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

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$266.69 -8.89 (-3.23 %)
(As of 12/18/2018 06:00 AM ET)
Previous Close$275.58
Today's Range$265.05 - $271.43
52-Week Range$215.52 - $300.57
Volume2.18 million shs
Average Volume1.38 million shs
Market Capitalization$71.28 billion
P/E Ratio22.15
Dividend Yield1.09%
Beta0.85
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

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Hospital & medical service plans
Sub-IndustryManaged Health Care
SectorMedical
Current SymbolNYSE:ANTM
Previous Symbol
CUSIP94973V10
Phone800-331-1476

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.59
Current Ratio1.53
Quick Ratio1.54

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio22.15
Forward P/E Ratio17.03
P/E Growth1.35

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$90.04 billion
Price / Sales0.77
Cash Flow$15.5052 per share
Price / Cash Flow17.20
Book Value$103.22 per share
Price / Book2.58

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$12.04
Net Income$3.84 billion
Net Margins4.98%
Return on Equity13.99%
Return on Assets5.32%

Miscellaneous

Employees56,000
Outstanding Shares258,640,000
Market Cap$71.28 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. Investors 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.12%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, December 4th. View Anthem's Dividend History.

How will Anthem's stock buyback program work?

Anthem declared that its board has authorized a share repurchase 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 buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Anthem's earnings last quarter?

Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 31st. The company reported $3.81 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $3.70 by $0.11. The firm had revenue of $22.98 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $22.85 billion. Anthem had a net margin of 4.98% and a return on equity of 13.99%. Anthem's quarterly revenue was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $2.65 EPS. 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 EPS 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 analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Anthem's stock. Their forecasts range from $151.00 to $372.00. On average, they anticipate Anthem's stock price to reach $302.2143 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 13.3% 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 3 hold ratings and 12 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. 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)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Anthem's prudent acquisitions, improving net investment income, divestitures and ACO arrangements pave the way for long-term growth of the company. Its diverse product portfolio has also helped improving its underwriting results. Following the acquisition of America's 1st Choice and HealthSun Anthem, Anthem emerged as the third largest Medicare Advantage plan in the fast-growing Florida market. The company’s solid medical membership should boost its revenues. Its strong capital position backs effective capital deployment via share buybacks and regular dividends. The company’s shares have witnessed its 2018 and 2019 earnings estimates move upward. However, reduction in individual membership from exits in the ACA-compliant marketplace dragged the top line. Shares of the company have underperformed the growth of its industry in the past year. Loss incurred on public exchange business and rising debt continue to bother." (7/3/2018)

Has Anthem been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about ANTM stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring 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 closest to five being the most favorable. Anthem earned a daily sentiment score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the company a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days.

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 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)
  • Mr. Scott Wayne Anglin, SVP, Treasurer & Chief Investment Officer

Who are Anthem's major shareholders?

Anthem's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.24%), Vanguard Group Inc (7.24%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (1.72%), Alliancebernstein L.P. (1.14%), First Eagle Investment Management LLC (1.14%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.14%). Company insiders that own Anthem stock include Brian T Griffin, Craig E Samitt, Gloria M Mccarthy, John E Gallina, Jose D Tomas, 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 major investors are selling Anthem stock?

ANTM stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including LSV Asset Management, MUFG Americas Holdings Corp, AQR Capital Management LLC, HealthCor Management L.P., Baillie Gifford & Co., Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, CI Global Investments Inc. and Point72 Asset Management L.P.. Company insiders that have sold Anthem company stock in the last year include Brian T Griffin, Craig E Samitt, Gloria M Mccarthy, 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 major investors are buying Anthem stock?

ANTM stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Iridian Asset Management LLC CT, Vanguard Group Inc, Vanguard Group Inc., Morgan Stanley, Jennison Associates LLC, Artemis Investment Management LLP, OppenheimerFunds Inc. and Mackenzie Financial Corp. 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 $266.69.

How big of a company is Anthem?

Anthem has a market capitalization of $71.28 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:  605 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  625 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,230
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Anthem and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ANTM will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe ANTM will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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