CVS Health Corporation (CVS) Upgraded at Needham & Company LLC

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In related news, Director Richard J. Swift sold 2,500 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 16th. About 3.31 million shares traded.

CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 6th. It has underperformed by 41.10% the S&P500. The stock declined 0.25% or $0.18 reaching $70.82 per share. The company has market cap of $5.83 billion. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 2,946,531 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $237,078,000 after buying an additional 1,125,400 shares during the period. It has outperformed by 13.30% the S&P500.

Since June 12, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $18.44 million activity. Moreover, Hutchin Hill Lp has 0.14% invested in CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.92 in Q2 2017. Investors will be getting a good grip in comparing the current earnings of the company to estimated future earnings. 108 funds opened positions while 483 raised stakes. 803.96 million shares or 0.96% less from 811.73 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Bangor Bancorporation holds 0.07% or 3,974 shares. Ny State Teachers Retirement holds 1.85 million shares. Silvercrest Asset Grp Limited Co invested 0.49% of its portfolio in CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS). They expect this year's earnings to rise 0.86% year-over-year to $5.89, followed by 7.64% growth in the next year to $6.34. Community Natl Bank Na has 19,976 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio. Blb&B Advisors Limited Liability Corp stated it has 16,355 shares. Huntington Commercial Bank holds 0% of its portfolio in YPF SA (ADR) (NYSE:YPF) for 443 shares. Focused Wealth Mngmt Incorporated holds 203 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 155 are held by Macroview Mngmt Ltd Liability. Sg Americas Secs Ltd Liability Co invested 0% of its portfolio in Extended Stay America Inc (NYSE:STAY). Lathrop Investment Mngmt holds 143,420 shares or 3.28% of its portfolio.

Needham & Company LLC upgraded shares of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report issued on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Bluecrest Mgmt reported 0.35% of its portfolio in Extended Stay America Inc (NYSE:STAY). During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.64 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that CVS Health Corporation will post 5.89 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The pharmacy operator reported $1.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.01. CVS's profit will be $1.92 billion for 9.27 P/E if the $1.90 EPS becomes a reality. The institutional investor held 16,094 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $1.29 million, up from 10,504 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Therefore 63% are positive. Oakworth reported 0.06% in CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS). The rating was initiated by Barclays Capital with "Overweight" on Friday, December 18. Argus reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $120.00 price objective on shares of CVS Health Corporation in a report on Thursday, August 4th. CVS Health had 51 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) earned "Buy" rating by UBS on Thursday, October 6. FBR & Co reaffirmed an "outperform" rating and set a $120.00 price objective on shares of CVS Health Corporation in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd.

CVS Health Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, is an integrated pharmacy healthcare company. On Monday, June 12 Denton David M sold $18.44M worth of CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) or 230,510 shares. Mizuho has "Buy" rating and $108 target. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Neutral" on Monday, May 9. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, August 16 by Wolfe Research. Therefore 29% are positive. American Express Company had 85 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has "Buy" rating by Compass Point on Friday, April 15. JP Morgan maintained it with "Overweight" rating and $123 target in Monday, November 2 report. Credit Suisse maintained American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) rating on Thursday, October 19. Credit Suisse has "Sell" rating and $84.0 target. Jefferies has "Hold" rating and $86.0 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.82 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.17, from 1.09 in 2017Q1. Fernwood Management Ltd has 2.85% invested in CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS) for 48,773 shares. 54 funds opened positions while 95 raised stakes. 440.67 million shares or 1.25% more from 435.22 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Ashmore Group Incorporated Public Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 142,173 shares. Palladium Prns Ltd Llc stated it has 80,422 shares or 0.51% of all its holdings. Freestone Holdg Limited holds 0.16% or 23,456 shares in its portfolio. Country Club Tru Na accumulated 17,276 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec holds 2.06 million shares or 0.42% of its portfolio. Finally, Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of CVS Health Corporation by 61.8% in the second quarter. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board reported 121,000 shares. 181.67 million shares or 1.84% more from 178.39 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 119,555 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $9,939,802.70. Natixis Asset accumulated 38,845 shares. (NYSE:EMR). Nordea Inv, Sweden-based fund reported 134,436 shares.

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