5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: CVS Caremark
byAug 17th 2012 9:56AM
Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, drugstore and pharmacy benefits giant CVS Caremark (NYS: CVS) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at CVS Caremark's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
CVS Caremark facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Woonsocket, R.I. (1892)|
|Market Cap||$56.9 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$116.5 billion|
|Management||CEO Larry Merlo (since 2011)
CFO David Denton (since 2010)
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||9.7%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.8 billion / $9.4 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 1,732 members who have rated CVS Caremark believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
When Walgreen got into a dispute with [Express Scripts], CVS picked up prescription share. That has been resolved but look for CVS to keep near 50% of those customers. The stock is cheap relative to earnings, good balance sheet, and they provided positive guidance. Looking for [$50 per share] out of this one.
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