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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Anthem, Inc., ANTM

Anthem, Inc., ANTM is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Health Care Plans in the sector of Healthcare. Based in USA, Anthem, Inc., ANTMĀ  has a market cap of 32201.72. Since its IPO date on the 10/30/2001, Anthem, Inc., ANTM performance year to date is -10.86%. Today Anthem, Inc., ANTM has gained -0.37%, with a current price of 122.44.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 91.60%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 28.80%. Return of assets are at 3.70%, with return on investment at 8.30%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Anthem, Inc., ANTM is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.59. While Total debt/equity is 0.64. With a profit margin of 2.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 6.10%. Anthem, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Anthem, Inc., ANTM has seen a EPS growth of 4.80%. A performance for the year of -12.59%. The 52-week high is -16.68%, and the 52-week low is 7.49%. The average volume for Anthem, Inc., ANTM is 1596300.

With a target price of 162.5, can Anthem, Inc., ANTM reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Anthem, Inc., ANTM. Anthem, Inc. has a P/E of 14.16 and a forward P/E of 10.34. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.3. Anthem, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.39 and 1.33 respectively. For P/cash, Anthem, Inc. has a value of 20.35, while it is 16.67 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 122.44, Anthem, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.12%. We see a return on equity of 9.90%.

Looking more long-term Anthem, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.86%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.89% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 4.80% for this year and for the last five years a 6.20% growth has been seen.

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