CVS Health (CVS) Price Target Raised to $85.00 at Needham & Company LLC

CVS Health to purchase Aetna for $69 billion

CVS Health to purchase Aetna for $69 billion

Arcadia Investment Management Corp MI now owns 1,333 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 726 shares in the last quarter. Ball Corp now has $14.24 billion valuation. The stock decreased 3.07% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $2.37. About 3,733 shares traded. Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX) has risen 6.83% since December 5, 2016 and is uptrending. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company. Therefore 68% are positive. CVS Health had 57 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, June 23, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, February 2 to "Neutral". The company was maintained on Monday, August 10 by Argus Research. Barclays Capital initiated CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) on Friday, December 18 with "Overweight" rating. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Neutral" on Monday, May 9.

Among 25 analysts covering CVS Health (NYSE:CVS), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Also, EVP Thomas M. Moriarty sold 90,267 shares of CVS Health stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 11th. JP Morgan maintained CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) on Monday, November 2 with "Overweight" rating. The Company provides pharmacy care for the senior community through Omnicare, Inc (Omnicare) and Omnicare's long-term care (LTC) operations, which include distribution of pharmaceuticals, related pharmacy consulting and other ancillary services to chronic care facilities and other care settings.

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There is already speculation that the other insurers could now be a good strategic fit for CVS rival Walgreens as well as Walmart, which operates a lucrative pharmacy business. It has a 75.89 P/E ratio. The Pharmacy Services segment offers pharmacy benefit management solutions, such as plan design and administration, formulary management, Medicare Part D services, mail order, specialty pharmacy and infusion services, retail pharmacy network management services, prescription management systems, clinical services, disease management programs, and medical pharmacy management services.

CVS's overall volume in the last trading session was 40,184,371 shares. These shares are worth $1,667,800 and were traded at $81.17 each. The company was initiated on Friday, January 22 by Robert W. Baird. It has underperformed by 41.10% the S&P500. The stock has a market cap of $76,095.96, a PE ratio of 13.16, a P/E/G ratio of 1.29 and a beta of 0.89. The pharmacy operator reported $1.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.01. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 714,125 shares of company stock worth $58,119,381. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Blackrock Inc., which owns 64,566,034 shares of the stock are valued at $4.85 billion. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 250,335 shares in the company, valued at approximately $20,197,027.80. Cim Mangement Inc has invested 0.45% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). 229,770 were reported by Dearborn Prtn Ltd Llc. Wealthcare Advisory Partners LLC now owns 1,291 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock valued at $105,000 after buying an additional 991 shares in the last quarter. The Washington-based Perkins Coie has invested 1.16% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Louisiana State Employees Retirement holds 0.25% or 63,200 shares. Harris LP holds 0.72% or 5.00 million shares. Cls Ltd Co stated it has 0.04% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). The institutional investor held 353,612 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $28.45 million, up from 302,508 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Agf holds 0.28% of its portfolio in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) for 305,075 shares. $231,066 worth of stock was sold by HAYES JOHN A on Tuesday, June 6.

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A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of CVS. Therefore 79% are positive. Hayek Kallen Inv Mgmt reported 15,146 shares. The brokerage now has a hold rating on the pharmacy operator's stock. (NYSE:FCX) on Sunday, September 3 with "Hold" rating. Needham has "Buy" rating and $79 target. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, April 12 report. Deutsche Bank assumed coverage on shares of CVS Health in a research note on Monday. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, August 10 by Argus Research. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, December 9 by Jefferies. SunTrust maintained SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) rating on Tuesday, November 28.

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