Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec lifted its position in shares of Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) by 2.4% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 167,282 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,900 shares during the quarter. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec owned about 0.07% of Anthem worth $31,897,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in ANTM. Engineers Gate Manager LP increased its position in Anthem by 8.4% in the third quarter. Engineers Gate Manager LP now owns 31,617 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,003,000 after buying an additional 2,455 shares in the last quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp boosted its position in Anthem by 216.4% during the 3rd quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 97,504 shares of the company’s stock valued at $18,514,000 after acquiring an additional 66,683 shares in the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp boosted its position in Anthem by 4.1% during the 3rd quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 27,350 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,187,000 after acquiring an additional 1,074 shares in the last quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. boosted its position in Anthem by 28.7% during the 3rd quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. now owns 50,842 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,654,000 after acquiring an additional 11,332 shares in the last quarter. Finally, FDO Partners LLC bought a new stake in Anthem during the 3rd quarter valued at $274,000. Institutional investors own 87.26% of the company’s stock.

In related news, SVP Ronald W. Penczek sold 978 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $217.42, for a total value of $212,636.76. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 1,222 shares in the company, valued at $265,687.24. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Joseph Swedish sold 21,125 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $190.63, for a total value of $4,027,058.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 65,955 shares of company stock worth $13,907,287. Insiders own 0.36% of the company’s stock.

ANTM has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Anthem in a research report on Wednesday. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $215.00 price objective on shares of Anthem in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. BMO Capital Markets initiated coverage on Anthem in a research report on Monday, October 16th. They issued a “market perform” rating for the company. Jefferies Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $204.00 price objective on shares of Anthem in a research report on Sunday, August 20th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $202.00 price objective on shares of Anthem in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Eight analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the stock. Anthem has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $201.07.

Shares of Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) opened at $223.49 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.51, a current ratio of 1.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. Anthem, Inc. has a twelve month low of $140.50 and a twelve month high of $236.39. The stock has a market capitalization of $57,758.27, a PE ratio of 18.05, a P/E/G ratio of 1.76 and a beta of 0.79.

Anthem (NYSE:ANTM) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The company reported $2.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.40 by $0.25. Anthem had a return on equity of 12.97% and a net margin of 3.35%. The company had revenue of $22.10 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $22.10 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $2.45 EPS. Anthem’s revenue was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Anthem, Inc. will post 11.97 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 5th will be issued a dividend of $0.70 per share. This represents a $2.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.25%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, December 4th. Anthem’s dividend payout ratio is currently 25.32%.

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Anthem 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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