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Focused Investors LLC Has Decreased Anthem INC (ANTM) Holding by $34.29 Million

Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 5,122 shares of the company's stock worth $964,000 after purchasing an additional 2,354 shares during the period. Cibc World Markets Corp owned 0.10% of Anthem worth $51,174,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.0743435810067 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days. Finally, Essex Financial Services Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Anthem during the fourth quarter worth approximately $211,000.

PIMCO Strategic Income Fund, Inc.is a closed-end management investment company.

In other news, Director Julie A. Hill sold 524 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 10th.

Focused Investors Llc decreased its stake in Anthem Inc. Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America grew its holdings in Anthem by 0.7% during the first quarter. Integrated Investment Consultants LLC now owns 1,150 shares of the company's stock worth $190,000 after buying an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL boosted its position in shares of Anthem by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Gofen & Glossberg LLC IL now owns 2,540 shares of the company's stock worth $478,000 after purchasing an additional 15 shares during the period. Capital Counsel holds 0.02% or 10,002 shares. (NYSE:ANTM) traded up 0.05% on Friday, reaching $189.88. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 1,448 shares in the company, valued at approximately $239,730.88.

Anthem, Inc. has a 12 month low of $114.85 and a 12 month high of $198.98. The company has a 50 day moving average of $191.59 and a 200 day moving average of $182.25.

Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note issued on Tuesday, September 12th. After $0.03 actual EPS reported by Avid Technology, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth. The business had revenue of $22.20 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $22.25 billion. Anthem had a return on equity of 12.93% and a net margin of 3.24%. The firm's revenue was up 7.3% compared to the same quarter previous year. They expect $0.03 EPS, down 92.86% or $0.39 from last year's $0.42 per share. Equities analysts anticipate that Anthem, Inc. will post $11.84 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 25th. Ranger International Management Lp sold 9,820 shares as Brookfield Infrastructure Part (BIP)'s stock rose 9.21%. This represents a $2.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.47%. Anthem's dividend payout ratio is now 28.23%.

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A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $179.00 target price on shares of Anthem in a research note on Friday, February 10th. Stifel Nicolaus has "Hold" rating and $155 target. Zacks Investment Research raised Anthem from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $207.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, September 20th. RBC Capital Markets maintained Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) on Thursday, July 27 with "Buy" rating. They issued a "neutral" rating and a $195.00 price objective on the stock. The stock of Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, June 7 by Jefferies. The stock of Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) earned "Outperform" rating by Leerink Swann on Monday, April 4. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $176 target. Also, EVP Thomas C. Zielinski sold 22,936 shares of Anthem stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $197.00, for a total value of $4,161,625.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 87,668 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $17,270,596. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.



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