Analysts Expect Anthem, Inc

On average, analysts expect that Anthem will report full year sales of $22.13 billion for the current year, with estimates ranging from $88.12 billion to $89.73 billion. It is 0.00% or $0 reaching $4.48 per share. Anthem had a return on equity of 12.93% and a net margin of 3.24%. The company had revenue of $22.10 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $22.10 billion. Anthem's quarterly revenue was up 4.3% on a year-over-year basis.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock of Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, July 26 by Cantor Fitzgerald. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the a year ago is $190.19. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Anthem from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th.

Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) on October 27, 2017 saw a modest increase, closing the day at $206.91, or a increase of $4.43 or (2.14%).Volume levels spiked and ANTM actually managed a breakout which translated to 2.22 million shares changing hands on the day. The stock of Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) earned "Buy" rating by Citigroup on Friday, October 2.

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In other news, EVP Thomas C. Zielinski sold 9,127 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 10th. Craig Samitt, an officer at (ANTM), sold 375 shares at a price of 191.11 to bring his total ownership in the stock to 8,994 shares. The company had a trading volume of 1,235,030 shares. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider Joseph Swedish sold 21,125 shares of Anthem stock in a transaction on Monday, October 2nd. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Orbis Allan Gray Ltd grew its position in shares of Anthem by 4.3% in the second quarter. Its down 7.41% from 2,700 shares previously. Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America increased its position in Anthem by 0.7% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 11,362,446 shares of the company's stock valued at $1,879,127,000 after purchasing an additional 328,727 shares during the period. State of Tennessee Treasury Department increased its position in shares of Anthem by 96.2% in the second quarter. (ANTM) is a number of factors, including perhaps, a steady decrease of the profile of the company as insider activity takes center stage. Sii Investments Inc. WI increased its position in Anthem by 0.4% in the first quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 9,506 shares of the company's stock valued at $1,805,000 after buying an additional 1,997 shares in the last quarter. Finally, ProShare Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Anthem by 1.1% in the second quarter. Cedar Wealth Management LLC now owns 908 shares of the company's stock worth $171,000 after purchasing an additional 15 shares during the period. Barclays PLC lowered their target price on shares of Anthem from $158.00 to $151.00 and set an "equal weight" rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 28th. On the opposite side of that transaction from Geode Capital Management, Llc stood Vanguard Group Inc which added 333 shares to its existing stake, bringing total stake held in ANTM to 18790 shares. If you are accessing this piece of content on another publication, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States and global copyright legislation. Bernstein initiated Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) on Thursday, June 16 with "Outperform" rating. (NYSE:ANTM) traded up 1.51% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $128.75. The institutional investor owned 17,568 shares of the company's stock after selling 665 shares during the period. Anthem has a 12-month low of $114.85 and a 12-month high of $212.00. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $189.39 and a 200 day moving average price of $185.72.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 21st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 5th will be issued a $0.70 dividend. This is a positive change from Anthem's previous quarterly dividend of $0.65.

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