Stock Price of Anthem, Inc. (ANTM) Increases 3.74%

Stock price performance of Anthem, Inc. is analyzed for various periods using several stock trading signals. In this case, The stock price has rallied 19% 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 22.82% . Looking at the past 52 week period, the stock price is up at 28.94% . 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 3.44 compared to overall market. For the current week, the company shares have a recommendation consensus of Buy. The stock has recorded a 20-day Moving Average of 4.36% and the 50-Day Moving Average is 6%.The 200 Day SMA reached 15.21%

Based on the Stock Research Anthem, Inc. Relative Strength Index signal is in over bought territory with a range of 69.59. Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) has climbed 3.74% in the past week and advanced 10.2% in the last 4 weeks. In the past week, the company has outperformed the S&P 500 by 3.61% and the outperformance has advanced to 9.22% for the last 4 weeks period.

Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Jan 10, 2017, Jose D. Tomas (EVP & Chief HR Officer) sold 6,500 shares at 142.92 per share price.On Dec 13, 2016, Joseph Swedish (Chair, President & CEO) sold 8,176 shares at 144.31 per share price.On Nov 22, 2016, Ronald W Penczek (SVP, Chief Accounting Officer) sold 820 shares at 138.29 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.

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. Anthem Inc was Upgraded by Wells Fargo to Outperform on Nov 15, 2016.

Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) : On Friday heightened volatility was witnessed in Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) which led to swings in the share price. The stock opened for trading at $158.58 and hit $161.8 on the upside , eventually ending the session at $159.08, with a gain of 0.9% or 1.42 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 1,988,812 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $161.8 and the company has a market cap of $41,907 million. The 52-week low of the share price is at $114.85 .

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.

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