CVS Health Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation

CVS -- USA Stock  

Quarterly Earning Report: November 6, 2019  

Considering 30-days investment horizon, and your above average risk tolerance our recommendation regarding CVS Health Corporation is 'Strong Buy'. Macroaxis provides CVS Health buy hold or sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding CVS positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of CVS Health available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site. The advice is provided from CVS buy-and-hold prospective. Check also CVS Health Analyst Recommendation to compare Macroaxis Buy or Sell Recommendation with the current analyst consensus. To check ratings for muliple equity instruments please use Instant Ratings tool.

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For the selected time horizon CVS Health Corporation has a risk adjusted performance of 0.1408, jensen alpha of 0.2376, total risk alpha of 0.2537, sortino ratio of 0.1678 and treynor ratio of 0.2224
Macroaxis provides unbiased buy, hold, or sell recommendation on CVS Health that should be used to complement current analysts and expert consensus on CVS Health Corporation. Our buy or sell advice engine determines the organization potential to grow exclusively from the prospective of investors current risk tolerance and investing horizon. To make sure CVS Health is not overpriced, please confirm all CVS Health fundamentals including its Revenue, Cash Flow from Operations, Current Asset, as well as the relationship between Cash per Share and Beta . Given that CVS Health has Price to Earning of 16.87 , we suggest you validate CVS Health Corporation market performance and probability of bankruptcy to make sure the company can sustain itself next year given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

CVS Health Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

CVS Health has high financial leverage indicating that it may have difficulties to generate enough cash to satisfy its financial commitments
The company has 91.92 B in debt with debt to equity (D/E) ratio of 149.2 . This implies that the company may be unable to create cash to meet all of its financial commitments. CVS Health has Current Ratio of 0.93 suggesting that it has not enough short term capital to pay financial commitments when the payables are due.
Over 84.0% of CVS Health shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies
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CVS Health current analysts recommendations

Target Median Price71.50
Target Mean Price70.79
Recommendation Mean2.10
Target High Price91.00
Number Of Analyst Opinions24
Target Low Price61.00

CVS Health Returns Distribution Density

Mean Return0.22Value At Risk2.16
Potential Upside2.33Standard Deviation1.59
 Return Density 

Institutional Investors

Security TypeSharesValue
Hexavest IncCommon Shares1.2 M76.7 M
Simplex Trading LlcCall Options9.5 K60 M
Artemis Investment Management LlpCommon Shares658.3 K41.4 M
Simplex Trading LlcPut Options6.1 K38.2 M
Gateway Investment Advisers LlcCommon Shares600.7 K37.9 M
Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LlcCommon Shares585.6 K36.9 M
Country Trust BankCommon Shares570.2 K36 M
Cacti Asset Management LlcCommon Shares498.1 K32 M
Polaris Greystone Financial Group LlcCommon Shares491.8 K30.2 M

CVS Health Greeks

Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW=0.96
Overall volatility
Information ratio =0.15

CVS Health Volatility Alert

CVS Health Corporation has relatively low volatility with skewness of 1.21 and kurtosis of 5.34. However, we advise all investors to independently investigate CVS Health Corporation to ensure market all accessible information is consistent with the expectations about its upside potential and future risk-adjusted return.
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CVS Health Fundamental Vs Peers

FundamentalsCVS HealthPeer Average
Return On Equity0.0009 (0.31) 
Return On Asset0.0004 (0.14) 
Profit Margin0.0002 (1.27) 
Operating Margin6.56 (5.51) 
Current Valuation165.31 B16.62 B
Shares Outstanding1.3 B571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders0.24 10.09 
Shares Owned by Institutions83.80 39.21 
Number of Shares Shorted22.58 M4.71 M
Price to Earning16.87 28.72 
Price to Book1.31 9.51 
Price to Sales0.35 11.42 
Revenue226.05 B9.43 B
Gross Profit30.88 B27.38 B
EBITDA14.83 B3.9 B
Net Income4.32 B570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents8.53 B2.7 B
Cash per Share6.55 5.01 
Total Debt91.92 B5.32 B
Debt to Equity149.20 48.70 
Current Ratio0.95 2.16 
Book Value Per Share13.21 1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations13.55 B971.22 M
Short Ratio3.35 4.00 
Earnings Per Share3.65 3.12 
Price to Earnings To Growth2.68 4.89 
Number of Employees295 K18.84 K
Market Capitalization80.1 B19.03 B
Total Asset93.66 B29.47 B
Retained Earnings10.26 B9.33 B
Working Capital7.21 B1.48 B
Current Asset30.38 B9.34 B
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