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CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: CVS), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 96151.72. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for CVS Health Corporation is 90.18 (with a change from open of -0.14%), this in conjunction with a target price of 111.07. Volume today has so far reached 4461400, with an average volume of about 4750.54. The GAP for this stock, is -0.28%.

The P/E ratio is 20.75, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 13.72. The current EPS for CVS Health Corporation, is 4.35, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 16.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -6.56%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for CVS Health Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 12.20% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 14.58%. Quarter over quarter is -23.50% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 17.60%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 13.30%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 9.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.20% and institutional ownership is 83.70%. Shares outstanding is 1066.22, while shares float is at a value of 1063.55. Float short for CVS Health Corporation is 1.24% and the short ratio is 2.79.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.74, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.82. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.1, and the quick ratio is 0.6. The most recent gross margin is 16.60% and their operating margin is 5.40%. The profit margin is 2.90%.

CVS Health Corporation has seen returns on assets of 5.20%, and on investment, 9.40%. Return on equity is 13.20%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.42. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.58, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.78 and Price/cash is 79.66, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 18.58.

The simple moving averages are -4.30% and -6.67% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -15.09% and the 52 week low is 5.15%.

CVS Health Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.89%, with a current price of 90.18. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 35.40%. This is in an industry, Health Care Plans, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. CVS Health Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Health Care Plans industry means that CVS Health Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -0.09%, with performance for the month coming to -3.12%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -4.06%, and for the half year the performance is -3.63%. Volatility for this week is 0.87% and for the month this is 1.20%.

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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