Anthem, Inc. ( ANTM ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 08, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.75 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 23, 2018. Shareholders who purchased ANTM prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 7.14% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of ANTM was $232.75, representing a -13.14% decrease from the 52 week high of $267.95 and a 46.69% increase over the 52 week low of $158.67.
ANTM is a part of the Health Care sector, which includes companies such as UnitedHealth Group Incorporated ( UNH ) and Aetna Inc. ( AET ). ANTM's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $14.36. Zacks Investment Research reports ANTM's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 25.37%, compared to an industry average of 24.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to ANTM through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have ANTM as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA ETF ( LRGF )
- iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor Global ETF ( ACWF )
- PowerShares Russell Top 200 Pure Value Portfolio ( PXLV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is LRGF with an increase of 6.02% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of ANTM at 2.36%.
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