Credit Agricole S A buys $258.4 Million stake in CVS Health Corp (CVS)

CVS Health Corp (CVS) : Credit Agricole S A scooped up 1,320,987 additional shares in CVS Health Corp during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 12, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 2,492,231 shares of CVS Health Corp which is valued at $258.4 Million.CVS Health Corp makes up approximately 1.24% of Credit Agricole S A’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Nwq Investment Management Company reduced its stake in CVS by selling 53,089 shares or 6.98% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 707,549 shares of CVS which is valued at $73.4 Million. CVS Health Corp makes up approx 1.16% of Nwq Investment Management Company’s portfolio.Norges Bank reduced its stake in CVS by selling 359,315 shares or 3.55% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 9,770,372 shares of CVS which is valued at $1,012.9 Million. CVS Health Corp makes up approx 0.51% of Norges Bank’s portfolio.Haverford Financial Services reduced its stake in CVS by selling 2,313 shares or 1.97% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 115,278 shares of CVS which is valued at $12 Million. CVS Health Corp makes up approx 5.05% of Haverford Financial Services’s portfolio. Annex Advisory Services added CVS to its portfolio by purchasing 2,088 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $218,927. CVS Health Corp makes up approx 0.06% of Annex Advisory Services’s portfolio.

CVS Health Corp closed down -1.49 points or -1.48% at $99.46 with 1,05,25,511 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $101.36, the shares hit an intraday low of $99.08 and an intraday high of $101.36 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, CVS Health Corp reported $1.18 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on May 3, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.16. The company had revenue of $43215.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $43000.77 million. The company’s revenue was up 18.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.14 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on CVS Health Corp. Company shares were Reiterated by Mizuho on May 4, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 117 from a previous price target of $104 .Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on May 4, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 115 from a previous price target of $110 .Company shares were Reiterated by Barclays on Mar 10, 2016 to “Overweight”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 115 from a previous price target of $110 .

CVS Health Corporation together with its subsidiaries is a pharmacy company. The Company operates through three business segments: Pharmacy Services Retail Pharmacy and Corporate. The Pharmacy Services segment provides a range of pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services and operates under the CVS/caremark Pharmacy Services Novologix and Navarro Health Services names. The Retail Pharmacy segment sells prescription drugs and an assortment of general merchandise including over-the-counter drugs beauty products and cosmetics personal care products convenience foods photo finishing seasonal merchandise and greeting cards through the Company’s retail stores online retail pharmacy Websites and retail healthcare clinics. The Corporate segment provides management and administrative services to support the overall operations of the Company. The Company through its wholly owned subsidiary Omnicare Inc. provides pharmacy services to long term care facilities.

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