NYSE:ANTM - Anthem Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$262.57 +0.65 (+0.25 %)
(As of 01/17/2019 11:51 AM ET)
Previous Close$261.92
Today's Range$260.53 - $263.72
52-Week Range$215.52 - $300.57
Volume25,787 shs
Average Volume1.60 million shs
Market Capitalization$67.34 billion
P/E Ratio21.80
Dividend Yield1.15%
Beta0.91
Anthem, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a health benefits company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Commercial & Specialty Business, Government Business, and Other. The company offers a spectrum of network-based managed care health benefit plans to large and small group, individual, Medicaid, and Medicare markets. Its managed care plans include preferred provider organizations; health maintenance organizations; point-of-service plans; traditional indemnity plans and other hybrid plans, such as consumer-driven health plans; and hospital only and limited benefit products. The company also provides a range of managed care services to self-funded customers, including claims processing, underwriting, stop loss insurance, actuarial services, provider network access, medical cost management, disease management, wellness programs, and other administrative services. In addition, it offers an array of specialty and other insurance products and services, such as dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits, radiology benefit management, and analytics-driven personal health care guidance; and Medicare administrative services. Further, the company provides services to the federal government in connection with the Federal Employee Program; and operates as a licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. As of December 31, 2017, it served 40.2 million medical members through its affiliated health plans. The company was formerly known as WellPoint, Inc. and changed its name to Anthem, Inc. in December 2014. Anthem, Inc. was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Hospital & medical service plans
Sub-IndustryManaged Health Care
SectorMedical
CUSIP94973V10
Phone800-331-1476

Debt

Current Ratio1.53
Quick Ratio1.54

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$90.04 billion
Price / Sales0.75
Cash Flow$16.1582 per share
Price / Cash Flow16.25
Book Value$103.22 per share
Price / Book2.54

Profitability

Net Income$3.84 billion
Net Margins4.98%
Return on Assets5.32%

Miscellaneous

Employees56,000
Market Cap$67.34 billion
OptionableOptionable

Anthem (NYSE:ANTM) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Anthem's stock symbol?

Anthem trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "ANTM."

How often does Anthem pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Anthem?

Anthem announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 31st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.75 per share on Friday, December 21st. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.14%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, December 4th. View Anthem's Dividend History.

How will Anthem's stock buyback program work?

Anthem declared that its board has approved a stock repurchase program on Friday, December 8th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase $5,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are generally an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Anthem's earnings last quarter?

Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October, 31st. The company reported $3.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $3.70 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $22.98 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $22.85 billion. Anthem had a net margin of 4.98% and a return on equity of 13.99%. Anthem's revenue was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $2.65 earnings per share. View Anthem's Earnings History.

When is Anthem's next earnings date?

Anthem is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, January 30th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Anthem.

What guidance has Anthem issued on next quarter's earnings?

Anthem issued an update on its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 31st. The company provided EPS guidance of $15.60 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $15.50. The company issued revenue guidance of $91-92 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $91.43 billion.

What price target have analysts set for ANTM?

15 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Anthem's shares. Their forecasts range from $255.02 to $372.00. On average, they expect Anthem's stock price to reach $313.1443 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 19.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Anthem.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Anthem?

15 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Anthem in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 13 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Anthem.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Anthem stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Anthem stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Anthem’s shares have outperformed its industry in a year’s time. The company's prudent acquisitions, an improving top line and divestitures pave the way for long-term growth. A diverse product portfolio has also helped the company improve its underwriting results. The company’s strong capital position backs effective capital deployment via share buybacks and regular dividends. The company has seen its 2019 estimates move up 0.3% in the last 60 days. However, its declining membership continue to bother. Also, the company has been suffering from high benefit costs and selling, general and administrative expense." (1/7/2019)
  • 2. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, ". We reiterate our Overweight rating on Anthem shares and increase our price target to $330 from $305. We recently hosted an investor trip to Anthem’s headquarters in Indianapolis with senior management. During our meetings, management stressed that it will use $3.2 billion from its PBM savings beginning in 2020 and 2021 to drive membership growth in subsequent years. Accordingly, we have increased our top-line growth assumptions in our DCF model, which drove our price target higher. Importantly, we expect membership and revenue to grow faster without sacrificing margins. We remind investors that our model had already assumed $800 million of savings in 2020 and 2021." (12/3/2018)

Has Anthem been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about ANTM stock have been trending positive this week, InfoTrie reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Anthem earned a media sentiment score of 2.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the company a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are some of Anthem's key competitors?

Who are Anthem's key executives?

Anthem's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Ms. Gail Koziara Boudreaux, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 58)
  • Mr. John Edward Gallina, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 59)
  • Ms. Gloria Marie McCarthy, Exec. VP and Chief Admin. & Transformation Officer (Age 66)
  • Mr. Peter David Haytaian, Exec. VP & Pres of Commercial and Specialty Bus. Division (Age 49)
  • Mr. Scott Wayne Anglin, SVP, Treasurer & Chief Investment Officer

Who are Anthem's major shareholders?

Anthem's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.10%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.08%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.04%), Moody National Bank Trust Division (0.02%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%) and Highland Capital Management LLC (0.01%). Company insiders that own Anthem stock include Brian T Griffin, Craig E Samitt, Gloria M Mccarthy, John E Gallina, Joseph Swedish, Julie A Hill, Peter D Haytaian, Ramiro G Peru, Robert L Dixon Jr, Ronald W Penczek and Thomas C Zielinski. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Anthem.

Which institutional investors are selling Anthem stock?

ANTM stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Retirement Systems of Alabama, First Citizens Bank & Trust Co., Hennessy Advisors Inc., Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, Meeder Asset Management Inc., Narwhal Capital Management, Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC and BKD Wealth Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold Anthem company stock in the last year include Brian T Griffin, Craig E Samitt, John E Gallina, Joseph Swedish, Julie A Hill, Peter D Haytaian, Robert L Dixon Jr, Ronald W Penczek and Thomas C Zielinski. View Insider Buying and Selling for Anthem.

Which institutional investors are buying Anthem stock?

ANTM stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DNB Asset Management AS, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Monument Capital Management, CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp, QUANTRES ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd, Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC, First Hawaiian Bank and Town & Country Bank & Trust CO dba First Bankers Trust CO. View Insider Buying and Selling for Anthem.

How do I buy shares of Anthem?

Shares of ANTM can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Anthem's stock price today?

One share of ANTM stock can currently be purchased for approximately $262.79.

How big of a company is Anthem?

Anthem has a market capitalization of $67.34 billion and generates $90.04 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $3.84 billion in net income (profit) each year or $12.04 on an earnings per share basis. Anthem employs 56,000 workers across the globe.

What is Anthem's official website?

The official website for Anthem is http://www.antheminc.com.

How can I contact Anthem?

Anthem's mailing address is 120 MONUMENT CIRCLE, INDIANAPOLIS IN, 46204. The company can be reached via phone at 800-331-1476 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Anthem (NYSE ANTM)

Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  611 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  631 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,242
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This page was last updated on 1/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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