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Anthem raises dividend almost 43 pct, tops 4Q forecasts
San Francisco Chronicle

Anthem has hiked the quarterly dividend it pays shareholders nearly 43 percent after reporting fourth-quarter results that topped Wall Street expectations. The nation’s second-largest health insurer said Wednesday that it will start offering in March a payout of 62.5 cents per share, up from its previous dividend of 43.75 cents per share. The new total helps the yield from the quarterly payout keep up with Anthem’s rising stock price.