CVS : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 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.
  2. Rite Aid (RAD) Looks Good on Strategic Growth Initiatives - Analyst ...

    January 15, 2015
    Drug store operator, Rite Aid Corp. (RAD) remains focused on increasing return on investment by persistently enhancing its ...
  3. Rite Aid's Altered Credit Facility to Ease Debt Financing - Analyst ...

    January 14, 2015
    Rite Aid (RAD) declared that it has made amendments to its current senior secured credit facility.
  4. Generics Prices Spike: 2 Stock Choices - Analyst Blog

    January 12, 2015
    Prices of generics across the board are rising rapidly.
  5. 3 Retail Stocks That Outperformed Wal-Mart in 2014 - Analyst ...

    January 9, 2015
    The retail sector had a roller coaster ride in 2014. Most of the retailers got off to a weak start in 2014 due to a harsh ...
  6. Walgreens December '14 Sales Strong on Higher Flu Shots - Analyst ...

    January 7, 2015
    Walgreens recently reported solid sales results for Dec 2014.
  7. 3 Retail Stocks to Continue Their Winning Streak in 2015 - Analyst ...

    January 7, 2015
    The U.S. economy is ready to steer the wheel in 2015 after an eventful journey last year that started with a severe winter ...
  8. Rite Aid (RAD) Climbs 1.5% on Solid December Sales Data - Analyst ...

    January 5, 2015
    Shares of Rite Aid (RAD) have climbed 1.55 since the drugstore chain retailer came up with solid sales results for Dec 2 ...
  9. 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.
  10. Walgreen Closes Alliance Boots Buyout; Renames Company - Analyst ...

    January 2, 2015
    Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc., the first global pharmacy-led health and wellbeing enterprise, will start trading on the Nasdaq ...
  11. Rite Aid (RAD) Looks Promising; Have You Invested in It Yet? ...

    December 31, 2014
    Rite Aid Corp. (RAD) is scoring high on the favorability radar, backed by a splendid stock performance all through 2014, ...
  12. Cardinal Health (CAH) Rides High on Accretive Acquisitions - ...

    December 26, 2014
    We are impressed by the fact that Cardinal Health (CAH) is focused on its acquisition-driven strategy and continued investments ...
  13. Rite Aid Soars on Robust Q3 Earnings & Raised FY15 View - Analyst ...

    December 19, 2014
    Shares of Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) soared nearly 11.9% during yesterday's trading after the company posted better-than-anticipated ...
  14. CVS Health Up on Dividend Hike, Fresh Buyback, Outlook - Analyst ...

    December 17, 2014
    CVS Health (CVS) will raise its quarterly cash dividend by 27% to 35 cents per share from the prior payout of 27.5 cents.
  15. Rite Aid's (RAD) Solid November Sales Push to Strong Buy - Analyst ...

    December 15, 2014
    On Dec 9, 2014, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Rite Aid (RAD) to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).
  16. What We Now Know 3/4 Thru Q3 Earnings Season - Ahead of Wall ...

    November 4, 2014
    With not much on the domestic economic calendar, headlines about lowered European growth outlook and a slew of earnings reports ...
  17. 4 Defensive Stocks That A Growth Guru Is Dumping Millions Into

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

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

    October 2, 2014
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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, ...
  24. 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, ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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, ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. Walgreens Focus on Retail Pharmacy - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2013
    Walgreens increased vaccination availability at pharmacies in Indiana.
  29. Walgreens' Analyst Meet Excerpts - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2013
    Recently, Walgreens (WAG) discussed the current business environment and provided valuable insight into its future operations. ...
  30. Walgreens Discusses Growth Strategy - Analyst Blog

    January 14, 2013
    Recently, Walgreens (WAG) debriefed the investors on its growth strategy for fiscal 2013, while discussing the current business ...
  31. CVS Provides Impressive FY13 View - Analyst Blog

    December 14, 2012
    CVS Caremark Corporation (CVS), one of the largest domestic integrated pharmacy services providers, recently updated its ...
  32. CVS Caremark Issues Senior Notes - Analyst Blog

    November 27, 2012
    CVS Caremark (CVS) recently announced cash tender offers for its two-part offering of senior notes. It priced the 6.60% senior ...
  33. Walgreen Unveils Loyalty Card - Analyst Blog

    September 17, 2012
    To stimulate customers' need to purchase amid a challenging macro-economic scenario, leading drug store retailor Walgreen ...
  34. PBM: A Growing Industry - Analyst Blog

    August 28, 2012
    Pharmacy Benefit Management ("PBM") solutions play a significant part in the U.S. economy. The companies in this sector have ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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.
  37. 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 ...
  38. CVS Caremark’s Dispensing A Modest Outlook

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

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

    February 6, 2012
    McKesson's third-quarter earnings surpassed expectations. Furthermore, the company offers a reasonable vaulation and should ...
  41. 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.
  42. HanesBrands Remains A Good Overall Fit

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

    September 30, 2011
    Walgreen is doing okay today, but tomorrow is a much bigger question.
  44. 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.
  45. Invest In Necessity

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

    August 9, 2011
    A potential merger of two archrivals could increase the competitive environment for CVS significantly.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. Big Money In Private Labels

    November 9, 2010
    The growth of private label and store brands represents an interesting opportunity for investors.
  50. 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.
  51. Walgreen's Growth Is Slow Going

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

    April 7, 2010
    Despite doing better than last year, Rite Aid still has a hard road ahead.
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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.
  55. Prescriptions For Profit

    February 10, 2010
    Though maybe not in the short-term, drug stores look poised for a turnaround.
  56. 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.
  57. A Busy Week For Drug Distributors

    January 28, 2010
    These two big drug distributors are profitable, but are they a good buy?
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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?
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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?
  62. Subliminal Marketing Mavericks

    February 18, 2009
    A look at how undercover marketing techniques correlate to stock potential and performance.
  63. 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.
  64. 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 ...
  65. CVS Posts Record Profits

    May 5, 2008
    Despite the slowing U.S economy, CVS is still going strong.
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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.
  69. 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?
  70. 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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