Anthem Story

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ANTM -- USA Stock  

USD 309.05  4.89  1.56%

Anthem Inc is scheduled to announce its earnings today. The next earnings report is expected on the 3rd of February 2021. As many retail investors are getting excited about healthcare space, it is fair to summarize Anthem Inc outlook under the new economic conditions. Should we be more optimistic in anticipation of a recovery?
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What is November outlook for Anthem (NYSE:ANTM)?
Anthem Inc currently holds 23.6 B in liabilities with Debt to Equity (D/E) ratio of 0.68, which is about average as compared to similar companies.
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What is happening with Anthem Inc this year

Annual and quarterly reports issued by Anthem Inc are formal financial statements that are published yearly and quarterly and sent to Anthem stockholders. The reports show and break down the current year's ongoing operations and discuss plans for the upcoming year. Annual reports have been a requirement from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for businesses owned by the public since 1934. Companies such as Anthem often view their annual report as an effective marketing tool to disseminate their perspective on company future earnings or innovations. With this in mind, many companies devote large sums of money to making their reports attractive and informative. In such instances, the annual report becomes a forum through which a company can communicate to the general public any number of topics that may or may not be directly related to the actual data published in the reports.

How Anthem utilizes its cash?

To perform a cash flow analysis of Anthem, investors first need to understand how to read the cash flow statement. A cash flow statement shows the amount of cash Anthem is receiving and how much cash it distributes out in a given period. The Anthem cash flow statement breaks down these inflows and outflows into different buckets, including operating activities, investing activities, and financing activities. Anthem Net Cash Flow from Operations is relatively stable at the moment as compared to the past year. The company's current value of Net Cash Flow from Operations is estimated at 5.22 Billion

What is driving Anthem Investor Appetite?

Earning per share calculations of the firm is based on official Zacks consensus of 9 analysts regarding Anthem's future annual earnings. Given the historical accuracy of 95.55%, the future earnings per share of the company is estimated to be 22.4273 with the lowest and highest values of 22.25 and 22.7, respectively. Please note that this consensus of annual earnings estimates for Anthem Inc is an estimate of EPS before non-recurring items and including employee stock options expenses.

Is Anthem a risky opportunity?

Let's check the volatility. Anthem is looking slightly risky at this time. Whether you invest your money or manage your clients' funds, remember that it is easy to forget that behind Anthem (NYSE:ANTM) stock is an actual business venture. So, do not let stock picking become an abstract concept by ignoring the elementary risk calculations. acquiring a share of an Anthem stock makes you a part-owner of that company.

Anthem Inc Current Consensus

Here is the new trade recommendation based on an ongoing consensus estimate among financial analysis covering Anthem Inc. The Anthem consensus assessment is calculated by taking the average estimates from all of the analysts covering Anthem

Strong Buy
Strong Buy861.54
Strong Sell00.0

Does Anthem have anything more to reveal in October?

Mean deviation is down to 1.4. It may denote a possible volatility pull down. Anthem Inc has relatively low volatility with skewness of 0.31 and kurtosis of 0.78. However, we advise all investors to independently investigate Anthem Inc to ensure all accessible information is consistent with the expectations about its upside potential and future expected returns.

Our Final Takeaway

While many other companies under the healthcare plans industry are still a bit expensive, Anthem may offer a potential longer-term growth to stakeholders. While some stakeholders may not share our view, we believe it may be a good time to increase your existing holdings in Anthem as the risk-reward trade off is appealing enough to hold a position. Please use our equity advice module to run different scenarios to ensure your current risk level and investment horizon are fully reflective of your current investing preferences in regards to Anthem.

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