jefferies.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.11 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.05, from 1.16 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 15 investors sold Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. shares while 50 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 43 raised stakes. 25.30 million shares or 1.94% more from 24.82 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Price T Rowe Assocs Md reported 20,643 shares stake. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has 0% invested in Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:RUTH) for 26,799 shares. Menta Ltd Liability Co holds 25,781 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. The Massachusetts-based Cadence Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0.07% in Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:RUTH). The Georgia-based Voya Invest Ltd Liability Com has invested 0% in Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:RUTH). Meeder Asset invested in 0.01% or 4,183 shares. Panagora Asset Mngmt stated it has 344,958 shares. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership reported 156,410 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Contravisory Invest Inc owns 0% invested in Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:RUTH) for 30 shares. California Public Employees Retirement System invested 0% in Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:RUTH). Parkside National Bank And Trust holds 15 shares. Sg Americas Securities stated it has 15,044 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Renaissance Technology Limited Co reported 79,637 shares. Tiaa Cref Mngmt Llc holds 194,838 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Smith Asset Ltd Partnership stated it has 0.01% in Ruth's Hospitality Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:RUTH).

RuthÂ’s Hospitality Group, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, operates, and franchises fine dining restaurants. The company has market cap of $732.78 million. The Company’s restaurants offer food and beverage products to special occasion diners and frequent customers, as well as business clientele. It has a 25.29 P/E ratio. The firm operates restaurants under the RuthÂ’s Chris Steak House trade name.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $386,543 activity. HENRY CHERYL JANET sold $386,543 worth of stock.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.01, from 1.2 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 44 investors sold Humana Inc. shares while 184 reduced holdings. 76 funds opened positions while 201 raised stakes. 131.39 million shares or 2.57% less from 134.86 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Next Fincl Gp Inc stated it has 0% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage invested in 122,331 shares. 1,552 were reported by Argent Trust. Tudor Invest Corporation Et Al owns 17,016 shares. Rmb Capital Management Ltd Liability reported 2,397 shares. Hgk Asset Mgmt Inc invested in 950 shares. Madison Inv Hldgs holds 0.31% or 70,103 shares in its portfolio. Millennium Management Lc stated it has 806,128 shares or 0.3% of all its holdings. Everence Management Inc invested 0.17% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Putnam Invests Ltd Liability Co holds 0.31% of its portfolio in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) for 557,420 shares. Bessemer Gru owns 166 shares. Advisor Prtnrs invested 0.16% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Moreover, Healthcor Mngmt Lp has 2.13% invested in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) for 260,870 shares. National Bank Of Nova Scotia has invested 0.04% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM). Fort Ltd Partnership invested 7.66% in Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM).

The stock increased 0.83% or $2.2 during the last trading session, reaching $268.58. About 65,461 shares traded. Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) has risen 35.38% since February 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.68% the S&P500.

Humana Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a health and well-being firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $36.98 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: Retail, Group, and Healthcare Services. It has a 15.98 P/E ratio. The Retail segment offers Medicare benefits, as well as commercial fully-insured medical and specialty health insurance benefits, including dental, vision, and other supplemental health and financial protection products directly to individuals or through group accounts.

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