Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Azimuth Capital Management LLC Reduced Holding in CVS Health Corp (CVS)


Bontempo Ohly Capital Mgmt LLC now owns 21,830 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $1,756,000 after purchasing an additional 109 shares during the last quarter. Agf Investments Inc who had been investing in Cvs Health Corp. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $64.79B market cap company. The recent session has given its stock price a 5.47% up lead over its 52-week low and showed negative move of -24.49% over its 52-week high. About 211,083 shares traded. The C-Score of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) is 3. It has underperformed by 34.36% the S&P500.

Staley Capital Advisers Inc decreased its stake in Deere & Co (DE) by 34.23% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Earnest Prtnrs Limited Liability Company accumulated 467 shares. The institutional investor held 141,297 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $10.24 million, down from 174,513 at the end of the previous reported quarter. State Street Corp who had been investing in Noble Corp Plc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.09B market cap company. The Price Range 52 Weeks is one of the tools that investors use to determine the lowest and highest price at which a stock has traded in the previous 52 weeks. CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) has declined 22.81% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. Shell Asset Management holds 0.14% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) or 96,503 shares. Therefore 29% are positive. CVS Health had 74 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has "Hold" rating by Needham on Friday, September 8. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy" on Tuesday, March 8. Jefferies downgraded the shares of CVS in report on Monday, December 12 to "Hold" rating. UBS upgraded shares of CVS Health from an "outperform" rating to a "strong-buy" rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC boosted their price target on shares of CVS Health from $85.00 to $88.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Monday, November 2 with "Outperform". Morgan Stanley downgraded the shares of CVS in report on Monday, June 20 to "Equal-Weight" rating. The stock presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $86.65. Its up 0.24, from 0.78 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 115 investors sold CVS shares while 600 reduced holdings.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. The pharmacy operator reported $1.92 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.88 by $0.04. Pictet Asset Mngmt Ltd holds 904,324 shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. Sky Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.35% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS).

Now we move forward to see the historical returns of CVS Health Corporation which is U.S. based stock. Finally, Burke & Herbert Bank & Trust Co. raised its stake in shares of CVS Health Corp by 0.3% in the third quarter. The Price Index 12m for CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) is 0.83107. Bluecrest Management, a Guernsey-based fund reported 10,631 shares. The FCF Growth of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) is 0.078311. 9,780 are held by Benin. Staley Cap Advisers has invested 3.34% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Stocks Market Cap (SMC) makes sure to keep the information up to date and correct, but we didn't suggest or recommend buying or selling of any financial instrument unless that information is subsequently confirmed on your own. During the same period a year ago, the business posted $1.71 earnings per share. Cypress Asset Inc Tx invested in 0.3% or 19,460 shares. Kiltearn Llp has 3.14 million shares for 5.69% of their portfolio. The stock of Noble Corporation plc (NYSE:NE) has "Buy" rating given on Monday, November 30 by Guggenheim. (NYSE:PAG) to report earnings on April, 25. CVS's profit will be $1.42 billion for 11.86 P/E if the $1.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.92 actual earnings per share reported by CVS Health Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -27.08% negative EPS growth. About 1.11M shares traded. 6,416 shares were sold by Reed Cory J, worth $972,253 on Monday, December 11.

Macquarie Group Ltd, which manages about $56.56 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Sina Corp (NASDAQ:SINA) by 213,229 shares to 3.15 million shares, valued at $310.22 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Johnson Controls by 107,775 shares in the quarter, for a total of 777,050 shares, and has risen its stake in Philip Morris Intl.

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Several research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Shares still fell 2.7 per cent. PAG's profit will be $97.72M for 9.59 P/E if the $1.15 EPS becomes a reality. If RVOL is less than 1 it is not In Play on this trading day and Investors may decide not to trade it. Its down 0.20, from 1.28 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 33 investors sold NE shares while 68 reduced holdings. 142 funds opened positions while 257 raised stakes. Northstar Gru Inc reported 21,957 shares. Since the starting of the calendar year, the stock's performance is recorded at -12.90%. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 89,955 shares in the company, valued at approximately $7,196,400. Perkins Coie Tru holds 0.99% of its portfolio in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) for 27,480 shares. State Bank Of Ny Mellon owns 421,324 shares. Primecap Ca reported 0.66% stake. (NYSE:CSL) by 6,927 shares to 901,014 shares, valued at $102.40 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc has invested 0.01% in Penske Automotive Group, Inc. Creative Planning invested 0% of its portfolio in Noble Corporation plc (NYSE:NE).

As a potential investor, you will also want to being looking at earnings per share and whether or not is has sustained or grown. Its quick ratio for the most recent quarter is 0.50.

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