Short-Term Picks To Give You An Edge: Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP), Anthem, Inc. (ANTM) – NMSU Nеws

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Siegmund Jan, Corporate Vice President, sold 36,403 shares of the Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) in an exchange that happened on February 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $145.02 per share, amounting to a transaction worth $5,279,309. The sale was made public in a document filed with the SEC. Additionally, Corp. VP Politi Douglas W sold 6,035 shares of this stock in a transaction that took place on February 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $145.01 per share, for a total exchange amounting to $875,129. After the transaction, the Corp. VP Politi Douglas W currently holds 22,794 shares of the company’s stock, which is worth approximately $3362343.

With this stock price’s latest movement, it is now -3.91% away from its 1-year high and 37.08% higher than its 1-year low price. In the past seven days, the stock price volatility for Automatic Data Processing, Inc. was 1.19%, whereas its volatility in the past 30 days has been 1.54%. This public company’s stock also has a beta score of 0.96. 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.

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADP) most recently published its quarterly earnings results. The firm posted $1.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the three-month period, surpassing analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.18 by $0.16. The publicly-traded organization reported revenue of $3,505.90 million for the quarter, compared to the average analyst forecast calling for $3,441.51 million, which was surpassing the analyst consensus estimate.

Shares of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP) surged 0.48%, amounting to a gain of $0.69999999999999 per share, to finish the regular trading session at $147.51 on Monday 02/11/2019. After beginning the session at $147.19, shares of Automatic Data Processing, Inc. reached as high as $147.74 during the day, while hitting a 1-day low of $146.79. Trade volume reached 1,906,618 shares against this stock’s average daily volume of 2.62M shares, with a total float of 432.94M. As a consequence of the price increase, Automatic Data Processing, Inc. now has a current market value of 64.27B.

Anthem, Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) subtracted -0.68% to its trading price by the close of the most recent session, dropping from its previous closing price of $304.25 to $302.17. This stock increased in value by -0.67% during the last 7-day period, and experienced a loss of 19.78% over the past 30-day period. In the past three months, this stock’s price grew by 4.22% , and added 15.72% to its price during the last six months of trading. ANTM demonstrated a yearly price gain of 31.05% , while its year-to-date (YTD) price performance has been up 15.06% . This stock’s price changed by +25.29% compared to its 90-day low, and moved down -3.03% 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 ANTM stock as “Buy”. In the short-term, Anthem, Inc. (ANTM) has a 20-day average volume of 1,738,520 shares and short-term indicators sets the ANTM stock as “ 60% Buy ” on average basis. In the medium-term, ANTM stock has a 50-Day average volume of 1,767,440 shares and medium-term indicators gave the average rating of “ 50% Buy ”, while in the long-term period the FB stock has a 100-Day average volume of 1,561,169 shares. On average, long-term indicators rated the stock as “33% Buy ”. The overall picture from all short, medium and long-term indicators sets the ANTM stock as “56% Buy ” on average basis.

Recently, multiple brokerages have sent out reports on ANTM. Stephens, for example, Reiterated its rating on shares of Anthem, Inc. to a “Overweight”, while setting a $350 price target on shares of the company’s stock, according to a research note from Thursday January 31st, 2019. RBC Capital Mkts Reiterated their target price for this stock from $318 to $346, while giving the stock a “Outperform” rating, as stated in a research report from Thursday, January 31st, 2019. Morgan Stanley, on the other hand, Reiterated a “Overweight” rating on this stock, while posting a $391 price target on shares of this company’s stock in a research note dated Thursday, January 31st, 2019.

In other news related to Anthem, Inc. stock, 91.13% shares of ANTM held by institutions. The total number of institutions who held the ANTM shares was 1,337, according to most recent SEC filling. During the past quarter, total 235,690,389 shares held by institutions with the net change of 1,186,224 shares. In the meantime, 68 new institutions bought the shares of Anthem, Inc. for the first time and 36 institutions sold all their holdings in the company’s common stock. 258 institutions increased their investment in the ANTM stock and 286 institutions decreased their investment in the Anthem, Inc. (ANTM)’s stock during the last quarter.

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