Anthem, Inc. stock performance trend indicates that the stock price has rallied 15.24% in the past 12 Weeks , but analyzing the 6 month charts for the stock , the price continues to stay positive and keep the rally at 34.28% . Looking at the past 52 week period, the stock price is up at 17.94% . Relative price strength is a important factor used by wealth management firms while investing in stocks because the indicator compares the stock performance with the overall market. The relative price strength of Anthem, Inc. has a positive value of 9.5 compared to overall market.Anthem, Inc. is having a Relative Strength Index of 66.99 which indicates the stock is not yet over sold or over bought based on the technical indicators.
Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) has climbed 1.12% in the past week and advanced 5% in the last 4 weeks. In the past week, the company has outperformed the S&P 500 by 0.88% and the outperformance has advanced to 3.81% for the last 4 weeks period.
For the current week, the company shares have a recommendation consensus of Buy. Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) stock ended Friday session in the red zone in a volatile trading. The stock closed down 0.15 points or 0.09% at $168.27 with 1,605,405 shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $168.77, the shares hit an intraday low of $167.06 and an intraday high of $169.15 and the price was in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $44,487 million and the number of outstanding shares has been calculated to be 264,378,580 shares. The 52-week high of Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) is $170.79 and the 52-week low is $114.85.
Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Feb 2, 2017 to Outperform, Raises Price Target to $ 174 from a previous price target of $169 .Anthem Inc was Downgraded by Stifel on Jan 4, 2017 to Hold, Price Target of the shares are set at $155.Anthem Inc was Initiated by Piper Jaffray to Neutral on Jan 4, 2017.
Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Mar 7, 2017, Ronald W Penczek (SVP, Chief Accounting Officer) sold 729 shares at 165.66 per share price.On Mar 3, 2017, Thomas C Zielinski (EVP & General Counsel) sold 22,936 shares at 166.51 per share price.On Jan 10, 2017, Jose D. Tomas (EVP & Chief HR Officer) sold 6,500 shares at 142.92 per share price.
Anthem Inc Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Feb 1, 2017. The company reported $1.76 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.09. Analyst had a consensus of $1.67. The company had revenue of $21484.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $20899.97 million. The companys revenue was up 7.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.14 EPS.
Anthem Inc. is a health care company. The company provides medical products, through its subsidiaries. It operates through Commercial, Consumer and Other segments. The Company offers managed care plans to the large and small employer, individual, Medicaid and senior markets. Anthem, Inc., formerly known as WellPoint, Inc., is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.