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Relatively Low Projected Earnings Growth Detected in Shares of Anthem Inc in the Managed Health Care Industry (ANTM, CNC, AET, WCG, HUM)

By Shiri Gupta

Below are the three companies in the Managed Health Care industry with the lowest projected earnings growth. The growth of earnings per share (current fiscal year estimated vs. last year actual) is important to gauge future profitability and relative value. Higher EPS growth generally justifies higher earnings multiples.

Anthem Inc ranks lowest with a projected earnings growth of 7.1%. Centene Corp is next with a projected earnings growth of 7.7%. Aetna Inc ranks third lowest with a projected earnings growth of 9.3%.

Wellcare Health follows with a projected earnings growth of 15.2%, and Humana Inc rounds out the bottom five with a projected earnings growth of 16.6%.

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Ticker(s): CNC AET WCG HUM