Zacks Investment Research Downgrades Anthem (NYSE:ANTM) to Hold

17 April, 2018, 23:07 | Author: Regina Silva

About 172,374 shares traded.

On Friday, Shares of Under Armour Inc (NYSE: UAA) -3.23% and ended its trading session at $16.49. The stock outperformed the S&P 500 by 23.75%. (NasdaqGS:EBAY) is 0.553696. Experts say the higher the value, the better, as it means that the free cash flow is high, or the variability of free cash flow is low or both. Insiders sold 139,246 shares of company stock worth $32,966,554 over the last quarter. The institutional investor held 71,219 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.00M, down from 89,467 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Greylin Investment Mangement Inc who had been investing in Nordic American Tankers Limi for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $309.50 million market cap company. The stock decreased 0.70% or $0.39 during the last trading session, reaching $55.44. Dowling & Yahnke LLC now owns 7,445 shares of the company's stock worth $1,675,000 after buying an additional 241 shares in the last quarter. TrovaGene, Inc. (NASDAQ:TROV) has declined 66.35% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.78% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in 2017 Q4. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.66, a quick ratio of 1.55 and a current ratio of 1.55. It dropped, as 48 investors sold LOW shares while 437 reduced holdings. ANTM's SI was 6.01M shares in April as released by FINRA. Carroll Financial Associate stated it has 1,500 shares. Corporate insiders own 0.31% of the company's stock. (NYSE:RMD). The California-based Utd Cap Fincl Advisers Ltd has invested 0.1% in ResMed Inc. Next Century Growth Investors Limited Company has 0.31% invested in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). Viking Global Investors LP lifted its stake in shares of Anthem by 190.5% during the fourth quarter. (NYSE:LOW). Raymond James reported 693,716 shares. Moreover, Rhenman & Prtnrs Asset Ab has 0.04% invested in Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC). (NYSE:T). Mitsubishi Ufj Trust & Banking Corp holds 0.93% of its portfolio in AT&T Inc. Arrow invested in 14,020 shares. Avalon Lc holds 244,713 shares or 0.21% of its portfolio. (NYSE:RMD) or 15,508 shares. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 17,376 shares in the company, valued at $2,889,455.04. Ingalls Snyder Limited Com has 433,005 shares. Busey Tru holds 100,926 shares.

Motley Fool Wealth Management Llc, which manages about $130.00 million and $1.30 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Fast Retailing Co Ltd (FRCOY) by 9,024 shares to 172,266 shares, valued at $6.87 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Colgate (NYSE:CL) by 370,000 shares in the quarter, for a total of 417,000 shares, and has risen its stake in Eqt Corp (Call) (NYSE:EQT).

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Among 35 analysts covering Lowe's Companies Inc. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 63% are positive. AT&T Inc. had 78 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, May 19 to "Sector Perform". The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, November 10 by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Leerink Swann with "Outperform" on Monday, April 4. (NYSE:ANTM) earned "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, February 1.

The company now has an insider ownership of 0.1 Percent and Institutional ownership of 90.7 Percent. Mizuho maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, October 23 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy" on Thursday, July 27. Hennessy Advsrs Inc reported 5,910 shares. Therefore 65% are positive.

Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $1.29/Share beating the analyst estimate of $1.27/Share by a difference of $0.02. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 25 by Bernstein. The company was initiated on Friday, October 2 by Citigroup. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. grew its holdings in Anthem by 2.8% in the 4th quarter. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $236.13. Goldman Sachs began coverage on shares of Anthem in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of SYMC in report on Thursday, October 12 with "Hold" rating. Royal Bank of Canada restated a "buy" rating on shares of Anthem in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. On Monday, November 6 Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the shares of ANTM in report with "Buy" rating. Jefferies has "Hold" rating and $204.0 target. Oppenheimer maintained AT&T Inc. With 1.88 million avg volume, 3 days are for Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM)'s short sellers to cover ANTM's short positions. (NYSE:ANTM) is now 1.07878. ANTM's profit will be $1.26 billion for 11.42 P/E if the $4.93 EPS becomes a reality. After having $-0.06 EPS previously, TrovaGene, Inc.'s analysts see 33.33% EPS growth.

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