CVS : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Target Replaces Checkout Candy With Healthy Snacks

    September 23, 2015
    Target (NYSE: TGT) wants its customers and its employees to get a whole lot healthier. The company has decided to replace ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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.
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. Media & Retail Highlight Earnings This Week

    August 2, 2015
    Summer is beginning to wind down and many of the S&P 500 have already shared second-quarter results. However, there still ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. Beauty Care Becoming Key to Retail Growth

    July 13, 2015
    Retailers are realizing how essential beauty care products are to their long-term health. Pharmacy chain Walgreens Boots ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. Do Data Breaches Really Matter for Retailers?

    June 30, 2015
    Do data breaches hurt the stock price of retailers? Let's have a look at a few examples.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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. ...
  16. 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?
  17. 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; ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. Top Investments for a Strong U.S. Dollar

    April 2, 2015
    Looking to benefit from a strong U.S. dollar? Consider these stocks.
  20. 4 Words That Could Destroy The Healthcare Industry

    March 12, 2015
    It's not every day that four words have the potential to upend an entire industry, but that's exactly the implication of ...
  21. This $110 Billion Pharma Revolution Could Make Or Break Your ...

    February 19, 2015
    For sufferers of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn's Disease, psoriasis, colitis and other auto-immune diseases, AbbVie, Inc.'s ...
  22. The Pharma Revolution That Could Rock Your Portfolio

    February 19, 2015
    For sufferers of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Crohn's Disease, psoriasis, colitis and other auto-immune diseases, AbbVie, Inc.'s ...
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 4 Defensive Stocks That A Growth Guru Is Dumping Millions Into

    November 3, 2014
  26. This Hedge Fund Guru Is Pouring Millions Into These 4 Stocks

    November 3, 2014
  27. A Drug Store Shootout -- Which Company Is Best Of Breed?

    October 2, 2014
  28. 3 Stocks The Country's Largest Pension Fund Is Buying

    April 23, 2014
    As we enter earnings season for the first quarter of 2014, we are also seeing a number of 13F filings roll out ahead of the ...
  29. The Country's Largest Pension Fund Is Buying These 3 Stocks

    April 23, 2014
    As we enter earnings season for the first quarter of 2014, we are also seeing a number of 13F filings roll out ahead of the ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. 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, ...
  32. Barron's Recap: The Case For Four Percent Growth In 2014

    February 16, 2014
    This weekend in Barron's online: a robust forecast for the U.S. economy, a special report on master limited partnerships, ...
  33. Market Wrap: Stocks End Flat, but Tesla Shares Sag After Hours

    November 5, 2013
    Stocks ended Tuesday basically flat, as investors started to focus on economic realities. But the market could see some ...
  34. Wild Short Interest Swings In Barnes & Noble and Rite Aid (BKS, ...

    September 12, 2013
    Overall, the short interest moves in troubled retail companies were mixed again during the latter weeks of August. However, ...
  35. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of August 5

    August 4, 2013
    The earnings season is beginning to wind down, and much of the focus this week will turn to central bank meetings and economic ...
  36. Interesting Stocks Hitting New Lows

    June 5, 2012
    Shares in high quality businesses are finding themselves in the bargain bin as investors overreact at the first sign of bad ...
  37. 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.
  38. The 10 Must-Know Market Forces for 2012

    February 14, 2012
    For the first time since 2007, investors have multiple ways to succeed this year. Understanding how the lingering effects ...
  39. CVS Caremark’s Dispensing A Modest Outlook

    February 10, 2012
    Much of CVS Caremark's future growth is already discounted in the share price.
  40. Coinstar Crushes It

    February 8, 2012
    2012 is set to be a marquee year for Coinstar thanks to strategic investments.
  41. Further Upside Seen For McKesson

    February 6, 2012
    McKesson's third-quarter earnings surpassed expectations. Furthermore, the company offers a reasonable vaulation and should ...
  42. CVS Shows Its Resilience In Any Economy

    November 4, 2011
    A solid quarter and a forecasted better year should be the beginning of quality growth for CVS.
  43. HanesBrands Remains A Good Overall Fit

    November 4, 2011
    Hanes' stock is worth a look, though the investment story has a potential drawback.
  44. What Is Walgreen's Next Trick?

    September 30, 2011
    Walgreen is doing okay today, but tomorrow is a much bigger question.
  45. Why Dollar General Caught Buffett's Eye

    September 5, 2011
    Dollar General shareholders should be able to count on annual returns around 10% over the long haul.
  46. Invest In Necessity

    August 9, 2011
    Today's market is not serving up opportunities for significant upside without assuming excessive risk. Investors should have ...
  47. CVS Still Needs to Prove Itself

    August 9, 2011
    A potential merger of two archrivals could increase the competitive environment for CVS significantly.
  48. GNC's Solid IPO

    April 7, 2011
    Vitamin and nutritional supplement retailer took a long, strange trip to finally arrive at its IPO last week.
  49. Family Dollar Still Plans To Grow

    April 1, 2011
    Dollar General had another outstanding quarter,and after it has turned down a takeover bid, has plans to expand and grow.
  50. Big Money In Private Labels

    November 9, 2010
    The growth of private label and store brands represents an interesting opportunity for investors.
  51. McKesson Valuation Overly Pessimistic

    September 14, 2010
    McKesson's operations continue to grow and health care reform efforts will add millions of new patients into the industry.
  52. Walgreen's Growth Is Slow Going

    June 25, 2010
    Income was down, but total sales were up. Is Walgreen's worth a second look?
  53. Rite Aid Still Sick

    April 7, 2010
    Despite doing better than last year, Rite Aid still has a hard road ahead.
  54. Drugstore Stock Looking For A Better High

    February 19, 2010
    Walgreen's acquistion of Duane Reade could help it pull some foot traffic away from its competitors, particular in New York ...
  55. The Customer Counts

    February 18, 2010
    Discover how the best customer service is reflected in stock returns of the top companies versus the S&P 500 benchmark.
  56. Prescriptions For Profit

    February 10, 2010
    Though maybe not in the short-term, drug stores look poised for a turnaround.
  57. Stocks That Institutional Investors Love

    February 4, 2010
    Looking at the stocks that institutional investors own can provide a good starting point for the everyday investor.
  58. A Busy Week For Drug Distributors

    January 28, 2010
    These two big drug distributors are profitable, but are they a good buy?
  59. Drug Store Shopping

    August 13, 2009
    The best drug store investment lies north of the border in Canada. Here are some of the reasons why Shoppers Drug Mart is ...
  60. The IPO Crash Of Y2K

    July 21, 2009
    Performance of IPOs has been lackluster for the first part of this century. In the long run, are they worth the effort?
  61. Walgreen Quietly Moves Ahead

    April 9, 2009
    Walgreen has been holding its own in the earnings department through the recession,and with a modest rise in March sales ...
  62. Medco A Top Pharmacy Stock Pick

    March 25, 2009
    Medco looks to be the healthiest company among its peers, but is now the time to buy?
  63. Subliminal Marketing Mavericks

    February 18, 2009
    A look at how undercover marketing techniques correlate to stock potential and performance.
  64. A Matrixx For Killing The Common Cold

    November 3, 2008
    Matrixx Initiatives works to build a name for itself in the competitive over-the-counter cold medicine market.
  65. Schiff Nutrition Looks Healthy

    July 29, 2008
    Nutritional products are big business lately. We'll look at a small-cap with a lot of cash that could be a bargain right ...
  66. CVS Posts Record Profits

    May 5, 2008
    Despite the slowing U.S economy, CVS is still going strong.
  67. Walgreen Stocking Shelves For Growth, Stability

    April 2, 2008
    After encouraging earnings results and some reassuring sector balance in a troubled market, this pharmacy company could hold ...
  68. What's Wrong With Rite Aid? (RAD)

    October 4, 2007
    With boomers providing a surge in perscription spending, drugstore Rite Aid should be soaring. Instead, it's just scraping ...
  69. Time To Go Long On Longs (LDG)

    August 8, 2007
    Longs Drug Stores recently released decent July comps, and it expects double-digit bottom line growth in the coming year.
  70. Johnson & Johnson Blows Away Q1 (JNJ)

    April 20, 2007
    J&J beat its Q1 consensus number with ease, so where is the stock is headed from here?
  71. There's Still Room for Two Winners (WAG, CVS)

    March 20, 2007
    Analysts have been battling over whether WAG or CVS is the better play, but the pie could be big enough for both.
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