First Quadrant LP Raised Anthem (ANTM) Holding; Trover Solutions Has 0.53 Sentiment

Lloyd Doyle
April 16, 2018

Firefly Value Partners Lp who had been investing in Anthem Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $56.80B market cap company. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 9th were issued a $0.75 dividend. 987,525 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,490,874. The stock increased 0.71% or $1.56 during the last trading session, reaching $222.02.Currently Anthem, Inc.is uptrending after 35.30% change in last April 15, 2017. ANTM outperformed the S&P 500 by 23.75%. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Anthem, Inc. Insiders sold 221,175 shares of company stock valued at $52,201,832 over the last ninety days. The company reported $1.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.25 by $0.04. Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) has declined 1.88% since April 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 9.57% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.17, from 1.16 in 2017Q3. Bartlett & Co. LLC raised its position in shares of Anthem by 50.5% in the fourth quarter. 675.47 million shares or 0.60% less from 679.57 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Corporate insiders own 0.36% of the company's stock. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Halliburton Company (NYSE:HAL) for 240,936 shares. Mutual Of America Cap Mngmt Llc stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). (NASDAQ:PFPT). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 16,664 shares. Ftb Advsr invested 0% in Proofpoint, Inc. The Ontario - Canada-based Bank Of Montreal Can has invested 0% in the stock. Paloma Prns Management invested 0.02% in Proofpoint, Inc. (NYSE:LOW) for 16,425 shares. Granite Inv Prtn Limited Com reported 13,250 shares stake. Boothbay Fund holds 0.03% in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) or 1,682 shares.

The First Quadrant L P's stake in Taylor Morrison Home Corp A (NYSE:TMHC) was reduced by 218,316 shares to 155,281 shares valued at $3.80M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in International Business Machs (NYSE:IBM) by 17,920 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 177,014 shares, and cut its stake in Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM). The company had revenue of $22.45 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $22.17 billion. (NYSE:LOW), 22 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 13 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Nordic American Tanker Shipping had 29 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, July 27 by Sterne Agee CRT. As per Wednesday, January 3, the company rating was upgraded by PiperJaffray. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. UBS maintained Lowe's Companies, Inc. On Friday, January 12 the rating was upgraded by Jefferies to "Buy". Farallon Capital Management LLC now owns 823,000 shares of the company's stock valued at $185,183,000 after acquiring an additional 613,000 shares during the last quarter. (NYSE:ANTM) earned "Hold" rating by Jefferies. On Wednesday, July 5 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". On Thursday, October 5 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Buy". The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, July 19 by Societe Generale.

Analysts await Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) to report earnings on April, 19. The stock decreased 1.81% or $2.08 during the last trading session, reaching $112.81. Therefore 67% are positive.


According to Zacks, analysts expect that Anthem will report full-year earnings of $15.10 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $15.03 to $15.20. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 25 by Bernstein. Northland Capital has "Buy" rating and $125.0 target. (NYSE:ANTM) has "Overweight" rating given on Wednesday, September 16 by JP Morgan. The company was initiated on Wednesday, January 3 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with "Buy" on Wednesday, January 31. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of ANTM in report on Thursday, October 26 with "Equal-Weight" rating. Wells Fargo maintained Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) rating. Cantor Fitzgerald has "Buy" rating and $275.0 target. BTIG Research has "Buy" rating and $125 target. Equities research analysts predict that Anthem Inc will post $11.58 earnings per share for the current year.

ANTM has been the topic of a number of other reports. They expect $0.44 EPS, up 1,000.00% or $0.40 from last year's $0.04 per share. ANTM's profit will be $1.31B for 10.84 P/E if the $5.12 EPS becomes a reality. Norges Bank bought a new stake in shares of Anthem during the fourth quarter worth approximately $376,884,000.

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