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Is Anthem, Inc.(NYSE: ANTM), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Anthem, Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/30/2001. Anthem, Inc. is in the Health Care Plans industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Anthem, Inc., is 1871.11, and so far today it has a volume of 2124500. Performance year to date since the 10/30/2001 is -7.05%.

To help you determine whether Anthem, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 14.77 and forward P/E is 10.69. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Anthem, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.35. P/S ratio is 0.41 and the P/B ratio is 1.39. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 21.22 and 17.38 respectively.

At the current price Anthem, Inc. is trading at, 127.67 (1.45% today), Anthem, Inc. has a dividend yield of 2.04%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 28.80%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 8.65, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.46% after growing 4.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -7.10%, and 7.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 263, and the number of shares float is 262.61. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 91.70%. The float short is 2.84%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.98. Management has seen a return on assets of 3.70%, and also a return on investment of 8.30%.

The ability for Anthem, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.59 and total debt/equity is 0.64. In terms of margins, Anthem, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 6.10%, and Anthem, Inc. has a profit margin of 2.80%.

The 52 week high is -14.59%, with 12.09% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.41% and the 200 day simple moving average is -3.79%.

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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