CVS : Analysis & Opinions

  1. 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, ...
  2. Will Yellen Show Her Hand? - Ahead of Wall Street

    February 11, 2014
    The Fed has decided to get out of the QE business and likely has a very high bar for making changes to its Taper program.
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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, ...
  5. Short Interest in SUPERVALU and Rite Aid Falls (JCP, RAD, SVU)

    August 11, 2013
    Overall, the short interest moves in troubled retail companies were mixed again during the final weeks of July. J.C. Penney ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. Short Sellers Retreat from GameStop, Rite Aid (AVP, GME, RAD)

    July 14, 2013
    Overall, the short interest moves in troubled retail companies were mixed again during the latter weeks of June. Avon Products ...
  8. Walgreens Hikes Dividend Again - Analyst Blog

    July 11, 2013
    Walgreens hikes quarterly dividend to 31.5 cents per share.
  9. Strong Sell on BioScrip - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2013
    BioScrip lowered to Zacks Rank #5 (Strong Sell) on Jul 9.
  10. Rite Aid's June Comps Improve - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2013
    Rite Aid reported slight growth in comparable-store sales for Jun 2013, thereby breaking the declining trend of comps for ...
  11. Rite Aid Closes Debt Offering - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2013
    Yesterday, Rite Aid declared the completion of its debt refinancing activity announced on Jun 18.
  12. BioScrip Lowered to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2013
    We downgrade our recommendation on BioScrip to Neutral.
  13. Walgreens Focus on Retail Pharmacy - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2013
    Walgreens increased vaccination availability at pharmacies in Indiana.
  14. Rite Aid Repeats Positive Earnings - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2013
    Rite Aid posted a quarterly profit for the third consecutive quarter.
  15. Rite Aid Ups Debt Offering Amount - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2013
    Yesterday, Rite Aid raised the offering of senior notes to $810 million.
  16. Rite Aid Continues Debt Refinancing - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    Rite Aid Corporation has come up with its second refinancing scheme in this month, commencing a $400 million senior notes ...
  17. Rite Aid to Refinance Debt - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    Rite Aid announces the initiation of a debt refinancing transaction and provided an impressive outlook for first-quarter ...
  18. McKesson Misses in 3Q - Analyst Blog

    February 1, 2013
    McKesson Corporation's (MCK) third quarter fiscal 2013 (ended Dec 31, 2012) adjusted earnings of $1.41 per share missed the ...
  19. CVS Caremark Soars to a New High - Analyst Blog

    January 24, 2013
    Shares of CVS Caremark (CVS) reached a new 52-week high of $52.63 on Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013. The stock continues to edge ...
  20. Still Neutral on Walgreens - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    We reiterate our Neutral recommendation on Walgreens (WAG) following the first quarter fiscal 2013 results. While the company's ...
  21. Steady Flu Supplies from Safeway - Analyst Blog

    January 17, 2013
    In its concerted effort to meet the rising demand for vaccines in the ongoing flu season, Safeway Inc. (SWY) supplied its ...
  22. 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. ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. Lackluster Monthly Sales for WAG - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    Drug retailer Walgreen Co. (WAG) continued to disappoint with its monthly results as it witnessed another dull month, with ...
  25. How to Protect Your Portfolio from a Reversed 'January Effect'

    December 21, 2012
    The "January Effect" is a well-known market phenomenon famous for causing the stock market to rally during the month in most ...
  26. Positive 3Q Earnings for Rite Aid - Analyst Blog

    December 21, 2012
    Drugstore chain operator, Rite Aid Corp. (RAD), posted third-quarter 2013 earnings per share of 7 cents that fared better ...
  27. Earnings Preview: Walgreens - Analyst Blog

    December 18, 2012
    Walgreen Co. (WAG) is slated to release its first quarter 2013 earnings results on Friday, December 21, 2012, before the ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. Cystic Fibrosis Stake for Walgreen - Analyst Blog

    December 10, 2012
    Walgreen co. (WAG) has been taking strategic steps to negate the impact of the initial contract loss with Express Scripts ...
  30. Lean 1Q13 Sales; Tepid Nov for WAG - Analyst Blog

    December 6, 2012
    Drug retailer Walgreen Co. (WAG) recently announced select financial results for first quarter fiscal 2013 along with results ...
  31. CVS Caremark Static at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    December 5, 2012
    Following the third quarter earnings release, we reaffirm our long-term 'Neutral' recommendation on CVS Caremark (CVS), the ...
  32. OraSure Unveils In-Home HIV test - Analyst Blog

    October 12, 2012
    OraSure Technologies (OSUR), a provider of medical devices and technologies to diagnose critical medical conditions, recently ...
  33. Rite Aid's Sept. Comps Disappoint - Analyst Blog

    October 5, 2012
    Drugstore chain retailer, Rite Aid Corporation's (RAD) same-store sales (comps) for the four weeks ended September 29, 2 ...
  34. Lower September Sales for Walgreen - Analyst Blog

    October 4, 2012
    Drug retailer Walgreen Co. (WAG) posted dismal sales results for the month of September 2012, recording a decline of 7.8% ...
  35. WAG Buys Cystic Fibrosis Stake - Analyst Blog

    October 3, 2012
    To negate the impact of the initial contract loss with Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) as well as to win back former ...
  36. Rite Aid Narrows Loss - Analyst Blog

    September 21, 2012
    Drugstore chain operator, Rite Aid Corp. (RAD), posted second-quarter 2012 loss per share of 5 cents, which bettered both ...
  37. Rite Aid Buys Town Hill Pharmacy - Analyst Blog

    September 19, 2012
    Drugstore chain retailer, Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) recently announced that it has acquired Town Hill Pharmacy. However, ...
  38. 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 ...
  39. August Comps Rise at Rite Aid - Analyst Blog

    September 6, 2012
    Drugstore chain retailer, Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) reported a same-store sales (comps) increase of 0.4% for the five-week ...
  40. 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 ...
  41. Company News for August 8, 2012 - Corporate Summary

    August 8, 2012
    "    Boston Properties, Inc. (NYSE:BXP) posted second quarter earnings per share of $1.37, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate ...
  42. No News Is Good News - Analyst Blog

    August 7, 2012
    The stock market has erased most of the early summer losses and is now within striking distance of the spring high. While ...
  43. Ahead of Wall Street - August 7, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    August 7, 2012
    Tuesday, August 7, 2012 The stock market has erased most of the early Summer losses and is now within striking distance ...
  44. Rite Aid's Comps Improved - Analyst Blog

    August 3, 2012
    Drugstore chain retailer Rite Aid Corporation's (RAD) same-store sales (comps) reported an increase of 0.5% for the four-week ...
  45. CVS Caremark Stays Neutral - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2012
    Recently, we have reiterated our Neutral recommendation on CVS Caremark Corporation (CVS), which is supported by our target ...
  46. Rite Aid's June Comps Decline - Analyst Blog

    July 9, 2012
    Drugstore chain Rite Aid Corporation (RAD) reported a decline of 1% in same-store sales (comps) for the four-week period ...
  47. Catalyst Health Acquired by SXC - Analyst Blog

    July 5, 2012
    On Monday, Catalyst Health Solutions Inc. was acquired by rival pharmacy benefits management (PBM) company, SXC Health Solutions ...
  48. Walgreen Hopes That It Can Buy Growth

    June 25, 2012
    Buying Alliance Boots is a major strategic shift for a pharmacy chain struggling to maintain its market relevance
  49. Rite Aid Tops, Revises Outlook - Analyst Blog

    June 22, 2012
    Drugstore chain operator Rite Aid Corp. (RAD) posted first-quarter 2012 adjusted earnings per share of 1 cent, which bettered ...
  50. BioScrip Maintained at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2012
    We are maintaining our Neutral recommendation on BioScrip Inc. (BIOS) with a target price of $7.25. BioScrip reported a ...
  51. Retailing Ruckus

    June 4, 2012
    Following a bad April and a worse May for U.S. stocks, it can be said that some sectors that held up relatively well during ...
  52. Company News for May 03, 2012 - Corporate Summary

    May 3, 2012
    Company News for May 03, 2012 - Corporate Summary
  53. ADP Sees Weakening Labor Market - Analyst Blog

    May 2, 2012
    ADP Sees Weakening Labor Market - Analyst Blog
  54. Ahead of Wall Street - May 2, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street

    May 2, 2012
    Ahead of Wall Street - May 2, 2012 - Ahead of Wall Street
  55. Time To Buy Retail?

    February 15, 2012
    If you want to take to the temperature of the U.S. consumer, keep an eye on retail ETFs.
  56. 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 ...
  57. Coinstar Crushes It

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

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

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

    September 30, 2011
    Walgreen is doing okay today, but tomorrow is a much bigger question.
  61. 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.
  62. How To Profit From Fear In Today's Market

    August 31, 2011
    Investor panic leads to profits for the opportunistic investor
  63. The Secret Is Out On Tractor Supply

    July 25, 2011
    Tractor Supply's stock has moved ahead of its operating fundamentals.
  64. Growth Slight At American Greetings

    July 6, 2011
    American Greetings posted slightly improved results for its quarter, but the greeting card company has a chance to make much ...
  65. ETFs To Own And To Avoid

    June 13, 2011
    Investors looking for safety and protection will want to consider the pros and cons of these exchange-traded funds.
  66. Stocks OK Despite Debt Downgrade

    April 20, 2011
    Though there was some panic at the start of the week, the stock market may not be in turmoil just yet.
  67. 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.
  68. 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.
  69. Will Patience Pay For Walgreen Shareholders?

    March 23, 2011
    The drug retailing business is getting tougher, but Walgreen is a proven winner.
  70. Medco Looks To Stay In The Pink

    February 24, 2011
    Medco continues to deliver the goods, while contract worries hang over the stock.
  71. Oil-Dri Delivers Profits

    February 24, 2011
    Oil-Dri is known for its Jonny Cat and Cat's Pride kitty litter. However, its industrial products are what deliver the profits.
  72. McKesson Could Run Further

    February 11, 2011
    McKesson's stock is bumping against its highs over the past year, but it's still worth a look.
  73. American Greetings Continues To Change

    January 4, 2011
    American Greetings had a third quarter with a slight sales decline and a slight profit increase, excluding charges. We look ...
  74. Walgreen Tightens Costs, Profits Soar

    December 24, 2010
    Walgreen had tremendous profits in its first quarter of fiscal 2011. The company kept down its costs and that drove results ...
  75. Cardinal Puts Some Cash To Work

    November 30, 2010
    Cardinal puts nearly $2 billion in cash into expanding its business in higher-margin markets. Find out the potential risk ...
  76. Big Money In Private Labels

    November 9, 2010
    The growth of private label and store brands represents an interesting opportunity for investors.
  77. Walgreen Fills Rx For A Healthy Quarter

    September 30, 2010
    Drugstore chain Walgreen posted a strong earnings and revenue increase for its fiscal fourth quarter. The market was encouraged ...
  78. Rite Aid Losses Grow Again

    September 28, 2010
    Drugstore chain Rite Aid reported big losses in its latest quarter.
  79. If Fundamentals Matter

    September 17, 2010
    With the rise of ETFs, fast-trading, algorithms and machines dominating the market, is individual stock-picking nearly dead?
  80. 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.
  81. Walgreen's Growth Is Slow Going

    June 25, 2010
    Income was down, but total sales were up. Is Walgreen's worth a second look?
  82. Prestige Brands Looking Rather Modest

    June 23, 2010
    Prestige Brands has a humble product line yet enviable financials which make it an attractive value play at current prices.
  83. Technology Boosts McKesson's Core Business

    May 7, 2010
    At a forward P/E of only 14, shares of McKesson are worth a further look.
  84. Rite Aid Still Sick

    April 7, 2010
    Despite doing better than last year, Rite Aid still has a hard road ahead.
  85. Why This Market Makes Me Want To Do Drugs

    March 25, 2010
    Walgreen's latest earnings release shouldn't turn investors off.
  86. 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 ...
  87. 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.
  88. A Busy Week For Drug Distributors

    January 28, 2010
    These two big drug distributors are profitable, but are they a good buy?
  89. Walgreens Gets A Strong Dose Of Profits

    December 22, 2009
    The company had an outstanding quarter, thanks in part to the arrival of an early flu season.
  90. Walgreens Suffers The Retailing Curse

    December 4, 2009
    While Wal-Greens report is simply a monthly tally, the next earnings release may follow suit and disappoint analysts.
  91. AmerisourceBergen Profitably Pushing Drugs

    November 5, 2009
    AmerisourceBergen should continue to grows its top line modestly and generate substantial cash flow for shareholders.
  92. Rite Aid Continues Its Losing Ways

    October 2, 2009
    Rite Aid posted another losing quarter last week, and is still woefully behind its two main competitors, Walgreen and CVS ...
  93. Walgreen Serves Up Some Good Medicine

    October 2, 2009
    This company's better-than-expected Q4 results drew some attention, and it may be deserved.
  94. 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?
  95. Walgreen A Drugstore Stand-Out

    July 8, 2009
    Walgreen's June sales show that though it may be bumpy in the short-term, its long-term prospects look promising.
  96. Walgreen Earnings Down, But Prospects Still Up

    June 26, 2009
    Despite the lower earnings, Walgreen's restructuring and lower price might prevent a buying opportunity for investors.
  97. Institutional Investors: Follow The Leader

    June 18, 2009
    We take a look at five top stocks that are currently being held by institutional investors.
  98. Prestige In Name Only

    May 21, 2009
    Prestige Brands's products are far from glamorous, but can they add some luster to your portfolio's returns for 2009 and ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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?
  101. Archer Daniels Midland: A Top-Notch Low P/E Stock?

    March 6, 2009
    Low P/E stocks can prove to be companies that should be added to your watch list.
  102. Let Retail REITs Surprise You

    August 25, 2008
    The retail sector is in the tank, but surprisingly National Retail Properties is thriving. Sometimes it pays to ignore common ...
  103. Five Stocks To Bottom Fish For August 22

    August 22, 2008
    There are potential profits to be had buy researching stocks that are trading near their lows.
  104. 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 ...
  105. 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 ...
  106. Recession-Ready Stocks

    March 10, 2008
    Recession is a possibility, and the slowdown is already here. We examine several stocks that will help you brace for it.
  107. Rite Aid's Q3 A Bitter Pill (RAD)

    January 10, 2008
    A brutal quarter and dwindling December comps mean Rite Aid is losing out to its deep-pocketed competition.
  108. Stocking Stuffer Stocks

    November 29, 2007
    We examine four companies that might make nice additions to your holiday wish list.
  109. Market Q&A Time (WAG, MER, DIS)

    November 7, 2007
    With Wal-Mart offering $4 prescription drugs, how will drugstores like Walgreen make money? We answer this question and more.
  110. Third Quarter Q&A (YHOO, WAG, BA)

    October 30, 2007
    Why is Yahoo surging when Google is still the No.1 search engine? We answer this question and more.
  111. 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 ...
  112. How To Play On Falling Consumer Confidence (PG, JNJ)

    September 5, 2007
    Consumer confidence is down, along with slumping retail and a housing slowdown. We examine safe picks for a cool market.
  113. Delivering Our Meds (CAH, MCK, ABC)

    August 22, 2007
    Shipping (legal) drugs was once a boring business; however, with 78 million aging boomers, things could be heating up.
  114. 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.
  115. 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?
  116. 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.
  117. Wal-Mart's Discount Pharmacy A Bitter Pill For Competitors? (WMT)

    September 25, 2006
    Wal-Mart's new discount pharmacies look poised to take a bite out of big pharma's business, but are they really that potent?
  118. Fill Your Portfolio's Prescription For Growth With Walgreen and ...

    July 17, 2006
    Are these two drug companies going to keep experiencing their recently strong rates of growth?
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