NYSE:ANTM - Anthem Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $304.11 -0.75 (-0.25 %) (As of 03/22/2019 10:38 AM ET)Previous Close$304.86Today's Range$303.8250 - $305.897052-Week Range$215.52 - $317.99Volume222,152 shsAverage Volume1.69 million shsMarket Capitalization$78.16 billionP/E Ratio19.14Dividend Yield1.06%Beta0.93 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive ANTM News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for ANTM and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Hospital & medical service plans Sub-IndustryManaged Health Care SectorMedical Current SymbolNYSE:ANTM Previous Symbol CUSIP94973V10 CIK1156039 Webwww.antheminc.com Phone800-331-1476Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.60 Current Ratio1.56 Quick Ratio1.56Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio19.14 Forward P/E Ratio15.88 P/E Growth1.08 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$92.11 billion Price / Sales0.85 Cash Flow$20.6878 per share Price / Cash Flow14.70 Book Value$110.35 per share Price / Book2.76Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$15.89 Net Income$3.75 billion Net Margins4.07% Return on Equity14.82% Return on Assets5.72%Miscellaneous Employees63,900 Outstanding Shares257,010,000Market Cap$78.16 billion Next Earnings Date4/24/2019 (Estimated) 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 30th. Investors 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.05%. 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 announced that its board has approved a share buyback program on Friday, December 8th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $5,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are often a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued. How were Anthem's earnings last quarter? Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January, 30th. The company reported $2.44 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.20 by $0.24. The business earned $23.30 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $23.27 billion. Anthem had a net margin of 4.07% and a return on equity of 14.82%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $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. 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 (EPS) guidance of $19.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $17.61. The company issued revenue guidance of $100-100 billion. What price target have analysts set for ANTM? 15 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for Anthem's shares. Their predictions range from $255.02 to $391.00. On average, they anticipate Anthem's stock price to reach $332.0014 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 9.0% 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 headlines about ANTM stock have trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog 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 0.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the company a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. Who are some of Anthem's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Anthem include UnitedHealth Group (UNH), Aetna (AET), Cigna (CI), Humana (HUM), Centene (CNC), WellCare Health Plans (WCG), Molina Healthcare (MOH), Trupanion (TRUP) and Advanzeon Solutions (CHCR). 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), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Netflix (NFLX), Bank of America (BAC), Mastercard (MA) and Walt Disney (DIS). 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 variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (10.49%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (1.73%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.32%), Northern Trust Corp (1.18%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.15%) and Boston Partners (1.03%). 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 Two Sigma Advisers LP, Bessemer Group Inc., LSV Asset Management, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, Nordea Investment Management AB, PGGM Investments, Principal Financial Group Inc. and Orbimed Advisors 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 Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Norges Bank, CI Investments Inc., Investec Asset Management LTD, Carmignac Gestion, Geode Capital Management LLC, Samlyn Capital LLC and Lord Abbett & CO. LLC. 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 $304.62. How big of a company is Anthem? Anthem has a market capitalization of $78.29 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 628 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 645 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,273MarketBeat'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 3/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How is a Moving Average Calculated?