Anthem, Inc is a healthcare plans business based in the US. Anthem shares (ANTM) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Anthem employs 83,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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- ANTM shares summary
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- Is ANTM stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Can I short ANTM shares?
- Is ANTM suitable for ethical investing?
- Are ANTM shares over-valued?
- Anthem's financials
- How volatile are ANTM shares?
- Does Anthem pay a dividend?
- Have ANTM shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Anthem stock price (NYSE: ANTM)Use our graph to track the performance of ANTM stocks over time.
Anthem shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$393.20|
|52-week range||$241.87 - $404.83|
|50-day moving average||$385.77|
|200-day moving average||$356.13|
|Wall St. target price||$427.00|
|Dividend yield||$3.98 (1.04%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$18.69|
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Anthem price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-17)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-06-28)||3.23%|
|3 months (2021-04-28)||4.78%|
|6 months (2021-01-24)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-24)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-24)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-24)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-24)||N/A|
Is Anthem under- or over-valued?
Valuing Anthem stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Anthem's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Anthem's P/E ratio
Anthem's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Anthem shares trade at around 21x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Anthem's PEG ratio
Anthem's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4401. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Anthem's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Anthem's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $9.1 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Anthem's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$124.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||6.7%|
|Gross profit TTM||$33.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.86%|
|Return on equity TTM||14.38%|
|Market capitalisation||$94.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Anthem shares
There are currently 2.5 million Anthem shares held short by investors – that's known as Anthem's "short interest". This figure is 15.3% down from 2.9 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Anthem shares can be evaluated.
Anthem's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Anthem's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Anthem shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Anthem shares traded daily (recently around 1.0 million). Anthem's SIR currently stands at 2.41. In other words for every 100,000 Anthem shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2410 shares are currently held short.
However Anthem's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Anthem shares, or, against the total number of tradable Anthem shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Anthem's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Anthem shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0102% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Anthem shares, roughly 10 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Anthem.
Find out more about how you can short Anthem stock.
Anthem's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Anthem.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Anthem's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 17.94
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Anthem's overall score of 17.94 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 13rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Anthem is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Anthem's environmental score
Environmental score: 1.55/100
Anthem's environmental score of 1.55 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Anthem is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Anthem's social score
Social score: 10.27/100
Anthem's social score of 10.27 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Anthem is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Anthem's governance score
Governance score: 8.63/100
Anthem's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Anthem is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Anthem's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Anthem scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Anthem has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||17.94|
|Total ESG percentile||12.86|
|Environmental score percentile||4|
|Social score percentile||4|
|Governance score percentile||4|
|Level of controversy||2|
Anthem share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 18.13% of net profits
Recently Anthem has paid out, on average, around 18.13% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.18% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Anthem shareholders could enjoy a 1.18% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Anthem's case, that would currently equate to about $3.98 per share.
While Anthem's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Anthem is investing more in its future growth.
Anthem's most recent dividend payout was on 24 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Anthem's shares ever split?
Anthem's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 31 May 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Anthem shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Anthem shares which in turn could have impacted Anthem's share price.
Anthem share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Anthem's shares have ranged in value from as little as $241.8728 up to $404.8294. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Anthem's is 1.0457. This would suggest that Anthem's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Anthem, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, operates as a health benefits company in the United States. It operates through four segments: Commercial & Specialty Business, Government Business, IngenioRx, and Other. The company offers a spectrum of network-based managed care health benefit plans to large and small groups, individuals, Medicaid, and Medicare markets. Its managed care plans include preferred provider organizations; health maintenance organizations; point-of-service plans; traditional indemnity plans and other hybrid plans, including consumer-driven health plans; and hospital only and limited benefit products. The company also provides a range of managed care services to self-funded customers, including claims processing, underwriting, stop loss insurance, actuarial services, provider network access, medical cost management, disease management, wellness programs, and other administrative services. In addition, it offers an array of specialty and other insurance products and services, such as pharmacy benefits management, dental, vision, life and disability insurance benefits, radiology benefit management, and analytics-driven personal health care.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Anthem is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.217% of Anthem shares are held by insiders and 94.017% by institutions. How many people work for Anthem?
Latest data suggests 83,400 work at Anthem. When does the fiscal year end for Anthem?
Anthem's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Anthem based?
Anthem's address is: 220 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, United States, 46204 What is Anthem's ISIN number?
Anthem's international securities identification number is: US0367521038 What is Anthem's CUSIP number?
Anthem's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 03674B104
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