$3.23 EPS Expected for Anthem Inc (ANTM)

July 17, 2017 - By Marie Mckinney

 $3.23 EPS Expected for Anthem Inc (ANTM)

Wall Street await Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) to release earnings on July, 26 before the open. Analysts forecast EPS of $3.23, down exactly $0.10 or 3.00 % from 2014’s $3.33 EPS. The expected ANTM’s profit could reach $855.89 million giving the stock 14.87 P/E in the case that $3.23 earnings per share is reported. After posting $4.68 EPS for the previous quarter, Anthem Inc’s analysts now forecast -30.98 % negative EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.24% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $192.09. About 942,275 shares traded. Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) has risen 31.86% since July 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.16% the S&P500.

Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) Ratings Coverage

Among 21 analysts covering Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Anthem Inc had 41 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Cantor Fitzgerald to “Overweight” on Friday, April 28. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) earned “Buy” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Monday, July 27. The stock of Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 5. The stock of Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 4 by Stifel Nicolaus. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, October 29 report. The rating was maintained by Leerink Swann on Monday, April 4 with “Outperform”. As per Friday, October 2, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. Bernstein initiated the shares of ANTM in report on Thursday, June 16 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, July 30 by RBC Capital Markets.

Anthem, Inc. is a health benefits company. The company has market cap of $50.90 billion. The Firm operates through three divisions: Commercial and Specialty Business, Government Business and Other. It has a 18.61 P/E ratio. It offers a spectrum of network managed care plans to large and small employer, individual, Medicaid and Medicare markets.

More notable recent Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) news were published by: Stltoday.com which released: “Anthem will sell insurance on Missouri exchange in 2018 — at least for now” on June 19, 2017, also Wsj.com with their article: “Anthem Says Senate Health Bill Will Bolster Individual Insurance Market” published on June 26, 2017, Reuters.com published: “Anthem files lawsuit against Insys Therapeutics” on July 13, 2017. More interesting news about Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) were released by: Marketwatch.com and their article: “Insurer Anthem pulls back on offering Obamacare plans in Nevada” published on June 29, 2017 as well as Bloomberg.com‘s news article titled: “Anthem Agrees to $115 Million Settlement Over Data Breach” with publication date: June 24, 2017.

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