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CVS Health Corporation [CVS] stock Initiated by Piper Sandler analyst, price target now $72

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CVS Health Corporation [NYSE: CVS] gained 1.08% on the last trading session, reaching $57.94 price per share at the time.

CVS Health Corporation represents 1.31 billion in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $75.02 billion with the latest information. CVS stock price has been found in the range of $57.60 to $58.595.


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If compared to the average trading volume of 7.59M shares, CVS reached a trading volume of 5302244 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about CVS Health Corporation [CVS]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CVS shares is $78.74 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CVS stock is a recommendation set at 2.10. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Piper Sandler have made an estimate for CVS Health Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on September 17, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, SVB Leerink raised their target price to Mkt Perform. The new note on the price target was released on July 01, 2020, representing the official price target for CVS Health Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $75, while Credit Suisse analysts kept a Outperform rating on CVS stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for CVS Health Corporation is set at 1.42, with the Price to Sales ratio for CVS stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.28. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.12, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 13.49. Price to Free Cash Flow for CVS in the course of the last twelve months was 6.81 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.70.

Trading performance analysis for CVS stock

CVS Health Corporation [CVS] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.58. With this latest performance, CVS shares dropped by -8.60% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -2.92% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -6.67% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for CVS stock in for the last two-week period is set at 41.04, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 43.32, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 40.51 for CVS Health Corporation [CVS]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 62.00, while it was recorded at 57.50 for the last single week of trading, and 64.68 for the last 200 days.

CVS Health Corporation [CVS]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and CVS Health Corporation [CVS] shares currently have an operating margin of +4.95 and a Gross Margin at +17.67. CVS Health Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +2.58.

Return on Total Capital for CVS is now 8.91, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 4.78. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 10.86, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.14. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, CVS Health Corporation [CVS] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 139.36. Additionally, CVS Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 58.22, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 39.68. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 130.94, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 54.70.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, CVS Health Corporation [CVS] managed to generate an average of $22,859 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 13.78 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.21.CVS Health Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.70 and a Current Ratio set at 1.00.

CVS Health Corporation [CVS]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, CVS Health Corporation posted 1.84/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.77/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 4.00%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for CVS. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for CVS Health Corporation go to 6.34%.

An analysis of insider ownership at CVS Health Corporation [CVS]

There are presently around $59,121 million, or 79.20% of CVS stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CVS stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 107,207,317, which is approximately -0.493% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 97,156,370 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $5.63 billion in CVS stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $3.3 billion in CVS stock with ownership of nearly 1.712% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in CVS Health Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 1,030 institutional holders increased their position in CVS Health Corporation [NYSE:CVS] by around 64,489,416 shares. Additionally, 784 investors decreased positions by around 55,845,745 shares, while 156 investors held positions by with 900,051,871 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,020,387,032 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CVS stock had 156 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,292,474 shares, while 100 institutional investors sold positions of 7,546,886 shares during the same period.

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