This buyout rumor does make sense in a consolidating industry. Last year in a May issue of Business Week in Gene Marshall's column I remember rumors that Humana would be soon bought out in the $30 range. Now if your David Jones of Humana and you have a ton of Humana stock it makes sense to find an exit strategy for all those shares. Furthermore I have noticed no filings of insiders selling their stock. And if these cutbacks of personnel are true they might just be getting the company ready to be sold.