Beaconlight Capital Has Lowered Anthem (ANTM) Holding; Balchem (BCPC) Sentiment Is 1.14

December 7, 2017 - By Marie Mckinney

Beaconlight Capital Llc decreased Anthem Inc (ANTM) stake by 36.87% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Beaconlight Capital Llc sold 13,900 shares as Anthem Inc (ANTM)’s stock rose 10.08%. The Beaconlight Capital Llc holds 23,800 shares with $4.48M value, down from 37,700 last quarter. Anthem Inc now has $57.67B valuation. The stock increased 0.85% or $1.89 during the last trading session, reaching $224.6. About 892,753 shares traded. Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) has risen 31.86% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.16% the S&P500.

Balchem Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets specialty performance ingredients and products for the food, nutritional, feed, pharmaceutical, and medical sterilization industries in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $2.69 billion. The companyÂ’s Human Nutrition & Health segment offers creamer systems, dairy replacers, powdered fats, nutritional beverage bases, beverages, juice and dairy bases, chocolate systems, ice cream bases and variegates, cereals, grain based snacks, and cereal based ingredients; microencapsulation solutions; and human grade choline nutrients and mineral amino acid chelated products for wellness applications. It has a 42.48 P/E ratio. The Company’s Animal Nutrition & Health segment provides microencapsulated products that enhance health and milk production in ruminant animals; chelation technology, which provides enhanced nutrient absorption for species; and choline chloride, an essential nutrient for monogastric animal health.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $207,334 activity.

Brown Capital Management Llc holds 3.46% of its portfolio in Balchem Corporation for 3.63 million shares. Capital Investment Services Of America Inc. owns 126,279 shares or 1.69% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Bard Associates Inc has 1.58% invested in the company for 44,738 shares. The Minnesota-based Summit Creek Advisors Llc has invested 1.52% in the stock. Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 358,044 shares.

The stock decreased 0.72% or $0.61 during the last trading session, reaching $84.12. About 35,364 shares traded. Balchem Corporation (BCPC) has risen 37.77% since December 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 21.07% the S&P500.

Analysts await Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $1.25 EPS, down 28.98% or $0.51 from last year’s $1.76 per share. ANTM’s profit will be $320.95 million for 44.92 P/E if the $1.25 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.65 actual EPS reported by Anthem, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -52.83% negative EPS growth.

Among 23 analysts covering Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 52% are positive. Anthem Inc had 61 analyst reports since July 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) on Wednesday, September 20 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 2 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with “Buy” on Friday, November 17. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, January 20 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, January 8. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, June 7 by Jefferies. The stock of Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, January 28. The rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray with “Neutral” on Wednesday, January 4. The stock of Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Monday, October 17. Morgan Stanley initiated the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Wednesday, June 7 report.

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