Anthem (ANTM) Now Covered by Analysts at Goldman Sachs Group

Also, EVP Gloria M. Mccarthy sold 14,429 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 4th. The firm purchased 467,660 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $88,799,000.

More recent Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) latest ratings and price target changes. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its holdings in Anthem by 177.3% during the 2nd quarter. Daiwa SB Investments Ltd. now owns 6,390 shares of the company's stock worth $1,438,000 after purchasing an additional 620 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Washington Trust Bank boosted its stake in Anthem by 5.6% in the 4th quarter. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of Anthem by 12,287.7% in the 2nd quarter. RBC Capital Markets maintained Anthem, Inc. Finally, Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB raised its position in Anthem by 1.9% during the 3rd quarter. Washington Trust Bank now owns 33,212 shares of the company's stock worth $7,473,000 after purchasing an additional 1,749 shares in the last quarter. Cantor Fitzgerald has "Buy" rating and $21000 target. Hartford Investment Management Co. now owns 70,497 shares of the company's stock worth $8,834,000 after buying an additional 2,313 shares during the period. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

In other news, insider Joseph Swedish sold 21,125 shares of the company's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $138.29, for a total value of $113,397.80. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 87,668 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $18,397,129.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The total number of shares traded in the last 90-day period is 59,600.

Investors can gain useful insight on institutional ownership within a public company by taking a look at the organization's most recent 13F filings.

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A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on ANTM.

Among 24 analysts covering Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold.

The stock of Anthem Incorporated (NYSE:ANTM) registered a decrease of 4.93% in short interest. BlueMountain Capital Management LLC now owns 596,715 shares of the company's stock worth $112,260,000 after buying an additional 591,898 shares during the period. $196.79's average target is -17.84% below currents $239.53 stock price.

The average Wall Street analyst rating for Anthem, Inc.is Strong Buy, according to the average of 12 analyst scores.

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The stock's 50-day average volume has been 1,548,566 shares, with an average of 100% of medium term indicators pointing toward Buy. The company has a current ratio of 1.51, a quick ratio of 1.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. BB&T Corp increased its stake in Anthem by 1.8% in the third quarter. Anthem Inc has a twelve month low of $144.34 and a twelve month high of $240.40. (NYSE:ANTM) on Wednesday, January 3 with "Hold" rating. The company reported $2.65 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.40 by $0.25. Anthem had a net margin of 2.91% and a return on equity of 12.08%. The firm had revenue of $22.10 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $22.10 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $2.45 earnings per share. They expect $1.25 earnings per share, down 28.98 % or $0.51 from last year's $1.76 per share.

Anthem declared that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Thursday, December 7th that permits the company to buyback $5.00 billion in shares. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 21st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 5th were given a $0.70 dividend. This represents a $2.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.19%. Anthem's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 25.32%. If you are accessing this piece of content on another publication, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of U.S. and worldwide trademark and copyright laws.

In other Anthem news, Director Julie A. Hill sold 1,602 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th.

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Anthem, Inc is a health benefit company. The Company has three segments: Commercial and Specialty Business, Government Business and Other. It offers a spectrum of network-based managed care plans to large and small employer, individual, Medicaid and Medicare markets.

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