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

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$239.62 +3.37 (+1.43 %)
(As of 04/22/2019 06:14 AM ET)
Previous Close$236.25
Today's Range$230.51 - $241.44
52-Week Range$219.96 - $317.99
Volume3.98 million shs
Average Volume2.50 million shs
Market Capitalization$61.64 billion
P/E Ratio15.08
Dividend Yield1.34%
Beta0.92
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, 2018, it served 40 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

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$92.11 billion
Cash Flow$20.6036 per share
Book Value$110.35 per share

Profitability

Net Income$3.75 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees63,900
Market Cap$61.64 billion
Next Earnings Date4/24/2019 (Confirmed)
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, January 30th. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 18th will be given a dividend of $0.80 per share on Friday, March 29th. This represents a $3.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.34%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 15th. This is an increase from Anthem's previous quarterly dividend of $0.75. View Anthem's Dividend History.

How will Anthem's stock buyback program work?

Anthem declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Friday, December 8th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $5,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Anthem's earnings last quarter?

Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January, 30th. The company reported $2.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.20 by $0.24. The company had revenue of $23.30 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $23.27 billion. Anthem had a return on equity of 14.82% and a net margin of 4.07%. Anthem's revenue was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.29 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, April 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Anthem.

How can I listen to Anthem's earnings call?

Anthem will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, April 24th at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8005535260.

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

Anthem issued an update on its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Wednesday, January, 30th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $19.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $17.61. The company issued revenue guidance of $100-100 billion.

What price target have analysts set for ANTM?

15 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Anthem's stock. Their forecasts range from $255.02 to $391.00. On average, they anticipate Anthem's stock price to reach $332.5729 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 38.8% 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 fourth-quarter 2018 earnings of $2.44 per share surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 10.9%. The bottom line soared 89.1% year over year, driven by a solid operating performance and contribution across all core businesses. Its shares have outperformed the industry in a year’s time. The company's prudent acquisitions and an improving top line pave the way for long-term growth. A diverse product portfolio has also helped the company enhance its underwriting results. Anthem’s strong capital position backs effective capital deployment via share buybacks and regular dividends. However, its declining membership persistently bothers. Also, the company has been suffering from high benefit costs and selling, general and administrative expense." (2/1/2019)
  • 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?

Media stories about ANTM stock have trended somewhat positive on Monday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. 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 daily sentiment score of 1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.

Who are some of Anthem's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Anthem own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Anthem investors own include UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Visa (V), Boeing (BA), Alibaba Group (BABA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Bank of America (BAC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Netflix (NFLX), Mastercard (MA) and AT&T (T).

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. Joseph R. Swedish M.H.A., Advisor (Age 67)

Who are Anthem's major shareholders?

Anthem's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Focused Investors LLC (0.25%), Strs Ohio (0.14%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.10%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.07%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.05%) and Huntington National Bank (0.05%). 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 major investors are selling Anthem stock?

ANTM stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Focused Investors LLC, DNB Asset Management AS, Empire Life Investments Inc., Delta Capital Management LLC, Bowling Portfolio Management LLC, Rhenman & Partners Asset Management AB and Chartwell Investment Partners LLC. Company insiders that have sold Anthem company stock in the last year include Brian T Griffin, Craig E Samitt, Gloria M Mccarthy, 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 Pennsylvania Trust Co, Pennsylvania Trust Co, Pacer Advisors Inc., Huntington National Bank, Pensionfund DSM Netherlands, Sciencast Management LP, Virtu Financial LLC and Pensionfund Sabic. 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 $239.62.

How big of a company is Anthem?

Anthem has a market capitalization of $61.64 billion and generates $92.11 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $3.75 billion in net income (profit) each year or $15.89 on an earnings per share basis. Anthem employs 63,900 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 220 VIRGINIA AVENUE, 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:  639 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  657 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,296
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This page was last updated on 4/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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