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Anthem Inc (ANTM) Position Reduced by Stonebridge Capital Advisors LLC

The institutional investor held 1.15 million shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $257.93 million, down from 2.20M at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Anthem, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a health benefits firm in the United States. The company reported $1.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.25 by $0.04.

Anthem, Inc. (ANTM) stock price moved -0.06% away from 20-Days Simple Moving Average, -2.98% from 50-Days Simple Moving Average and separated 6.07% from 200 Days Simple Moving Average. ANTM outperformed the S&P 500 by 23.75%.

Cohen Klingenstein Llc decreased its stake in Comcast Corp Cl A (CMCSA) by 2.37% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. In the last quarter, insiders sold 206,746 shares of company stock worth $48,887,779. In the last five years, the company's full-year sales growth remained over 7.90% a year on average and the company's earnings per share moved by an average rate of 10.16. Anthem Inc now has $56.76B valuation. The stock increased 1.16% or $1.24 during the last trading session, reaching $108.49. Since April 11, 2017 ANTM has risen 35.30% and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.24% the S&P500.

Analysts await Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN) to report earnings on April, 26. The business is expected to announce its next earnings report on Wednesday, April 25th. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 84,346 shares in the company, valued at $20,611,632.02. After $1.29 actual EPS reported by Anthem, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 296.90% EPS growth.

Wall Street analysts covering the stock are projecting that the stock will reach $280.21 within the next 52-weeks.

Among 24 analysts covering Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Anthem Inc had 75 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Anthem Inc has a 52 week low of $164.65 and a 52 week high of $267.95. Bernstein maintained it with "Buy" rating and $312.0 target in Thursday, January 25 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, June 7 by Jefferies. Finally, Leerink Swann reissued a "buy" rating and set a $155.00 price objective on shares of Anthem in a report on Monday, September 26th. They issued an "overweight" rating and a $270.00 target price for the company. On Thursday, January 18 the firm earned "Buy" rating by Cantor Fitzgerald. Anthem presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $236.20. On Friday, November 17 the company was maintained by Bank of America. Pivotal Research maintained it with "Buy" rating and $90 target in Tuesday, September 27 report. Endurant Capital Management LP's holdings in Anthem were worth $5,065,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. On Wednesday, January 31 the firm has "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray given. The stock of Cisco Systems, Inc.

Since December 14, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $10.28 million activity. (NASDAQ:CSCO) was sold by SARIN ARUN. On the other side of RSI values, an RSI reading of 30 or below is generally interpreted as indicating an oversold or undervalued condition that may signal a trend change or corrective price reversal to the upside. This repurchase authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. $550,153 worth of stock was sold by BURNS M MICHELE on Monday, February 26.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.01, from 1.02 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 51 investors sold KO shares while 623 reduced holdings.

In Anthem Inc (ANTM) was rose the stake owned by Lombard Odier Asset Management Switzerland Sa. Zacks Investment Research's earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that follow Anthem. Green Square Cap Ltd Liability holds 1.39% or 201,631 shares in its portfolio.

U S Global Investors Inc holds 0.19% of its portfolio in Silvercorp Metals Inc. for 162,963 shares. (NASDAQ:CSCO). Santa Barbara Asset Mngmt Ltd stated it has 2.67% in Cisco Systems, Inc. Thompson Siegel Walmsley Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.15% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). (NASDAQ:CSCO). Adirondack Tru Company reported 21,556 shares. Bristol John W & reported 1.03 million shares stake. Allianz Asset Management GmbH lifted its position in shares of Anthem by 66.0% in the fourth quarter. Proshare Advisors Lc has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in Cerner Corporation (NASDAQ:CERN). Hl Fincl Services Limited Com has invested 0.55% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). The NYSE-listed company saw a recent bid of $224.95 on volume of 1,380,888 shares. It also increased its holding in Ishares Tr (EFA) by 138,726 shares in the quarter, for a total of 295,017 shares, and has risen its stake in Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc (NASDAQ:SBGI). (NYSE:ANTM). Price target estimates can be calculated using different methods, and they may vary depending on the individual analyst. ANTM's profit will be $1.31B for 10.78 P/E if the $5.12 EPS becomes a reality.



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