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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., ANTM  has a market cap of 38272.56. Since its IPO date on the 10/30/2001, Anthem, Inc., ANTM performance year to date is 5.77%. Today Anthem, Inc., ANTM has gained -0.58%, with a current price of 144.44.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 89.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 29.60%. Return of assets are at 3.60%, 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 0.58. While Total debt/equity is 0.63. With a profit margin of 2.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 6.00%. 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 13.64%. The 52-week high is -1.41%, and the 52-week low is 26.81%. The average volume for Anthem, Inc., ANTM is 161111.

With a target price of 153.71, can Anthem, Inc., ANTM reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Anthem, Inc., ANTM. Anthem, Inc. has a P/E of 17.06 and a forward P/E of 12.62. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.55. Anthem, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.46 and 1.55 respectively. For P/cash, Anthem, Inc. has a value of 15.03, while it is 14.96 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 144.44, Anthem, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.79%. We see a return on equity of 9.60%.

Looking more long-term Anthem, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.98%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 6.51% 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.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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