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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM)?

The company in question is, Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) currently with a stock price of 118.28 (-2.32% today). The market cap for Anthem, Inc. is 31105.27, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Health Care Plans industry. The target price for Anthem, Inc. is 162.5. Currently Anthem, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 13.68, and a forward P/E of 9.99. Average volume for Anthem, Inc. is 1758.58 and so far today it is 3199000.

Performance in the last year for Anthem, Inc. has been -17.97%. For EPS growth, Anthem, Inc. has seen a growth of 4.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 9.02%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 6.20% over the last five years and could be 10.86% for the next five years. Anthem, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 7.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -7.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is -5.84%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -10.09%.

Since the IPO date for Anthem, Inc. on the 10/30/2001, Anthem, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -13.89%. With Anthem, Inc. trading at 118.28, the dividend yield is 2.20%, and the EPS is 8.65.

So could Anthem, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 13.68. The PEG is 1.26, P/S is 0.38 and the P/B is at 1.28. The P/cash is 19.65, with P/free cash flow at 16.11.

Anthem, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.59, and total debt/equity at 0.64.

In terms of margins, Anthem, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 6.10% and a profit margin of 2.80%.Payout ratio for Anthem, Inc. is 28.80%. Return on assets come to 3.70% with return on investment coming to 8.30%.

Insider ownership for Anthem, Inc., is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 91.40%. Outstanding shares are at 262.98. While shares float is 262.16. The float short is currently 3.04%, and short ratio is 4.53.

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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