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Todd Asset Management LLC Has $27.82 Million Position in Anthem, Inc. (ANTM)

Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed their buy rating on shares of Anthem, Inc. Boston Partners now owns 3,895,863 shares of the company's stock worth $644,298,000 after purchasing an additional 2,063,562 shares during the period. Anthem Inc had 46 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company.

While looking at the Stock's Performance, Anthem, Inc. now shows a Weekly Performance of -3.06%, where Monthly Performance is -3.23%, Quarterly performance is -1.06%, 6 Months performance is 10.88% and yearly performance percentage is 51.47%.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Anthem, Inc. and for the current quarter 14 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $2.41/share. OZ Management LP bought a new position in Anthem during the first quarter worth about $192,493,000. Westside Investment Management Inc. now owns 795 shares of the company's stock valued at $131,000 after acquiring an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. As of quarter end Next Financial Group, Inc had sold 60 shares trimming its stake by 9.4%. The dividend payment was $0.700 per share for the quarter or $2.80 annualized.

The stock decreased 1.57% or $2.97 during the last trading session, reaching $186.75. The value of the position overall is up by 96,360.2%. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 1,284 shares of the company's stock valued at $157,000 after buying an additional 92 shares during the last quarter.

In other Anthem news, EVP Jose D. Tomas sold 6,500 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $197.00, for a total value of $4,161,625.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 36,924 shares of the company's stock, valued at $7,045,099.20. Jefferies Group LLC restated a hold rating and set a $204.00 price target on shares of Anthem in a report on Sunday, August 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $191.25, for a total transaction of $1,745,538.75. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 26,571 shares of the company's stock, valued at $5,081,703.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The stock of Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) has "Outperform" rating given on Monday, April 4 by Leerink Swann.

Shares are trading at $186.59 just a bit lower than the 50 day moving average of $191.72 and which is marginally over the 200 day moving average of $181.61.

The P/E ratio is 17.64 and the market cap is 49.00B.

Anthem (NYSE:ANTM) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported $3.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $3.23 by $0.14. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 11.1%. The firm earned $21.50 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $20.96 billion. During the same quarter a year ago, the firm earned $3.33 earnings per share. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 4.3% compared to the same quarter past year. The company declared a dividend for shareholders that was paid on Friday the 23rd of June 2017. Investors of record on Friday, September 8th will be issued a $0.70 dividend. This dividend represents a yeild of $1.45 which is the dividend as a percentage of the current share price. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 7th. This is a positive change from Anthem's previous quarterly dividend of $0.65. Anthem's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 28.23%. Quadrant Capital Group LLC raised its position in Anthem by 7.7% in the third quarter. "(ANTM)" was originally reported by Week Herald and is the sole property of of Week Herald. If you are reading this report on another publication, it was stolen and reposted in violation of United States and global copyright and trademark laws. The legal version of this story can be viewed at https://www.truebluetribune.com/2017/09/15/anthem-inc-antm-downgraded-by-zacks-investment-research.html.

Among 21 analysts covering Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on Anthem from $196.00 to $201.00 and gave the company an equal weight rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Piper Jaffray Companies started coverage on shares of Anthem in a report on Wednesday, January 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Anthem from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $212.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday. Ten analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock.



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