Teacher Retirement System of Texas grew its stake in shares of Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) by 123.7% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 198,915 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 109,992 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas owned 0.08% of Anthem worth $37,770,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Toronto Dominion Bank grew its stake in shares of Anthem by 10.4% during the 3rd quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 105,706 shares of the company’s stock valued at $20,072,000 after buying an additional 9,947 shares during the period. Dorsey Wright & Associates purchased a new stake in shares of Anthem during the 3rd quarter valued at $1,687,000. CIBC Asset Management Inc lifted its holdings in shares of Anthem by 2.6% during the 3rd quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc now owns 25,950 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,927,000 after acquiring an additional 654 shares in the last quarter. First Eagle Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Anthem by 2.3% during the 3rd quarter. First Eagle Investment Management LLC now owns 3,103,892 shares of the company’s stock valued at $589,367,000 after acquiring an additional 71,119 shares in the last quarter. Finally, C WorldWide Group Holding A S acquired a new position in shares of Anthem during the 3rd quarter valued at $950,000. 88.91% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Several research firms recently weighed in on ANTM. Leerink Swann restated an “outperform” rating on shares of Anthem in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Credit Suisse Group began coverage on shares of Anthem in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. They set an “outperform” rating and a $234.00 target price on the stock. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on shares of Anthem from $201.00 to $215.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $226.00 target price on shares of Anthem in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Anthem from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. Anthem currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $197.69.

In other Anthem news, insider Joseph Swedish sold 21,125 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $190.63, for a total value of $4,027,058.75. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, SVP Ronald W. Penczek sold 978 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $217.42, for a total transaction of $212,636.76. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 1,222 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $265,687.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 65,955 shares of company stock valued at $13,179,953. Insiders own 0.36% of the company’s stock.

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Shares of Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) traded up $0.19 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $218.46. 2,432,900 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,593,805. The company has a current ratio of 1.51, a quick ratio of 1.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.53. Anthem, Inc. has a twelve month low of $132.65 and a twelve month high of $220.75. The company has a market cap of $56,043.11, a P/E ratio of 17.52, a PEG ratio of 1.71 and a beta of 0.77.

Anthem (NYSE:ANTM) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The company reported $2.65 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.40 by $0.25. Anthem had a net margin of 3.35% and a return on equity of 12.97%. The business had revenue of $22.10 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $22.10 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $2.45 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Anthem, Inc. will post 11.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 21st. Investors of record on Tuesday, December 5th will be given a dividend of $0.70 per share. This represents a $2.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.28%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, December 4th. Anthem’s dividend payout ratio is presently 25.32%.

Anthem Company Profile

Anthem, Inc is a health benefits company. The Company operates through three segments: Commercial and Specialty Business, Government Business and Other. It offers a spectrum of network-based managed care plans to large and small employer, individual, Medicaid and Medicare markets. Its managed care plans include preferred provider organizations; health maintenance organizations; point-of-service plans; indemnity plans and other hybrid plans, including consumer-driven health plans; and hospital only and limited benefit products.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Anthem (NYSE:ANTM)

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