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.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Hospital & medical service plans
Sub-IndustryManaged Health Care
Trailing P/E Ratio20.36
Forward P/E Ratio15.93
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$90.04 billion
Price / Sales0.69
Cash Flow$16.0235 per share
Price / Cash15.30
Book Value$103.22 per share
Price / Book2.38
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$12.04
Net Income$3.84 billion
Return on Equity12.77%
Return on Assets4.82%
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 Thursday, April 26th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 8th will be given a dividend of $0.75 per share on Monday, June 25th. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.22%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 7th. View Anthem's Dividend History.
How will Anthem's stock buyback program work?
Anthem announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback plan on Friday, December 8th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $5,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.
How were Anthem's earnings last quarter?
Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, April, 25th. The company reported $5.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $4.83 by $0.58. The firm earned $22.34 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $22.55 billion. Anthem had a return on equity of 12.77% and a net margin of 4.60%. The business's revenue was up .1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $4.68 EPS. View Anthem's Earnings History.
When is Anthem's next earnings date?
What guidance has Anthem issued on next quarter's earnings?
Anthem issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 25th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of more than $15.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $15.13.
What price target have analysts set for ANTM?
18 analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Anthem's stock. Their predictions range from $151.00 to $332.00. On average, they expect Anthem's share price to reach $248.7692 in the next twelve months. 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. Cantor Fitzgerald analysts commented, "This morning, ANTM reported 1Q18 results; Revenue was slightly below our estimate while adjusted EPS was well ahead of our forecast." (4/25/2018)
- 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Anthem's shares have outperformed the industry in the last six months. Its diverse product portfolio has helped in improving underwriting results. Its strategic acquisitions, divestitures and ACO arrangements pave the way for long-term growth. The company’s rising level of medical membership continues to boost the top line. Its strong capital position backs effective capital deployment via share buyback programs and regular dividend payments. The company has seen the Zacks Consensus Estinmate for 2018 earnings being revised upward in the last 60 days. However, loss incurred on public exchange business continues to bother. Also rising level of debt and expenses keep draining the margins. The company will release first quarter 2018 results on Apr 25 before the market opens." (4/10/2018)
Are investors shorting Anthem?
Anthem saw a drop in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,818,577 shares, a drop of 44.5% from the April 30th total of 6,879,211 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,459,282 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.6 days. Approximately 1.5% of the company's shares are short sold.
Who are some of Anthem's key competitors?
Who are Anthem's key executives?
Anthem's management team includes the folowing people:
- Mr. Joseph R. Swedish, Exec. Chairman (Age 66)
- Ms. Gail Koziara Boudreaux, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57)
- Mr. John Edward Gallina, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 58)
- Ms. Gloria Marie McCarthy, Exec. VP and Chief Admin. & Transformation Officer (Age 65)
- Mr. Peter David Haytaian, Exec. VP & Pres of Commercial and Specialty Bus. Division (Age 48)
Has Anthem been receiving favorable news coverage?
Headlines about ANTM stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Anthem earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern's scale. They also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.05 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.
Who are Anthem's major shareholders?
Anthem's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.85%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (1.90%), Northern Trust Corp (1.23%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.17%), First Eagle Investment Management LLC (1.16%) and Boston Partners (1.15%). Company insiders that own Anthem stock include Brian T Griffin, Gloria M Mccarthy, John E Gallina, Jose D Tomas, Joseph Swedish, Julie A Hill, Ramiro G Peru, Robert L Dixon Jr, Ronald W Penczek, Thomas C Zielinski and William J Ryan. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Anthem.
Which major investors are selling Anthem stock?
ANTM stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., LSV Asset Management, Boston Partners, Wells Fargo & Company MN, FIL Ltd, Millennium Management LLC, Sei Investments Co. and First Eagle Investment Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Anthem company stock in the last year include Brian T Griffin, Gloria M Mccarthy, John E Gallina, Joseph Swedish, Julie A Hill, Robert L Dixon Jr, Ronald W Penczek and Thomas C Zielinski. View Insider Buying and Selling for Anthem.
Which major investors are buying Anthem stock?
ANTM stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including CI Global Investments Inc., BlackRock Inc., Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Artisan Partners Limited Partnership, Summit Trail Advisors LLC, MUFG Securities EMEA plc, Eaton Vance Management and CI Investments Inc.. 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 $245.16.
How big of a company is Anthem?
Anthem has a market capitalization of $62.56 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.
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]
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