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How to buy Anthem (ANTM) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Anthem stocks.

Anthem is a healthcare plans business based in the US. Anthem stocks (ANTM.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $419.66 – an increase of 0.13% over the previous week. Anthem employs 83,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $133.9 billion.

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Anthem stock price (NYSE:ANTM)

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Anthem shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-17.
Latest market close$452.72
52-week range$282.61 - $470.02
50-day moving average $434.65
200-day moving average $397.34
Wall St. target price$483.87
PE ratio 20.341
Dividend yield $4.34 (1%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $22.23

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Is it a good time to buy Anthem stock?

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Anthem price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $452.72 from 2022-01-20

1 week (2022-01-12) 0.20%
1 month (2021-12-17) 1.71%
3 months (2021-10-17) N/A
6 months (2021-07-21) 18.02%
1 year (2021-01-21) 40.73%
2 years (2020-01-21) 47.95%
3 years (2019-01-18) 70.12%
5 years (2017-01-20) 200.55%

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 20x. In other words, Anthem shares trade at around 20x 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 1.3139. 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

Anthem's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $8.8 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Anthem's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Anthem financials

Revenue TTM $133.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.93%
Gross profit TTM $33.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.37%
Return on equity TTM 15.84%
Profit margin 4.12%
Book value $147.16
Market capitalisation $109.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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 01/01/2019) 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.

Anthem share dividends

19%

Dividend payout ratio: 19.34% of net profits

Recently Anthem has paid out, on average, around 19.34% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1% 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% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Anthem's case, that would currently equate to about $4.34 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 21 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Anthem's shares ever split?

Anthem's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 June 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 $282.6088 up to $470.02. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ANTM.US volatility(beta: 1.07)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.0664. 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 overview

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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