CVS : Analysis & Opinions

  1. CVS Health Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Friday

    January 19, 2017
    CVS Health will send its dividend payment on Feb. 2 to shareholders of record as of Jan. 24.
  2. Why CVS Insiders Are Actively Buying Shares (CVS)

    November 21, 2016
    What do these insiders know that the rest of the market ignores?
  3. Billionaire John Paulson Trims JNJ, Teva, Adds CVS: 13F Filing

    November 15, 2016
    It's not hard to see why Paulson was bearish health care, given the public stance Hilary Clinton had taken amid the price ...
  4. CVS Health Rx Exodus Takes Its Toll (CVS, ESRX)

    November 8, 2016
    CVS Health is set to break a two-year double top pattern on Tuesday and enter a secular downtrend that lasts for months or ...
  5. Leerink Partners Cuts Price Target on CVS (CVS)

    October 3, 2016
    Leerink Partners has decreased its price target on CVS Health due to downward pricing concerns.
  6. Goldman: Stocks to Buy, Whoever Wins the Election (CVS, NOC)

    September 22, 2016
    Whoever moves into the White House in January, Goldman sees increased government spending and corporate tax reform boosting ...
  7. Shareholders Push Walgreens to Drop Cigarettes

    August 29, 2016
    Some shareholders of Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ: WBA) who want the drug store chain to stop selling cigarettes and ...
  8. CVS Stock Rises on Second Quarter Earnings Beat (CVS)

    August 2, 2016
    The nation's second-largest pharmacy retailer reported earnings results that beat analysts estimates, thanks to recent M&A ...
  9. CVS Health Q2 Earnings Coming Up: What to Expect? (CVS)

    August 1, 2016
    CVS has benefited by positioning itself to become the go-to source for consumers who are looking for affordable prescription ...
  10. 5 Stocks Being Unfairly Punished (NFLX,SFM,KR)

    July 7, 2016
    While these stocks are currently moving lower, their underlying businesses remain strong.
  11. CVS Health Declares Quarterly Dividend

    July 6, 2016
    CVS Health will send its dividend payment on August 1 to shareholders of record as of July 21.
  12. 3 Mutual Funds That Rely on Strong M&A (EMAYX, GAKIX)

    June 12, 2016
    Discover three small- to mid-cap mutual funds that rely heavily on merger and acquisition activity, with a summary of each ...
  13. Large-Cap Mutual Fund: ClearBridge's Best YTD Value Fund (SINAX)

    May 24, 2016
    Discover how the ClearBridge Large-Cap Value Fund Class A outperforms the S&P 500 in down markets, and learn how it can fortify ...
  14. Target Stock: Analyzing 4 Key Customers (TGT)

    May 6, 2016
    Discover Target Corp's four largest customers and how the retail giant focuses on diversity and inclusion to aid in economic ...
  15. How CVS Is Doing After Kicking Its Cigarette Habit

    May 4, 2016
    When CVS Health made the decision to begin phasing out tobacco products from its stores in February 2014, it walked away ...
  16. CVS Stock Rises on 20% Surge in Q1 Revenue (CVS)

    May 4, 2016
    During the quarter, CVS company posted revenue of $43.22 billion, marking an 19% rise year-over-year, exceeding Wall Street ...
  17. CVS Health Earnings: What to Expect (CVS)

    May 2, 2016
    The company is positioning itself to become the go-to source for consumers who are looking for affordable prescription medication.
  18. Target's Wellness Initiative Goes Mobile

    April 27, 2016
    Mobile healthcare devices may be the next big leap in personal communications, and mass retailer Target is positioning itself ...
  19. Global Retail Trade: 4 Key Industry Players (WMT, CVS)

    April 19, 2016
    Discover the retail companies that are global key industry players based on annual sales, and gain a brief description and ...
  20. Can a Dose of CVS Health Revive Your Portfolio? (CVS)

    April 19, 2016
    CVS will send its dividend payment on May 2 to shareholders of record as of April 22.
  21. The 3 Largest Consumer Noncyclical ETFs (XLP, VDC)

    April 6, 2016
    Find out which consumer noncyclical exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the largest, in terms of most assets under management, ...
  22. Costco Takes the Practical Approach With Tobacco

    March 23, 2016
    When CVS (NYSE: CVS) decided to stop selling cigarettes in late 2014, the company put forth the idea that tobacco simply ...
  23. 3 Best Dividend-Paying Consumer Staples ETFs (XLP, PG)

    March 23, 2016
    Find out which dividend-paying consumer staples exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are considered the best in their fund category ...
  24. 4 Defensive ETFs Worth Your While (VHT, PGX)

    March 19, 2016
    Find out which top exchange-traded funds (ETFs) would be well worth your consideration when deploying a defensive investment ...
  25. Is Costco Following CVS' Lead With Tobacco?

    March 17, 2016
    Costco (NASDAQ: COST) is the latest major retailer to pull tobacco products off its shelves, though unlike CVS Health (NYSE: ...
  26. 3 Popular Consumer Sector ETFs in 2016 (XLY, XLP)

    March 16, 2016
    Find out which consumer sector exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the most popular going into 2016 based on the amount of assets ...
  27. CVS Health Doubles Down on Anti-Smoking Efforts

    March 15, 2016
    You can't say CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) doesn't put its money where its mouth is. After willingly giving up billions of dollars ...
  28. A Quick Look at Rite Aid's Investor Relations (RAD, WBA)

    March 14, 2016
    Find out how well Rite Aid’s investor relations arm scores on shareholder communications as a proposed mega-merger with Walgreens ...
  29. Top 5 Positions in Markel Corp's Portfolio (MKL, KMX)

    March 14, 2016
    Discover if the top five stocks in Markel Corp.'s portfolio can help boost your own portfolio performance against the volatile ...
  30. The Top 5 Positions in Henry Kravis and George Roberts' Portfolio ...

    March 11, 2016
    Discover the top five holdings in Henry Kravis and George Roberts' portfolio to see if these stocks can boost your portfolio ...
  31. XLP Vs. VDC: Comparing Consumer ETFs

    March 8, 2016
    Discover the Consumer Staples Select Sector SPDR ETF and the Vanguard Consumer Staples ETF, which are exchange-traded funds ...
  32. CVS Posts Healthy profit, Affirms 2016 Guidance (CVS)

    February 10, 2016
    With health care costs on the rise, climbing by average of 4% in 2015, CVS is putting its own money to work to position itself ...
  33. CVS Health's Estimates Rise Ahead of Earnings (CVS)

    February 8, 2016
    With health care costs on the rise, forcing the topic to remain on many political agendas, CVS Health should continue to ...
  34. The Top 10 Large Cap Stocks for 2016 (BCS, AAPL)

    January 5, 2016
    Discover the top 10 large-cap stocks that are expected to grow in 2016, with summaries and individual growth outlooks for ...
  35. 3 Popular Healthcare Stocks in 2015 (CVS, AGN)

    December 23, 2015
    Discover the three most popular health care stocks of 2015, including an affordable stock that caught BlackRock Investment ...
  36. Is Now a Good Time for CVS to Hike Its Dividend?

    December 17, 2015
    This is certainly a December to remember for CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) shareholders. Capping off a month that saw the company ...
  37. Target Sells Its Pharmacy Business to CVS Health

    December 16, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) has just completed the $1.9 billion sale of its pharmacy and clinic businesses to CVS Health (NYSE: CVS). ...
  38. Rite Aid P/E Ratio: A Quick Analysis (RAD, CVS)

    December 16, 2015
    A quick analysis for the P/E ratio of Rite Aid Corp.
  39. Do Data Breaches Really Matter for Retailers? (TJX, TGT)

    December 8, 2015
    Do data breaches hurt the stock price of retailers? Let's have a look at a few examples.
  40. Why Walgreens Needs the Rite Aid Deal to Happen (CVS, RAD)

    October 28, 2015
    There's little doubt antitrust regulators are going to closely scrutinize Walgreens Boots Alliance (NASDAQ: WBA) $9.4 billion ...
  41. CVS Stock: A Dividend Analysis

    October 20, 2015
    Learn about CVS Health and its dividends, which are poised to go up in the future due to favorable developments in health ...
  42. 4 Value Stocks Worth Your Immediate Attention (LNCE, CVS)

    October 7, 2015
    Here are four stocks that offer good value and will likely outperform the majority of stocks throughout the broader market ...
  43. Target Replaces Checkout Candy With Healthy Snacks (CVS, TGT)

    September 23, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) wants its customers and its employees to get a whole lot healthier. The company has decided to replace ...
  44. CVS Ban on Cigarette Sales Led to Less Smoking

    September 3, 2015
    About a year ago, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) made a bold decision to stop selling cigarettes in its stores. The move was controversial ...
  45. The Safest Stocks You Can Invest in Right Now

    August 26, 2015
    These stocks are likely to hold up better than others in a bear market, but there's a twist.
  46. AR & Inventory Turnover Is Key For These Sectors

    August 12, 2015
    Accounts receivable and inventory turnover are two important ratios in the current asset category. We will also discuss the ...
  47. Costco Data Breach a Bigger-Than-Expected Problem

    August 7, 2015
    Warehouse membership club Costco (NASDAQ: COST) says it needs more time to secure its photo processing website. Third-party ...
  48. How does the role of Medicare/Medicaid affect the drugs sector ...

    July 27, 2015
    Read about the impact of Medicare and Medicaid on the drugs sector in the United States and how some doctors get rich by ...
  49. Customer Data Breach Hits CVS Health Photo Site

    July 21, 2015
    Maybe taking a picture will not make it last longer. On Friday, CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) posted a message on its photo-processing ...
  50. Beauty Care Becoming Key to Retail Growth (AVP, WBA)

    July 13, 2015
    Retailers are realizing how essential beauty care products are to their long-term health. Pharmacy chain Walgreens Boots ...
  51. CVS Health Stubs Out U.S. Chamber Membership

    July 10, 2015
    CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) is taking its anti-smoking campaign to heart. Showing just how committed it is not to be associated ...
  52. What Is the Pharmacy Benefit Management Industry?

    July 2, 2015
    PBMs, acting as third party administrators and negotiators, are essential to facilitating transactions between the moving ...
  53. The CVS Target Deal: A Healthy Union?

    June 22, 2015
    The CVS Health and Target deal should be a win for both. Here's an analysis with a twist.
  54. Most Important Mergers And Acquisitions Of 2015

    June 15, 2015
    Nearly halfway through the year, 2015 is proving to be a big one for mergers and acquisitions.
  55. Why Is the Government Going After Costco?

    June 10, 2015
    Banks aren't the only companies that have found themselves in the crosshairs of federal law enforcement agencies of late. ...
  56. Are the Busiest U.S. Retailers Good Investments?

    June 9, 2015
    Do the country's top three retailers in terms of traffic present good investments?
  57. Will Rite Aid Ever Catch CVS Health?

    May 26, 2015
    Until recently, Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) has been hamstrung by debt taken on in its $4 billion acquisition of Eckerd in 2008; ...
  58. Who are Rite Aid's (RAD) main competitors?

    May 19, 2015
    Learn about Rite Aid Corporation, the third-largest drugstore chain in the United States, and its major competitors in the ...
  59. Top Investments for a Strong U.S. Dollar

    April 2, 2015
    Looking to benefit from a strong U.S. dollar? Consider these stocks.
  60. How CVS Grew Into a Drugstore Giant

    January 23, 2015
    Want proof that brick-and-mortar businesses aren't dead? Just look at this company.
  61. Apple Pay vs Google Wallet: How They Work

    January 2, 2015
    Apple Pay and Google Wallet are mostly identical offerings. Apple may be to be easier to use, but Google has a more features.
  62. Strategic Beta ETFs

    February 27, 2014
    Strategic Beta ETFs By Greg McFarlane As the financial markets get more sophisticated and arcane with time, the number of ...
  63. Still Addicted To Dividends? Satisfy Your Craving With Tobacco ...

    February 24, 2014
    While tobacco may be considered a sinful endeavor, cigarette stocks may be just what an income portfolio needs. For investors, ...
  64. Growth Stocks With Moderate Risk

    April 11, 2012
    With the shaky comeback happening in the markets, it's important to stick to a simple philosophy to generate returns.
  65. Big Money In Private Labels

    November 9, 2010
    The growth of private label and store brands represents an interesting opportunity for investors.