First Quadrant LP Increased Anthem INC (ANTM) Stake as Shares Declined

Monday, 16 Apr, 2018

Insiders have sold 139,246 shares of company stock worth $32,966,554 over the last quarter. At the end of 2017Q4, the 165,870 shares of the health care company held by the institutional investor were valued at $37.32 million, up from 71,646 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Firefly Value Partners Lp who had been investing in Anthem Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $56.80 billion market cap company. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 9th were issued a $0.75 dividend. About 987,525 shares traded. Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) has risen 35.30% since April 15, 2017 and is uptrending. ANTM outperformed the S&P500 by 23.75%. 675.47 million shares or 0.60% less from 679.57 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Third Point Llc who had been investing in Vulcan Matls Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $14.93 billion market cap company. Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) has risen 1.98% since April 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 38.52% the S&P500. For the next year, analysts expect that the firm will post earnings of $16.61 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $16.11 to $18.00. (NYSE:ANTM) rating on Thursday, February 1. Therefore 63% are positive.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 24th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and sixteen have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Presently, the 14-day ADX for Anthem Inc (ANTX) is 20.93. The rating was downgraded by Evercore to "Underperform" on Friday, July 21. On Wednesday, January 31 the firm has "Buy" rating given by Piper Jaffray. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 13 by Deutsche Bank. BTIG Research maintained Proofpoint, Inc. The stock has "Overweight" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, January 5. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald began coverage on shares of Anthem in a research note on Monday, February 6th.

Anthem, Inc is a health benefits company. (NYSE:LOW) to report earnings on May, 23.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q4 2017. It's down -0.32, from 0.85 in 2017Q3. Dowling & Yahnke LLC increased its position in shares of Anthem by 3.3% in the 4th quarter. Kentucky Retirement invested in 0.07% or 8,157 shares. 3,659 are owned by Indexiq Advsrs Ltd Llc. Stevens Cap Mngmt LP invested 0.01% in Proofpoint, Inc. It dropped, as 48 investors sold LOW shares while 437 reduced holdings. The company has a current ratio of 1.55, a quick ratio of 1.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66. Moreover, Sigma Counselors has 0.59% invested in Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 16,664 shares. About 1.47 million shares traded. Paloma Prns Management invested 0.02% in Proofpoint, Inc. Gateway Investment Advisers Ltd Llc invested in 0.01% or 7,296 shares. They expect $1.30 earnings per share, up 26.21% or $0.27 from last year's $1.03 per share. Messner & Smith Theme Value Investment Management Ltd Ca owns 23,850 shares or 0.01% of their USA portfolio. First Quadrant LP has cut its stake in General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) and also reduced its holding in Cdw Corp De (NASDAQ:CDW) by 208,831 shares in the quarter, for a total of 76,879 shares. Therefore 67% are positive. Shire plc (ADR) had 76 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 28 by RBC Capital Markets.

Anthem (NYSE:ANTM) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Monday, April 4 by Leerink Swann. According to today's trading volume Anthem, Inc.is BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing BELOW Abnormal volume in the past 150 days. Nomura maintained the shares of HAL in report on Thursday, October 20 with "Buy" rating. After $1.29 actual EPS reported by Anthem, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 296.90% EPS growth. (NYSE:ANTM) rating. Cantor Fitzgerald has "Buy" rating and $275.0 target. The firm has "Mkt Perform" rating given on Thursday, October 29 by FBR Capital. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Thursday, February 1 by Wells Fargo. The stock has "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, June 7. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.76 EPS. equities analysts predict that Anthem Inc will post 15.1 EPS for the current year. The company is expected to report its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, April 25th. Anthem's revenue was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter a year ago. ANTM's profit will be $1.31B for 10.84 P/E if the $5.12 EPS becomes a reality. Icon Wealth Partners LLC bought a new position in shares of Anthem in the fourth quarter worth approximately $126,000.

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