Anthem Inc (ANTM) Shares Sold by Nordea Investment Management AB

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Nordea Investment Management AB cut its position in Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) by 9.2% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 2,541,934 shares of the company’s stock after selling 258,101 shares during the quarter. Anthem makes up about 1.6% of Nordea Investment Management AB’s holdings, making the stock its 10th biggest position. Nordea Investment Management AB owned about 0.98% of Anthem worth $667,588,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Prime Capital Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Anthem in the 4th quarter worth $28,000. Laurel Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Anthem in the 4th quarter worth $36,000. Athena Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Anthem in the 4th quarter worth $39,000. Semmax Financial Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in Anthem in the 4th quarter worth $42,000. Finally, Financial Gravity Companies Inc. acquired a new stake in Anthem in the 4th quarter worth $49,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.09% of the company’s stock.

In other news, EVP Gloria M. Mccarthy sold 7,700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $265.00, for a total transaction of $2,040,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 46,456 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $12,310,840. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Gloria M. Mccarthy sold 7,701 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $303.73, for a total transaction of $2,339,024.73. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 23,601 shares of company stock valued at $6,862,346 over the last ninety days. 0.17% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Several research firms have issued reports on ANTM. Barclays set a $338.00 price target on shares of Anthem and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, March 8th. Credit Suisse Group raised their price target on shares of Anthem from $344.00 to $368.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, March 8th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Anthem from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Anthem from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $333.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 1st. Finally, Stephens raised their price target on shares of Anthem from $310.00 to $350.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 31st. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $332.07.

NYSE:ANTM opened at $252.85 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $65.05 billion, a PE ratio of 15.91, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.98 and a beta of 0.92. Anthem Inc has a 52 week low of $219.96 and a 52 week high of $317.99. The company has a quick ratio of 1.56, a current ratio of 1.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.60.

Anthem (NYSE:ANTM) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 30th. The company reported $2.44 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.20 by $0.24. The company had revenue of $23.30 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $23.27 billion. Anthem had a net margin of 4.07% and a return on equity of 14.82%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.29 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Anthem Inc will post 19.15 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 29th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 18th were issued a dividend of $0.80 per share. This represents a $3.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.27%. This is an increase from Anthem’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.75. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 15th. Anthem’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 20.14%.

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Anthem Profile

Anthem, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates as a health benefits company in the United States. It operates through three segments: Commercial & Specialty Business, Government Business, and Other. The company offers a spectrum of network-based managed care health benefit plans to large and small group, individual, Medicaid, and Medicare markets.

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