NYSE:ANTM - Anthem Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$244.04 -1.12 (-0.46 %)
(As of 06/19/2018 04:06 AM ET)
Previous Close$245.16
Today's Range$243.03 - $246.82
52-Week Range$179.40 - $267.95
Volume1.61 million shs
Average Volume1.56 million shs
Market Capitalization$62.56 billion
P/E Ratio20.27
Dividend Yield1.24%
Beta0.84
Anthem logoAnthem, 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
SymbolNYSE:ANTM
CUSIP94973V10
Phone800-331-1476

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.67
Current Ratio1.49
Quick Ratio1.49

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio20.27
Forward P/E Ratio15.86
P/E Growth1.36

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$90.04 billion
Price / Sales0.69
Cash Flow$15.9503 per share
Price / Cash15.30
Book Value$103.22 per share
Price / Book2.36

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$12.04
Net Income$3.84 billion
Net Margins4.60%
Return on Equity12.77%
Return on Assets4.82%

Miscellaneous

Employees56,000
Outstanding Shares255,200,000

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. Investors 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 dividend yield of 1.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 7th. View Anthem's Dividend History.

How will Anthem's stock buyback program work?

Anthem declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback program on Friday, December 8th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $5,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is 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 (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $4.83 by $0.58. The firm earned $22.34 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $22.55 billion. Anthem had a return on equity of 12.77% and a net margin of 4.60%. Anthem's revenue was up .1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $4.68 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, July, 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Anthem.

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 EPS guidance of more than $15.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $15.13.

What price target have analysts set for ANTM?

18 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month target prices 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 decrease in short interest in the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,818,577 shares, a decrease 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 presently 2.6 days. Approximately 1.5% of the shares of the company are sold short.

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. Ronald William Penczek, Sr. VP & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 53)

Has Anthem been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about ANTM stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Anthem earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 46.19 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Who are Anthem's major shareholders?

Anthem's stock is owned by many different 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 $244.04.

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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Anthem (ANTM)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  523 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  551 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,074
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 6/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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