CVS Health Co. (CVS) To Go Ex-Dividend on July 22nd

CVS Health Co. (NYSE:CVSGet Free Report) announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, July 8th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 22nd will be paid a dividend of 0.665 per share by the pharmacy operator on Thursday, August 1st. This represents a $2.66 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.62%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, July 22nd.

CVS Health has raised its dividend payment by an average of 6.6% per year over the last three years. CVS Health has a dividend payout ratio of 34.2% meaning its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Equities analysts expect CVS Health to earn $7.76 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $2.66 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 34.3%.

CVS Health Price Performance

Shares of NYSE CVS opened at $57.63 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 0.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78. The company has a market capitalization of $72.34 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.13, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.54 and a beta of 0.52. CVS Health has a twelve month low of $52.77 and a twelve month high of $83.25. The business has a 50 day simple moving average of $58.06 and a 200-day simple moving average of $69.19.

CVS Health (NYSE:CVSGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 1st. The pharmacy operator reported $1.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.69 by ($0.38). CVS Health had a return on equity of 13.53% and a net margin of 2.03%. The business had revenue of $88.44 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $89.33 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $2.20 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, equities research analysts expect that CVS Health will post 7.02 earnings per share for the current year.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

CVS has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. TD Cowen cut CVS Health from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their target price for the company from $99.00 to $59.00 in a research note on Tuesday, May 7th. Wells Fargo & Company dropped their price target on shares of CVS Health from $76.00 to $60.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, May 7th. UBS Group downgraded CVS Health from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their price objective for the stock from $85.00 to $60.00 in a research report on Thursday, May 2nd. Argus cut their target price on CVS Health from $100.00 to $80.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 8th. Finally, The Goldman Sachs Group decreased their price target on CVS Health from $85.00 to $74.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, May 2nd. Eleven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. According to data from, the stock currently has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of $75.05.

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Insider Buying and Selling

In other news, Director Edward J. Ludwig acquired 1,000 shares of CVS Health stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 2nd. The stock was bought at an average cost of $53.88 per share, with a total value of $53,880.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 21,630 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,165,424.40. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. 0.24% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

CVS Health Company Profile

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CVS Health Corporation provides health solutions in the United States. It operates through Health Care Benefits, Health Services, and Pharmacy & Consumer Wellness segments. The Health Care Benefits segment offers traditional, voluntary, and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services.

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