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Morning Stock Stories: Anthem, Inc. (ANTM)

Today’s top gainers include the company Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) which is in the industry Health Care Plans, gaining 0.00% today. In the last week its performance is 0.62%, and 12.07% for the past quarter. Currently, Anthem, Inc., ANTM has a target price of 195.92, so today’s gain of 0.00% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.00%.

Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM), has a market cap of 50.21 B, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.10%, and institutional ownership is 91.50%.

At the current price of 188.75, it has a dividend yield of 1.38%, and its target price is 195.92. This is with a profit margin of 3.20%, and total debt/equity of 0.66. Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) has a P/E of 18.29, as well as a forward P/E of 14.55.

With a current EPS of 10.32, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 10.18%,Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 4.90%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 11.78%.

Performance for the year is 44.51%. Since its IPO date on 10/30/2001, the total performance to date is 31.29%.

Volume today for Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM), is 0, while its average volume is 1439.06. Whilst the total gain today was 0.00%, it did have a day high of -0.34%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.42%, and 1.61% for the month. The 52-week low for Anthem, Inc., ANTM has been 64.34%, while the 52-week-high has reached -0.34%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 7.80%, and its return on assets is 4.20%. Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) has an operating margin of 6.30%. With a sales growth of 10.70% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Anthem, Inc., ANTM is in the sector Healthcare, its long-term debt/equity is 0.59, and has a current ratio of *TBA and *TBA for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Anthem, Inc.? Well its PEG is 1.55, and the P/S is 0.58, along with a P/B of 1.91. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 7.41.

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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