How will consumers fare if CVS and Aetna merge?


The company has a market cap of $76,095.96, a P/E ratio of 13.16, a PEG ratio of 1.29 and a beta of 0.89. About 120,959 shares traded.

The EPS of CVS Health Corporation is strolling at 4.84, measuring its EPS growth this year at 5.60%. CVS Health has $132 highest and $73 lowest target.

As the specter of Inc. looms over the healthcare industry, it's easy to see the tech giant's threat as a major factor behind the megadeal between CVS Health Corp. and Aetna Inc.

The acquisition, including debt, is valued at $77 billion. In addition to health clinics and medical equipment, CVS could aid with vision, hearing and nutrition. The stock decreased 1.17% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $70.85. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.07, for a total value of $20,032,330.50. The stock of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) earned "Outperform" rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, December 17. It has underperformed by 41.10% the S&P500.

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The stock decreased 0.72% or $0.515 during the last trading session, reaching $71.175. Keel Point LLC raised its stake in shares of CVS Health by 0.7% during the 1st quarter. It dropped, as 84 investors sold CVS Health Corporation shares while 559 reduced holdings.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in CVS. Elefante Mark B raised its stake in shares of CVS Health by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. Westover Cap Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.25% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). First Personal Finance Serv invested in 188 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Compton Capital Management Ri has 30,017 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement holds 0.25% or 63,200 shares. Barnett And Company Inc invested 2.84% of its portfolio in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Baker Ellis Asset Management Llc acquired 28,898 shares as Ball Corp (BLL)'s stock rose 9.29%. 204,771 were reported by Oak Assoc Limited Oh. Proshare Advsr Lc stated it has 0.1% of its portfolio in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Chemical Retail Bank accumulated 61,321 shares or 0.54% of the stock. Therefore 68% are positive.

CVS will provide a range of health services to Aetnas 22 million medical members. The stock has "Buy" rating by Argus Research on Monday, August 10. SunTrust has "Buy" rating and $260.0 target. Leerink Swann set a $85.00 target price on CVS Health and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research note on Monday.

The vision would expand well beyond the mission of CVS' 1,100 "MinuteClinics" - 26 of them in CT - becoming a "front door" to the health care system. The rating was upgraded by Vetr to "Buy" on Monday, August 24. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, July 22 by Deutsche Bank. As per Tuesday, November 7, the company rating was maintained by Loop Capital.

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Analysts await CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) to report earnings on February, 8. During the same quarter previous year, the business posted $1.64 EPS. CVS has 9,700 pharmacies coast-to-coast in the US - including 135 in CT - and other 1,600 in Target stores.

Since June 12, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $18.44 million activity. Shares for $18.44M were sold by Denton David M on Monday, June 12. Oarsman Capital Inc. now owns 39,393 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $3,170,000 after buying an additional 2,582 shares during the period. WAL's profit will be $87.55M for 17.75 P/E if the $0.83 EPS becomes a reality.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.19, from 0.83 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 51 investors sold LVS shares while 165 reduced holdings. Eagle Asset Mgmt reported 23,971 shares. Stephens Inc. AR now owns 90,505 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $7,282,000 after buying an additional 21,618 shares during the period. Ancora Llc holds 69,872 shares or 0.36% of its portfolio. Davis Capital Prtn Ltd Liability reported 146,299 shares. Parsec Fincl Management Incorporated holds 1.79% or 281,237 shares in its portfolio. 3,276 are held by Sva Plumb Wealth Management Ltd Liability Corporation. Ig Inv Management Limited reported 1.39 million shares or 0.58% of all its holdings. Excalibur Management has 13,691 shares for 0.99% of their portfolio. American Century holds 401,538 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio.

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