Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) SVP Ronald W. Penczek sold 867 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $187.46, for a total value of $162,527.82. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 1,872 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $350,925.12. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.

Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) traded up 0.64% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $189.96. The stock had a trading volume of 1,864,260 shares. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $182.60 and its 200-day moving average is $163.91. Anthem, Inc. has a one year low of $114.85 and a one year high of $190.26. The company has a market cap of $50.34 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.41 and a beta of 0.68.

Anthem (NYSE:ANTM) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The company reported $4.68 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.85 by $0.83. The company had revenue of $22.32 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $21.23 billion. Anthem had a net margin of 3.19% and a return on equity of 13.13%. Anthem’s revenue was up 9.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $3.46 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that Anthem, Inc. will post $11.78 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Anthem (NYSE:ANTM)

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 9th will be issued a dividend of $0.65 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 7th. This represents a $2.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.37%. Anthem’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 25.22%.

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Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of ANTM. Polar Capital LLP increased its position in shares of Anthem by 4.8% in the third quarter. Polar Capital LLP now owns 508,539 shares of the company’s stock worth $63,725,000 after buying an additional 23,291 shares in the last quarter. Bloom Tree Partners LLC increased its position in shares of Anthem by 28.5% in the third quarter. Bloom Tree Partners LLC now owns 463,286 shares of the company’s stock worth $58,054,000 after buying an additional 102,870 shares in the last quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC increased its position in shares of Anthem by 2.6% in the third quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC now owns 282,907 shares of the company’s stock worth $35,438,000 after buying an additional 7,274 shares in the last quarter. United Services Automobile Association increased its position in shares of Anthem by 5.1% in the third quarter. United Services Automobile Association now owns 408,985 shares of the company’s stock worth $51,250,000 after buying an additional 19,985 shares in the last quarter. Finally, OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp increased its position in shares of Anthem by 69.7% in the third quarter. OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp now owns 837,350 shares of the company’s stock worth $104,928,000 after buying an additional 344,050 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 88.74% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts recently commented on ANTM shares. Deutsche Bank AG assumed coverage on Anthem in a report on Wednesday, April 5th. They set a “hold” rating and a $166.00 target price on the stock. Sanford C. Bernstein increased their target price on Anthem from $202.00 to $212.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, April 28th. Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $165.00 target price on shares of Anthem in a report on Monday, April 24th. Jefferies Group LLC increased their target price on Anthem from $172.00 to $177.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, March 30th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $183.00 price target (up previously from $179.00) on shares of Anthem in a report on Thursday, April 27th. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $164.56.

Anthem Company Profile

Anthem, Inc is a health benefits company. The Company operates through three segments: Commercial and Specialty Business, Government Business and Other. It offers a spectrum of network-based managed care plans to large and small employer, individual, Medicaid and Medicare markets. Its managed care plans include preferred provider organizations; health maintenance organizations; point-of-service plans; indemnity plans and other hybrid plans, including consumer-driven health plans; and hospital only and limited benefit products.

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