January 24, 2018

Anthem, Inc. (ANTM) Analysts See $1.25 EPS

13 January 2018, 10:56 | Hattie Nash

Ny Shar (UN) stake by 4.39% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. The company had revenue of $22.10 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $22.10 billion. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,161,736 shares of the company's stock worth $218,554,000 after purchasing an additional 1,122,159 shares during the last quarter. About 12,377 shares traded. Deere & Company (DE) has risen 46.99% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.85% the S&P500. NEXT Financial Group Inc now owns 803 shares of the company's stock worth $101,000 after buying an additional 272 shares during the period. Salem Investment Counselors Inc. now owns 710 shares of the company's stock worth $134,000 after purchasing an additional 10 shares during the period. The hedge fund held 58,600 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $11.13 million, down from 99,600 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The company has a market cap of $60,250.00, a PE ratio of 21.22, a PEG ratio of 1.70 and a beta of 0.79.

The stock decreased 0.40% or $0.66 during the last trading session, reaching $164.94. The Zeke Capital Advisors Llc holds 4,402 shares with $836,000 value, up from 1,945 last quarter. It has outperformed by 15.16% the S&P500.

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Among 54 analysts covering Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), 38 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Berenberg upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Friday, September 25 report. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. As per Thursday, October 29, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a "buy" rating and issued a $215.00 target price on shares of Anthem in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of EURN in report on Friday, October 27 with "Hold" rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of ANTM in report on Monday, October 2 with "Buy" rating. As per Wednesday, January 3, the company rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, December 1 by Bank of America. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Thursday, April 27 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, June 7 with "Hold". Assenagon Asset Management S.A. purchased a new stake in shares of Anthem in the third quarter worth approximately $101,758,000. Finally, Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Anthem by 33.1% during the 2nd quarter. Jefferies maintained the shares of ANTM in report on Wednesday, June 7 with "Hold" rating. The company reported $2.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.40 by $0.25. SCL's profit will be $15.77M for 28.22 P/E if the $0.70 EPS becomes a reality. After having $2.65 EPS previously, Anthem, Inc.'s analysts see -52.83% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in Q3 2017. The company has a quick ratio of 1.51, a current ratio of 1.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. It turned negative, as 40 investors sold CF shares while 147 reduced holdings. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB boosted its stake in Anthem by 1.9% during the 3rd quarter. (NYSE:CF). Bailard Incorporated accumulated 6,680 shares. Putnam Ltd Liability Com stated it has 8.87 million shares. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 1,222 shares in the company, valued at $265,687.24. The shares were sold at an average price of $131.48, for a total transaction of $3,222,969.24. Jolley Asset Limited Liability Co holds 0.02% or 325 shares in its portfolio. Tower Research Capital Ltd (Trc) has invested 0% in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:C). Condor Mngmt holds 0.47% or 32,182 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio has invested 0.27% in Netflix, Inc. Mirador LP has 4,591 shares for 0.2% of their portfolio.

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Analysts await Netflix, Inc. They expect $0.42 earnings per share, up 180.00% or $0.27 from last year's $0.15 per share. After $1.57 actual EPS reported by Deere & Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.57% negative EPS growth. (NYSE:ANTM) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, September 20 by Cowen & Co. Therefore 56% are positive. Euronav NV had 20 analyst reports since August 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Leerink Swann reissued an "outperform" rating on shares of Anthem in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. The company was upgraded on Friday, January 13 by Deutsche Bank. Also, SVP Ronald W. Penczek sold 820 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 22nd.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 21st. The stock now has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $206.60. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, October 13 by Jefferies. Citigroup maintained Citigroup Inc.

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