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  • Sep. 13, 2013, 9:40 AM
    • Cowen initiates Walgreen (WAG +0.2%) at Outperform with a PT of $62 (potential upside of 16.3%) and CVS Caremark  (CVS +0.4%) at Perform with a PT of $66.
    • Walgreen has outperformed CVS so far this year, up 44% compared to CVS's 23.1% gain YTD.
    | Sep. 13, 2013, 9:40 AM | 2 Comments
  • Sep. 12, 2013, 1:39 PM
    • Dividend payers may be a good place to hide out from rising interest rates, but those stocks sporting the highest yields - telecoms and utilities - tend to have slow payment growth, making them less-attractive as rates rise. Checking back to the 1994 bond bear market, telecoms and utilities were among the market's worst performers.
    • Better to shop for modest payers, but above-average payment growth. Barron's screens for those characteristics combined with reasonable overall valuation and turns up three names: Boeing (BA), CVS Caremark (CVS), and GE.
    • Certain dividend ETFs employ this strategy as well, with Vanguard's Dividend Appreciation (VIG) - almost zero exposure to telecoms and utilities  - and WisdomTree's U.S. Dividend Growth ETF (DGRW) coming to mind. Others include DGRS, DNL, EMDG, DGRE.
    • Telecom and utility ETFs: IYZ, XTL, VOX, LTL, TLLIDU, PUI, XLU, VPU, RYU, FXU, PSCU, UPW, SDP, UTLT.
    | Sep. 12, 2013, 1:39 PM | 4 Comments
  • Aug. 29, 2013, 2:38 PM
    • A mix of economic news is lifting select grocery and drugstore stocks as the sector gets another look amid broad concerns over consumer spending.
    • Advancers: SWY +1.4%, KR +1.2%, WFM +1.7%, NGVC +3.5%, WAG +1.5%, RAD +2.5%, CVS +1.2%, VSI +2.5%.
    | Aug. 29, 2013, 2:38 PM
  • Aug. 7, 2013, 8:01 AM
    • CVC Caremark (CVS) is downgraded to Hold by Cantor Fitzgerald on a valuation call and sees its price target lowered by the investment firm to $62.
    • CVS -0.2% premarket.
    | Aug. 7, 2013, 8:01 AM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 6, 2013, 9:23 AM
    • CVS Caremark (CVS) says revenue from its retail pharmacy and PBM business both rose at a 2% rate during Q2.
    • New generic drug introductions helped margins, but cut into sales.
    • The company says it expects 2013 EPS of $3.90-$3.96 vs a prior outlook of $3.89-$4.00. (PR)
    • CVS -0.4% premarket.
    | Aug. 6, 2013, 9:23 AM
  • Aug. 6, 2013, 7:03 AM
    • CVS Caremark (CVS): Q2 EPS of $0.97 beats by $0.01.
    • Revenue of $31.25B beats by $0.12B. (PR)
    | Aug. 6, 2013, 7:03 AM
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  • Aug. 2, 2013, 9:24 AM
    • CVS Caremark (CVS) agrees to pay $20M to settle a SEC investigation into public disclosures dating back to 2009.
    • The company said the settlement won't impact earnings with the funds already set aside.
    | Aug. 2, 2013, 9:24 AM
  • Jul. 10, 2013, 1:21 PM
    CVS Caremark Corporation (CVS) declares $0.225/share quarterly dividend, in line with previous. Forward yield 1.50% For shareholders of record July 22. Payable August 2. Ex-div date July 18. (PR)
    | Jul. 10, 2013, 1:21 PM
  • Jun. 27, 2013, 3:59 PM

    The FDA closes down 1.6K fake pharmacies operating on the Internet including at least a couple that were posing as the online presence of Walgreen (WAG -0.2%) and CVS Caremark (CVS -0.1%). A concerted crackdown on counterfeit drug sales is presumed to be positive for drugstore operators Walgreen, Rite Aid (RAD +1.6%), and CVS Caremark although it's tricky for analysts to put a number to the impact.

    | Jun. 27, 2013, 3:59 PM
  • Jun. 25, 2013, 1:42 PM
    Retail watch: Walgreen's (WAG -7%) FQ3 earnings report may have tipped off a disturbing industry trend, according to analysts. Front-end sales dropped 3.9% during the quarter as the pattern of soft traffic for the drugstore sector (RAD, CVS) continues. Though the dollar store group (DLTR, DG, FDO) has been a competitive threat for items such as toiletries and greeting cards, it's the grocery sector (SWY, KR, SVU) which may taken the bigger slice of the consumables pie.
    | Jun. 25, 2013, 1:42 PM | 7 Comments
  • Jun. 18, 2013, 8:15 AM

    More on ICSC Retail Sales: The retail sector put in a mixed week with department stores, electronics store chains (RSH, BBY), and drug stores (CVS, WAG, RAD) strong for the period, but sales at dollar stores (DG, DLTR, FIVE, FDO) and wholesale clubs (COST, PSMT) notably weak. After last week's drop in sales cut into forward progress, the year-over-year gain in retail chain store sales stands 2.5% higher after threatening a 3% pace earlier in the year.

    | Jun. 18, 2013, 8:15 AM
  • Jun. 12, 2013, 3:30 PM

    Accenture thinks the number of retail health clinics opening up in store settings like drugstores will double by the end of 2015. Though medical professionals warn about fragmented healthcare, the ease of service and lower costs of the care clinics could keep demand high. It's a trend to watch for CVS Caremark (CVS), Walgreen (WAG), Target (TGT), and Wal-Mart (WMT) as the retailers look to take advantage of expanded health insurance coverage in the U.S.

    | Jun. 12, 2013, 3:30 PM | 5 Comments
  • Jun. 11, 2013, 8:19 AM
    More on ICSC Chain Store Sales: A broad drop in retail demand was attributed in part to torrential rain on the East Coast. The biggest week-over-week declines were in the categories of drug stores (RAD, CVS, WAG) and office supply stores (SPLS, OMX, ODP). Compared to last year, chain store sales were 2.2% higher.
    | Jun. 11, 2013, 8:19 AM
  • May 6, 2013, 9:23 AM

    Pfizer (PFE) plans to start selling Viagra online, according to an AP report. The initiative could serve as a test run by Big Pharma over disrupting its current model to look at online distribution for treatments viewed as more embarrassing to buy in person. Drugstore operators (CVS, WAG, RAD) will be watching the development very carefully. PFE -0.1% premarket.

    | May 6, 2013, 9:23 AM | 2 Comments
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