Anthem, Inc. (ANTM), LKQ Corporation (LKQ): Scrutiny of these stocks

Haytaian Peter D, EVP & President, Commercial, sold 4,500 shares of the Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) in an exchange that happened on November 27th, 2018. The stock was sold at an average price of $278.48 per share, amounting to a transaction worth $1,253,163. The sale was made public in a document filed with the SEC. Additionally, Director HILL JULIE A sold 500 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place on November 8th, 2018. The stock was sold at an average price of $287.25 per share, for a total exchange amounting to $143,625. After the transaction, the Director HILL JULIE A currently holds 34,327 shares of the company’s stock, which is worth approximately $10055065.

With this stock price’s latest movement, it is now -1.45% away from its 1-year high and 35.91% higher than its 1-year low price. In the past seven days, the stock price volatility for Anthem, Inc. was 2.39%, whereas its volatility in the past 30 days has been 2.33%. This public company’s stock also has a beta score of 0.85. When the beta value is less/more than 1, it can imply that the stock is less/more volatile than the wider stock market – a metric that traders will surely be keeping tabs on.

Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) most recently published its quarterly earnings results. The firm posted $3.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the three-month period, surpassing analysts’ consensus estimate of $3.70 by $0.11. The publicly-traded organization reported revenue of $22,980.00 million for the quarter, compared to the average analyst forecast calling for $22,934.80 million, which was surpassing the analyst consensus estimate.

Shares of Anthem, Inc. (ANTM) plunged -1.12%, amounting to a loss of -$3.33 per share, to finish the regular trading session at $292.92 on Tuesday 12/04/2018. After beginning the session at $296.2, shares of Anthem, Inc. reached as high as $300.57 during the day, while hitting a 1-day low of $291.57. Trade volume reached 2,679,810 shares against this stock’s average daily volume of 1.38M shares, with a total float of 258.22M. As a consequence of the price decrease, Anthem, Inc. now has a current market value of 76.31B.

LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) subtracted -5.70% to its trading price by the close of the most recent session, dropping from its previous closing price of $28.27 to $26.66. This stock decreased in value by -3.48% during the last 7-day period, and experienced a loss of -4.00% over the past 30-day period. In the past three months, this stock’s price lost by -21.61% , and subtracted -18.37% to its price during the last six months of trading. LKQ demonstrated a yearly price loss of -32.13% , while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance has been down -34.45% . This stock’s price changed by +5.17% compared to its 90-day low, and moved down -22.84% comparing to its 90-day high price.

Have a quick look on short, medium and long-term indicators. According to the Composite Indicator, Trendspotter rated the LKQ stock as “Sell”. In the short-term, LKQ Corporation (LKQ) has a 20-day average volume of 2,749,235 shares and short-term indicators sets the LKQ stock as “ 100% Sell ” on average basis. In the medium-term, LKQ stock has a 50-Day average volume of 3,129,664 shares and medium-term indicators gave the average rating of “ 75% Sell ”, while in the long-term period the FB stock has a 100-Day average volume of 2,733,840 shares. On average, long-term indicators rated the stock as “67% Sell ”. The overall picture from all short, medium and long-term indicators sets the LKQ stock as “88% Sell ” on average basis.

Recently, multiple brokerages have sent out reports on LKQ. Guggenheim, for example, Initiated its rating on shares of LKQ Corporation to a “Neutral”according to a research note from Tuesday April 17th, 2018. B. Riley FBR, Inc. Reiterated their target price for this stock from $41 to $48, while giving the stock a “Buy” rating, as stated in a research report from Friday, February 23rd, 2018. Northcoast, on the other hand, Upgrade a from “Neutral ” to “ Buy” rating on this stock in a research note dated Monday, February 12th, 2018.

In other news related to LKQ Corporation stock, 93.93% shares of LKQ held by institutions. The total number of institutions who held the LKQ shares was 759, according to most recent SEC filling. During the past quarter, total 298,895,963 shares held by institutions with the net change of 2,758,527 shares. In the meantime, 53 new institutions bought the shares of LKQ Corporation for the first time and 65 institutions sold all their holdings in the company’s common stock. 331 institutions increased their investment in the LKQ stock and 295 institutions decreased their investment in the LKQ Corporation (LKQ)’s stock during the last quarter.