South State Corp Trims Stake in CVS Health Corp (NYSE:CVS)


Westover Cap Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.25% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS).

"Owner economics matter here", Bertolini said when asked by a Wall Street analyst why the two companies did not simply partner, saying that as one entity, CVS would be better able to find savings with Aetna.

CVS CFO Dave Denton said on a call with investors on Monday that there would be "virtually no revenue synergies", and most of the synergies would come from cost and care management. CVS Health had 57 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. With an emphasis on service, the CVS could support customer interaction with doctors and hospitals, making preparations for visits, setting up appointments and getting paperwork in order - all the things that make dealing with health care confusing and frustrating. It also upped Zion Bancorp (NASDAQ:ZION) stake by 32,050 shares and now owns 32,550 shares. Barclays Capital initiated CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) on Friday, December 18 with "Overweight" rating.

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Hm Payson & Company increased Amazon.Com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) stake by 4,415 shares to 26,568 valued at $25.72 million in 2017Q2.

Merlo and Aetna's Bertolini, who will join the combined company's board if a deal goes through, both stressed that CVS-Aetna will also be better able to serve the aging population in the US, which is increasingly relying on the government's Medicare and Medicaid programs for health care. Birch Hill Investment Advsr Lc has 46,041 shares for 0.33% of their portfolio. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board accumulated 18,100 shares. While, the analyst predicted that the company could provide an EPS of $1.49/share. Guggenheim Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company invested in 0% or 31,462 shares.

"The path here has been led by UNH/Optum", Matthew Borsch, an analyst at BMO Capital Markets, said in a research note about the CVS-Aetna deal. Goldman Sachs maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Tuesday, August 18 report. Mizuho set a $90.00 target price on CVS Health and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) has declined 24.40% since December 5, 2016 and is downtrending. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Atlantic Securities on Monday, February 6. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $86.35. The Legacy Private Trust holds 38,143 shares with $3.07 million value, up from 23,651 last quarter. Also, insider Larry J. Merlo sold 241,150 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 13th. Insiders sold a total of 714,125 shares of company stock valued at $58,119,381 in the last ninety days. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 299,255 shares in the company, valued at $24,859,112.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Aetna shareholders will own around 22 percent of the combined company, while CVS shareholders will own the majority.

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CVS Health Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, is an integrated pharmacy healthcare company. The stock increased 0.84% or $1.95 during the last trading session, reaching $233.22. CVS Health also one of the nation's biggest pharmacy benefit managers, processing more than a billion prescriptions a year for insurance companies, including Aetna. The pharmacy operator reported $1.50 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.49 by $0.01. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 3.5% compared to the same quarter a year ago. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 14.4%. The company's revenue was up 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. Meanwhile, CVS's shares dropped 3.2%.

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