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  • Jan. 30, 2013, 10:48 AM

    CVS Caremark (CVS +0.6%) continues to draw attention from investment managers as it retains more customers added on during the Express Scripts-Walgreen dispute than anticipated and sees increased traffic into its stores due to the national flu epidemic. Despite a 7% YTD run already, share could move even higher if Q4 numbers come in strong.

    | Jan. 30, 2013, 10:48 AM
  • Jan. 18, 2013, 12:27 PM
    The latest report from the CDC on the national outbreak of the flu shows nine more children deaths to bring the season's total to 29. Doctor visits are still on the rise as is demand for flu shots at drugstore chains CVS Caremark (CVS -0.4%), Rite Aid (RAD +1.3%), and Walgreen (WAG -0.3%).
    | Jan. 18, 2013, 12:27 PM | 2 Comments
  • Jan. 14, 2013, 9:04 AM
    Reports on major drugstore chains running out of flu shots over the weekend tip off that Walgreen (WAG), Rite Aid (RAD), and CVS Caremark (CVS) may be seeing increased traffic due to the national outbreak of the flu. Typically, the chains pick up some incremental grocery sales during a heightened flu season.
    | Jan. 14, 2013, 9:04 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 7, 2013, 7:31 PM

    The SEC is looking in to a report that Washington Council Ernst & Young violated auditor rules by letting its lobbying unit perform work for several major audit clients including Amgen (AMGN), CVS Caremark (CVS) and Verizon (VZ). U.S. independence rules bar auditors from serving in an "advocacy role" for audit clients, but it's unclear how far along the probe is, or whether it will result in any civil charges.

    | Jan. 7, 2013, 7:31 PM
  • Jan. 7, 2013, 11:24 AM

    The early start to the flu season is expected to bring in more traffic to pharmacy chains Walgreen (WAG +2.2%), CVS Caremark (CVS -1.1%) and Rite Aid (RAD -2.6%) as the national media picks up on the story. The CDC reports 41 states have "widespread influenza" activity and says 52.6% of patients visit are for flu illnesses - compared to a national baseline average of around 2.2%.

    | Jan. 7, 2013, 11:24 AM
  • Dec. 20, 2012, 9:17 AM

    Shares of Walgreen (WAG) and CVS Caremark (CVS) are on watch after Rite Aid reported its first quarterly profit since 2007. The quick analyst take on the drugstore chain shakeup is that Rite Aid's execution is behind the strong Q3 more than sector strength.

    | Dec. 20, 2012, 9:17 AM
  • Dec. 14, 2012, 10:04 AM

    Goldman Sachs weighs in on the pharmacy wars, noting CVS Caremark (CVS +2.2%) still has room to grow based on its "distinctive positioning" in the sector. Despite all the sound and fury from Walgreen (WAG -0.1%) on recapturing its lost customers back, the opposite appears to be the reality as the CVS share in the prescription market rises instead of falls.

    | Dec. 14, 2012, 10:04 AM
  • Dec. 13, 2012, 9:10 AM
    Premarket gainers: TELK +28%. ONCY +22%. BBY +17%. CLWR +13%. CVS +5%. TSL +5%.
    Losers: RIGL -33%. HRG -26%.
    | Dec. 13, 2012, 9:10 AM
  • Dec. 13, 2012, 8:07 AM

    In addition to increasing its quarterly dividend, CVS Caremark (CVS) also intends to buy back $4B of shares in 2013. At its investor day today, the company forecast adjusted EPS of $3.84-$3.98, above consensus of $3.82, free cash flow of $4.8-5.1B and cash from operations of $6.4-6.6B. CVS also reiterates its 2012 guidance. (PR)

    | Dec. 13, 2012, 8:07 AM
  • Dec. 13, 2012, 7:52 AM
    CVS Caremark (CVS) declares $0.225/share quarterly dividend, 38% increase from prior dividend of $0.1625. Forward yield 1.89%. For shareholders of record Jan. 24. Payable Feb. 04. Ex-div date Jan. 22. Shares +4.1% premarket. (PR)
    | Dec. 13, 2012, 7:52 AM
  • Dec. 10, 2012, 1:33 PM
    A bankruptcy judge in New York signs off on a deal which will allow more than 15K Kodak kiosks to stay in CVS Caremark (CVS +1.2%) stores through 2016. The agreement will make Kodak's personal imaging business look more attractive to a buyer.
    | Dec. 10, 2012, 1:33 PM
  • Nov. 19, 2012, 1:49 PM
    Eastman Kodak (EKDKQ.PK) strikes a deal with CVS Caremark (CVS +0.6%) to keep as many as 15K photo kiosks at CVS stores through 2016. The deal is important because it ensures the company's biggest customer will still be in tact for a potential buyer of the Kodak imaging service business.
    | Nov. 19, 2012, 1:49 PM
  • Nov. 14, 2012, 8:16 PM

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway discloses several changes to its portfolio, including a stake in Deere & Co. (DE) and selling off 5.3M shares of CVS Caremark (CVS). Firm also added to its existing investments in: Wells Fargo (WFC), Bank of New York Mellon Corp. (BK), General Motors (GM), DirecTV (DTV), DaVita (DVA), National Oilwell Varco (NOV) and Viacom (VIAB). It reduced stakes in: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Kraft Foods (KRFT), Lee Enterprises (LEE), Procter & Gamble (PG) and US Bancorp (USB). (13-F)

    | Nov. 14, 2012, 8:16 PM | 3 Comments
  • Nov. 6, 2012, 10:07 AM
    CVS Caremark (CVS -0.8%) appears to have won over a lot of ex-Walgreen customers for good based on the drugstore operator's "blowout" Q3, notes CNBC's Jim Cramer (video). The company says it now expects to retain close to 60% of the new clients gained from the WAG-ESRX impasse after earlier estimates ranged lower.
    | Nov. 6, 2012, 10:07 AM
  • Nov. 6, 2012, 7:15 AM

    More on CVS Caremark (CVS): Retail pharmacy sales rose 4.3% with higher drug costs and the growth of the firm's Medicare Part D program contributing. The company raises and narrows its full-year guidance to $3.38-$3.41, from a prior range of $3.32-$3.38. (PR)

    | Nov. 6, 2012, 7:15 AM
  • Nov. 6, 2012, 7:03 AM
    CVS Caremark (CVS): Q3 EPS of $0.85 beats by $0.01. Revenue of $30.2B (+13.3% Y/Y) misses by $700M. (PR)
    | Nov. 6, 2012, 7:03 AM
Company Description
CVS Health Corp iis an integrated pharmacy health care provider. The Company has three segments: Pharmacy Services, Retail Pharmacy and Corporate.
Sector: Healthcare
Industry: Drug Stores
Country: United States