Published: Tue, November 07, 2017
Industry | By Dora Warner

CVS announces next-day delivery of prescriptions to your home

CVS announces next-day delivery of prescriptions to your home

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CVS Health edged Wall Street earnings expectations in the quarter. Profitability in the division though was hurt by pressure on drug prices. CVS Health had 47 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $95.00 price objective on shares of CVS Health Corporation in a report on Monday, October 9th. Moreover, Tnb Financial has 0.17% invested in CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) for 11,655 shares. Mizuho has "Buy" rating and $90 target. CVS Health Corporation has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $106.24. Finally, TheStreet cut shares of CVS Health Corporation from a "b-" rating to a "c+" rating in a report on Tuesday, October 31st.

Among 6 analysts covering AllianceBernstein Holding (NYSE:AB), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. The company now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $87.33. Pacific Inv Management holds 0.11% of its portfolio in CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) for 5,869 shares.

The company now has an insider ownership of 0.1 Percent and Institutional ownership of 84.6 Percent. CVS Health Corporation has a 52 week low of $66.57 and a 52 week high of $84.72.

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CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) last released its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The pharmacy operator reported $1.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.01. If CVS Health hits this guidance, it would reflect a return to year-over-year earnings growth.

CVS Pharmacy also continues to expand its partnership with Instacart to offer personal shopping at 2,600 CVS Pharmacy stores across the country for delivery of front store products, including healthy food choices, beauty products and over-the-counter medications, with plans to expand the service to reach 50 percent of USA households by year end.

CVS' net income fell to $1.29 billion in the quarter ended September 30, down from $1.54 billion in the year-ago period.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 3rd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 24th were issued a dividend of $0.50 per share. On Friday, October 27 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Hold". This represents a $2.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.89%. CVS Health Corporation's dividend payout ratio is now 39.84%.

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CVS Health is cranking up prescription deliveries to customer homes or workplaces, as the drugstore chain tries to squeeze more of an edge from a massive store network that puts 70 percent of the US population within three miles of one of its locations. The shares were sold at an average price of $79.65, for a total value of $18,883,262.70.

In other news, EVP Thomas M. Moriarty sold 90,267 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 11th. $100.05's average target is 49.02% above currents $67.14 stock price. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 70,102 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $5,580,820.22. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The stock has declined 16 percent in the last 12 months. If you are viewing this news story on another site, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States & worldwide trademark & copyright laws.

CVS Health Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, is an integrated pharmacy healthcare company.

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