Vulcan Value Partners Decreased Its Anthem (ANTM) Holding, Eplus Has 1.1 Sentiment

June 19, 2017 - By Michael Collier

Vulcan Value Partners Llc decreased Anthem Inc (ANTM) stake by 3.53% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Vulcan Value Partners Llc sold 111,728 shares as Anthem Inc (ANTM)’s stock rose 10.08%. The Vulcan Value Partners Llc holds 3.05 million shares with $438.54 million value, down from 3.16 million last quarter. Anthem Inc now has $51.26B valuation. The stock rose 1.18% or $2.25 reaching $192.21. About 886,869 shares traded. Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) has risen 31.86% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.16% the S&P500.

ePlus inc. is a holding company. The Company is engaged in the business of selling, leasing, financing and managing information technology. The company has market cap of $1.04 billion. It operates through two divisions: technology and financing. It has a 20.55 P/E ratio. The technology segment sells information technology hardware products, third-party software and maintenance contracts, its own and third-party professional and managed services, and its software.

About 32,383 shares traded. ePlus Inc. (PLUS) has risen 75.66% since June 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 58.96% the S&P500.

Zpr Investment Management holds 6.35% of its portfolio in ePlus Inc. for 31,760 shares. Euclidean Technologies Management Llc owns 19,166 shares or 2.03% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc has 1.79% invested in the company for 125,958 shares. The New York-based New Amsterdam Partners Llc Ny has invested 1.26% in the stock. Camarda Financial Advisors Llc, a Florida-based fund reported 15,669 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of ePlus’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating ePlus, 0 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. PLUS was included in 2 notes of analysts from November 15, 2016. On Friday, December 9 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. Sidoti downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Tuesday, November 15 report.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 9 selling transactions for $6.87 million activity.

Analysts await Anthem Inc (NYSE:ANTM) to report earnings on July, 26 before the open. They expect $3.23 EPS, down 3.00% or $0.10 from last year’s $3.33 per share. ANTM’s profit will be $861.40M for 14.88 P/E if the $3.23 EPS becomes a reality. After $4.68 actual EPS reported by Anthem Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -30.98% negative EPS growth.

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