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Stock to Track: CVS Health Corporation (CVS)

20 May 2017, 12:01 | Jan Cross

Twenty One analysts have issued estimates for CVS Health Corp's earnings. Vetr lowered shares of CVS Health Corp from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $85.78 price target for the company.in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. The company is expected to report EPS as high as $1.33 and as low as $1.29 per share. The firm is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st.

Norway Savings Bank decreased its stake in shares of CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) by 12.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. On Wednesday, August 19 the stock rating was reinitiated by Evercore with "Buy". Looking ahead to earnings forecasts, for the running fiscal period, Wall Street analysts have anticipated that the company will report 1.21 earnings per share.

While considering growth estimates of the company, it has next quarter growth estimates of -0.6% whereas during current quarter it has -0.8% estimations over growth, comparing to the estimations of 0.5% during current year and 8.5% for next year.

CVS Health Corporation (CVS) ended its last session at $79.12 by Declining -1.68%. CVS Health Corp's revenue was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.18 EPS. Mizuho maintained the shares of CVS in report on Wednesday, November 9 with "Buy" rating. CVS Health Corp now has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $94.26.

In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, CVS Corp (NYSE:CVS) has analysts' mean recommendation of 2.

On Monday, CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) stock opened its trade at $80.25 and after floating in a range of $80.21 to $80.94, settled at $80.47. The company has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $96.23. Peloton Wealth Strategists reported 1.79% of its portfolio in CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS).

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"COPYRIGHT VIOLATION NOTICE: "[[title]]" was first reported by [[site]] and is the sole property of of [[site]]. Scharf Investments Ltd has invested 4.59% in CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS).

In other CVS Health Corp news, EVP Troyen A. Brennan sold 23,849 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 21st. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 94,309 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $7,424,947.57. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Shares for $479,908 were sold by Boratto Eva C on Friday, March 17. The shares were sold at an average price of $80.68, for a total value of $7,714,460.24. Northside Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Company owns 13,130 shares. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Northern Trust Corp now owns 14,838,468 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $1,320,476,000 after buying an additional 277,497 shares during the last quarter.

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Zacks Investment Research for this month, the company has a consensus recommendation of 1.83 out of the scale from 1 to 5, where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell. Barclays Capital initiated CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) rating on Friday, December 18. Millennium Mngmt Ltd has 0.11% invested in CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) for 683,354 shares. Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of eBay Inc. They are projecting Next Quarter growth of -0.6%. However, most financial instruments are traded after hours which mean that the closing price of a stock might not match the after-hours price. Lebenthal Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in CVS Health Corp by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. Moreover, Ray Gerald L And Assocs Ltd has 0.45% invested in CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) for 38,943 shares. The stock had a trading volume of 9,046,556 shares. The company has also promised to launch more products this year that have greater skin benefits. Finally, Leerink Swann set a $90.00 target price on CVS Health Corp and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Saturday, March 18th. The company has a 50 day moving average of $79.49 and a 200-day moving average of $79.46.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, May 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, April 21st were paid a $0.50 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, April 19th. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.53%. There is a large variety of Financial Ratios that can be considered while making an investment decision but here in the case of CVS Health Corporation (CVS), we will discuss a few.

Launching this month from CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (CVS), is the new multi-platform Long Live Skin campaign aimed at increasing awareness around skin health, sun safety and the importance of proper skincare. The Firm provides pharmacy care for the senior community through Omnicare, Inc. and Omnicare's long-term care (LTC) operations, which include distribution of pharmaceuticals, related pharmacy consulting and other ancillary services to chronic care facilities and other care settings.

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