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) pushed the Services sector lower today making it today's featured Services laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 2.2%. By the end of trading, CVS Caremark fell $2.10 (-3.5%) to $56.99 on average volume. Throughout the day, 6,695,186 shares of CVS Caremark exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,415,000 shares. The stock ranged in price between $56.82-$58.56 after having opened the day at $58.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.09. Other companies within the Services sector that declined today were:
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CVS Caremark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services in the United States. CVS Caremark has a market cap of $73.4 billion and is part of the retail industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 22.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate CVS Caremark a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.
- You can view the full CVS Caremark Ratings Report.
On the positive front,
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