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Trade-Ideas LLC identified
) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified CVS Caremark as such a stock due to the following factors:
- CVS has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $295.4 million.
- CVS has traded 56,858 shares today.
- CVS is trading at a new lifetime high.
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More details on CVS:
CVS Caremark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides integrated pharmacy health care services in the United States. The company operates through Pharmacy Services and Retail Pharmacy segments. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.4%. CVS has a PE ratio of 19.3. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate CVS Caremark a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.
The average volume for CVS Caremark has been 5.4 million shares per day over the past 30 days. CVS Caremark has a market cap of $88.8 billion and is part of the services sector and retail industry. The stock has a beta of 0.89 and a short float of 0.9% with 2.72 days to cover. Shares are up 7.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.
rates CVS Caremark as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.
Highlights from the ratings report include:
- The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 6.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 6.3%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
- Investors have apparently begun to recognize positive factors similar to those we have mentioned in this report, including earnings growth. This has helped drive up the company's shares by a sharp 25.20% over the past year, a rise that has exceeded that of the S&P 500 Index. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, CVS should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
- CVS CAREMARK CORP has improved earnings per share by 23.4% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, CVS CAREMARK CORP increased its bottom line by earning $3.76 versus $3.03 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($4.45 versus $3.76).
- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the Food & Staples Retailing industry average, but is less than that of the S&P 500. The net income increased by 18.3% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $954.00 million to $1,129.00 million.
- Net operating cash flow has increased to $2,172.00 million or 32.43% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of 12.12%.
- You can view the full CVS Caremark Ratings Report.