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Is CVS Health Corporation(NYSE: CVS), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/17/1984. CVS Health Corporation is in the Health Care Plans industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for CVS Health Corporation, is 5175.17, and so far today it has a volume of 3154428. Performance year to date since the 12/17/1984 is -3.92%.

To help you determine whether CVS Health Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 20.12 and forward P/E is 14.13. PEG perhaps more useful shows that CVS Health Corporation has a value for PEG of 1.35. P/S ratio is 0.63 and the P/B ratio is 2.81. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 53.81 and 21.58 respectively.

At the current price CVS Health Corporation is trading at, 93.97 (1.35% today), CVS Health Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.83%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 31.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.61, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 12.65% after growing 16.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -3.50%, and 18.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1081.78, and the number of shares float is 1071.36. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 85.50%. The float short is 1.25%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.58. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.90%, and also a return on investment of 9.40%.

The ability for CVS Health Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.2, and quick ratio is 0.6. Long term debt/equity is 0.73 and total debt/equity is 0.76. In terms of margins, CVS Health Corporation has a gross margin of 16.90%, with its operating margin at 5.90%, and CVS Health Corporation has a profit margin of 3.20%.

The 52 week high is -15.90%, with 17.39% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -1.68% and the 200 day simple moving average is -3.23%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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