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Latest Technicals: Anthem (NYSE: ANTM)


Anthem is part of the health care plans industry and is part of the healthcare sector. The company CEO is Gail Koziara Boudreaux. Anthem Inc is a health benefits company offering a network-based managed care plans to the large and small employer, individual, Medicaid and Medicare markets. Its business segments are Commercial and Specialty Business, Government Business and Other.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The ANTM stock showed a previous change of 0.52% with an open at 277.54 and a close of 278.13. It reached an intraday high of 279.85 and a low of 276.31.

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The stock has a market cap of $71.5b with 257.2m shares outstanding, of which the float is 252.9m shares. Trading volume reached 1,350,721 shares compared to its average volume of 1,737,769 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Anthem shares returned 0.90% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 4.71%. Over three months, it changed -10.64%. In one year it has changed 20.73% and within that year its 52-week high was 317.99 and its 52-week low was 226.23. ANTM stock is 22.94% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 275.36 and a 50 day moving average of 269.05. Currently ANTM stock is trading 1.00% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 14.2 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 19.59. Based on 9 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 5.83. The TTM EPS is 15.91, which comes to a TTM PE of 17.48. Historically, the PE high was 25.70 and the PE low was 10.00. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 159.11, which is a decrease of -42.79%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 04/24/2019): 5.91
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 01/30/2019): 1.61
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 10/31/2018): 3.62
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 07/25/2018): 3.98
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 04/25/2018): 4.99

The dividend per share is currently 3.20, which is a dividend yield of 1.15%. Also, the payout ratio is 20.11%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 678.65, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 59.02%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 4,501,041, which was 1.75% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 1.61. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.72.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 14.61%, return on assets is 5.65%, profit margin is 4.25%, price-to-sales is 0.76 and price-to-book is 2.38.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 3  :Valuation Score
 2  :Past Performance Score
 4  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 2  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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