NYSE:CVS - CVS Health Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$72.92 -0.14 (-0.19 %)
(As of 10/16/2018 11:13 AM ET)
Previous Close$73.06
Today's Range$72.66 - $73.66
52-Week Range$60.14 - $83.88
Volume154,555 shs
Average Volume8.23 million shs
Market Capitalization$80.14 billion
P/E Ratio12.41
Dividend Yield2.73%
CVS Health Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services. It operates through Pharmacy Services and Retail/LTC segments. The Pharmacy Services segment offers pharmacy benefit management solutions, such as plan design and administration, formulary management, Medicare Part D services, mail order, specialty pharmacy and infusion services, retail pharmacy network management services, prescription management systems, clinical services, disease management programs, and medical pharmacy management services. This segment serves employers, insurance companies, unions, government employee groups, health plans, Medicare Part D plans, managed Medicaid plans, plans offered on public and private exchanges, other sponsors of health benefit plans, and individuals under the CVS Caremark Pharmacy Services, Caremark, CVS Specialty, AccordantCare, SilverScript, Wellpartner, NovoLogix, Coram, Navarro Health Services, and ACS Pharmacy names. As of December 31, 2017, it had 23 retail specialty pharmacy stores, 18 specialty mail order pharmacies and 4 mail order dispensing pharmacies, and 83 branches for infusion and enteral services. The Retail/LTC segment sells prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, beauty products and cosmetics, personal care products, convenience foods, seasonal merchandise, and greeting cards, as well as offers photo finishing services. It has 9,803 retail stores in 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Brazil primarily under the CVS Pharmacy, CVS, CVS Pharmacy y más, Longs Drugs, Navarro Discount Pharmacy, and Drogaria Onofre names; online retail pharmacy Websites; and 37 onsite pharmacy stores, long-term care pharmacy operations, and retail health care clinics. The company was formerly known as CVS Caremark Corporation and changed its name to CVS Health Corporation in September 2014. CVS Health Corporation was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Drug stores & proprietary stores
Sub-IndustryDrug Retail


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.73
Current Ratio2.34
Quick Ratio1.87


Trailing P/E Ratio12.41
Forward P/E Ratio10.34
P/E Growth1.05

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$184.77 billion
Price / Sales0.40
Cash Flow$7.9607 per share
Price / Cash9.16
Book Value$37.21 per share
Price / Book1.96


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.90
Net Income$6.62 billion
Net Margins1.61%
Return on Equity18.25%
Return on Assets5.87%


Outstanding Shares1,018,060,000
Market Cap$80.14 billion

CVS Health (NYSE:CVS) Frequently Asked Questions

What is CVS Health's stock symbol?

CVS Health trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CVS."

How often does CVS Health pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for CVS Health?

CVS Health declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 4th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, October 24th will be given a dividend of $0.50 per share on Thursday, November 1st. This represents a $2.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, October 23rd. View CVS Health's Dividend History.

How were CVS Health's earnings last quarter?

CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August, 8th. The pharmacy operator reported $1.69 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.61 by $0.08. The pharmacy operator earned $46.71 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $46.34 billion. CVS Health had a return on equity of 18.25% and a net margin of 1.61%. CVS Health's revenue was up 2.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.33 EPS. View CVS Health's Earnings History.

When is CVS Health's next earnings date?

CVS Health is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November 6th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for CVS Health.

How can I listen to CVS Health's earnings call?

CVS Health will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, November 6th at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

What guidance has CVS Health issued on next quarter's earnings?

CVS Health updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 8th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $6.98-7.08 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $7.00. CVS Health also updated its Q3 guidance to $1.68-1.73 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for CVS?

16 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for CVS Health's shares. Their predictions range from $68.00 to $101.00. On average, they anticipate CVS Health's stock price to reach $87.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 19.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for CVS Health.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for CVS Health?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for CVS Health in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings, 10 buy ratings and 2 strong buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for CVS Health.

Are investors shorting CVS Health?

CVS Health saw a increase in short interest during the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 58,549,171 shares, an increase of 2.8% from the September 14th total of 56,936,075 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 8,069,184 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 7.3 days. Approximately 5.8% of the shares of the company are sold short. View CVS Health's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of CVS Health's key competitors?

Who are CVS Health's key executives?

CVS Health's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Larry J. Merlo, CEO & Director (Age 62)
  • Mr. David M. Denton, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 53)
  • Mr. Jonathan C. Roberts, Exec. VP & COO (Age 62)
  • Mr. Thomas Michael Moriarty, Exec. VP, Chief of Policy & External Affairs Officer and Gen. Counsel (Age 54)
  • Ms. Eva C. Boratto, Exec. VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 51)

Who are CVS Health's major shareholders?

CVS Health's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Factory Mutual Insurance Co. (0.13%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.13%), Hexavest Inc. (0.12%), Swedbank (0.09%), First Manhattan Co. (0.08%) and State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D (0.06%). Company insiders that own CVS Health stock include Andrew Sussman, C David Brown II, David M Denton, Eva C Boratto, Helena Foulkes, Jonathan C Roberts, Kevin Hourican, Larry J Merlo, Lisa Bisaccia, Richard J Swift, Thomas M Moriarty and Troyen A Brennan. View Institutional Ownership Trends for CVS Health.

Which major investors are selling CVS Health stock?

CVS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Swedbank, PGGM Investments, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Altfest L J & Co. Inc., Hexavest Inc., First Manhattan Co., Page Arthur B and Kidder Stephen W. Company insiders that have sold CVS Health company stock in the last year include Eva C Boratto, Helena Foulkes, Kevin Hourican and Lisa Bisaccia. View Insider Buying and Selling for CVS Health.

Which major investors are buying CVS Health stock?

CVS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Factory Mutual Insurance Co., DNB Asset Management AS, First American Trust FSB, Oliver Luxxe Assets LLC, First Hawaiian Bank, Pennsylvania Trust Co, Covenant Multifamily Offices LLC and Sanders Morris Harris LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for CVS Health.

How do I buy shares of CVS Health?

Shares of CVS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is CVS Health's stock price today?

One share of CVS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $72.91.

How big of a company is CVS Health?

CVS Health has a market capitalization of $80.14 billion and generates $184.77 billion in revenue each year. The pharmacy operator earns $6.62 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.90 on an earnings per share basis. CVS Health employs 246,000 workers across the globe.

What is CVS Health's official website?

The official website for CVS Health is http://www.cvshealth.com.

How can I contact CVS Health?

CVS Health's mailing address is ONE CVS DR., WOONSOCKET RI, 02895. The pharmacy operator can be reached via phone at 401-765-1500 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for CVS Health (NYSE CVS)

Community Ranking:  3.3 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,006 (Thanks for Voting!)
Underperform Votes:  533 (Thanks for Voting!)
Total Votes:  1,539
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This page was last updated on 10/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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