Today, Anthem Inc. (ANTM) SVP Sold $113,397.80 in Stock

Today, Anthem Inc. (ANTM) SVP Sold $113,397.80 in Stock
Anthem Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) SVP Ronald W. Penczek sold 820 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $138.29, for a total value of $113,397.80. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 1,320 shares in the company, valued at $182,542.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Shares of Anthem Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) opened at 143.62 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $126.84 and its 200 day moving average price is $129.36. The company has a market cap of $37.83 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.86 and a beta of 0.57. Anthem Inc. has a 1-year low of $114.85 and a 1-year high of $148.00.

Anthem (NYSE:ANTM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 2nd. The company reported $2.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.47 by $0.02. Anthem had a return on equity of 11.64% and a net margin of 2.74%. The company earned $21.13 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $20.77 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $2.73 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Anthem Inc. will post $10.81 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 21st. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 5th will be given a $0.65 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 1st. This represents a $2.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.81%. Anthem’s dividend payout ratio is currently 30.52%.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Wolfe Research raised Anthem from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday. Wells Fargo & Co. raised Anthem from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 15th. Zacks Investment Research raised Anthem from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, November 7th. Leerink Swann upped their price target on Anthem from $155.00 to $160.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 3rd. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald set a $125.00 price target on Anthem and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 2nd. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eleven have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $158.05.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. DNB Asset Management AS raised its position in Anthem by 10.3% in the second quarter. DNB Asset Management AS now owns 72,750 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,555,000 after buying an additional 6,800 shares in the last quarter. Osborn Rohs Williams & Donohoe Ltd raised its position in Anthem by 7.4% in the second quarter. Osborn Rohs Williams & Donohoe Ltd now owns 5,294 shares of the company’s stock valued at $695,000 after buying an additional 366 shares in the last quarter. Cullinan Associates Inc. raised its position in Anthem by 21.3% in the second quarter. Cullinan Associates Inc. now owns 2,850 shares of the company’s stock valued at $374,000 after buying an additional 500 shares in the last quarter. Integrated Investment Consultants LLC raised its position in Anthem by 21.4% in the second quarter. Integrated Investment Consultants LLC now owns 850 shares of the company’s stock valued at $112,000 after buying an additional 150 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Boothbay Fund Management LLC raised its position in Anthem by 3.9% in the first quarter. Boothbay Fund Management LLC now owns 1,607 shares of the company’s stock valued at $223,000 after buying an additional 61 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.13% of the company’s stock.

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