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Morning Trending Tickers: Anthem, Inc., (ANTM)

Friday February 24th 2017: 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 51.55 B. Since its IPO date on the 10/30/2001, Anthem, Inc., ANTM performance year to date is 34.62%. Today Anthem, Inc., ANTM has gained -0.26%, with a current price of 193.04.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 91.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 24.70%. Return of assets are at 4.20%, with return on investment at 7.80%.

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 0.66. With a profit margin of 3.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 6.30%. 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 -1.80%. A performance for the year of 46.75%. The 52-week high is -0.97%, and the 52-week low is 68.08%. The average volume for Anthem, Inc., ANTM is 396653.

With a target price of 196.44, can Anthem, Inc., ANTM reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Anthem, Inc., ANTM. Anthem, Inc. has a P/E of 18.75 and a forward P/E of 14.91. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.59. Anthem, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.59 and 1.96 respectively. For P/cash, Anthem, Inc. has a value of 7.61, while it is 23.04 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 193.04, Anthem, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.34%. We see a return on equity of 11.10%.

Looking more long-term Anthem, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.78%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.25% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -1.80% for this year and for the last five years a 4.90% growth has been seen.

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