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AET

Acquired by CVS

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CVS Health

$64.96

-0.67 (-1.02%)

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16:32

CVS Health: Aetna enters four-year reinsurance arrangement with Vitality Re X

CVS Health announced that Aetna, a CVS Health business, has entered into a four-year reinsurance arrangement with Vitality Re X Limited as part of its long-term capital management strategy. The arrangement allows CVS Health to reduce its required capital and provides $200M of collateralized excess of loss reinsurance coverage on a portion of Aetna's group commercial health insurance business. Vitality Re X Limited is a newly formed insurance company which issued health insurance-linked notes in a private offering in connection with this transaction.

AET

Acquired by CVS

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CVS

CVS Health

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AET Acquired by CVS
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01/14/19
COWN
01/14/19
NO CHANGE
Target $103
COWN
Outperform
CVS Health headwind concerns overblown, says Cowen
Cowen analyst Charles Ryhee updated his model on CVS (CVS) to reflect headwinds from rebate guarantees and Aetna's (AET) large group rated business. He believes the pressure on the shares due to rebate guarantees is overdone in that it represents less than 2% of its revenues. Ryhee reiterated his Outperform rating and $103 price target on CVS shares.
12/11/18
LEER
12/11/18
NO CHANGE
Target $100
LEER
Outperform
CVS Health assumed with an Outperform at Leerink
Leerink analyst Ana Gupte assumed coverage of CVS Health (CVS) with an Outperform rating and $100 price target. The analyst views the recently raised synergy guidance as having upside with earlier pull-through in 2019 despite the headwind from divestiture of Aetna (AET) Part D lives. Pricing and underwriting remain firm in 2019 based on her MEDACorp fully insured employer broker survey and she is comfortable on stable Commercial margins for the Aetna book. Further, Gupte sees the PBM business as being oversold as it is synergistically integrated with Aetna's MCO book over time into a full-service captive offering. Retail headwinds from e-commerce look largely priced into consensus estimates while multiples have compressed on fears of Amazon's (AMZN) entry into pharmacy, she contends.
11/28/18
LOOP
11/28/18
NO CHANGE
Target $80
LOOP
Hold
Loop Capital keeps Hold rating on CVS Health after Aetna deal closes
After CVS Health (CVS) earlier today announced the closing of its acquisition of Aetna (AET), Loop Capital analyst Andrew Wolf said he is maintaining his Hold rating on CVS shares, citing the fact that the capital return profile of the combined entity is materially lower, despite synergies, due to the relatively high valuation for Aetna. Wolf also said that while the deal is accretive to earnings it creates "a highly financially leveraged enterprise." Wolf has an $80 price target on CVS shares.
11/28/18
JPMS
11/28/18
NO CHANGE
Target $106
JPMS
Overweight
CVS valuation 'compelling' into Aetna deal close, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Lisa Gill reiterates an Overweight rating on CVS Health (CVS) with a $106 price target given the imminent close of the Aetna (AET) transaction. The analyst says CVS is one of the best positioned companies across her coverage universe over the longer term and that the Aetna transaction "further strengthens that competitive position." Further, she sees the stock's valuation as "compelling, both on an absolute and a relative basis."
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01/24/19
JEFF
01/24/19
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JEFF
Jefferies finds nine more Rx licenses for PillPack facility in Arizona
Jefferies analyst Brian Tanquilut says his monthly checks with state boards of pharmacy reveal that PillPack's Arizona facility has been granted nine additional prescription licenses. The analyst expects Amazon (AMZN) will continue to pursue Rx licenses for PillPack's Arizona pharmacy in all the remaining states over the next six months. However, the company will still have to acquire or build a few more mail pharmacies and grow capacity before being able to go live with a consumer pharmacy offering, Tanquilut tells investors in a research note. Further, his monthly webscrape of Amazon's healthcare-related private label products indicates that the company's Solimo offering's growth accelerated significantly month-over-month in January. On private label over-the-counter drugs, Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) remains more expensive than Amazon's Basic Care offering, while CVS Health's (CVS) net prices are slightly more competitive due to higher discounting, Tanquilut says.
01/17/19
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INITIATION

Fly Intel: Top five analyst initiations
Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Tencent Music (TME) initiated with an Overweight at JPMorgan. 2. Craft Brew (BREW) initiated with a Buy at Maxim while Castle Brands (ROX) was initiated with a Hold. 3. CVS Health (CVS) and LabCorp (LH) were initiated with a Buy at UBS while Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) was initiated with a Sell. 4. DTE Energy (DTE) initiated with a Buy at Goldman Sachs while CMS Energy (CMS) was initiated with a Neutral. 5. Zendesk (ZEN) and HubSpot (HUBS) were initiated with an Overweight at Stephens while Adobe (ADBE) was initiated with an Equal Weight. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
01/17/19
UBSW
01/17/19
INITIATION
Target $75
UBSW
Buy
CVS Health initiated with a Buy at UBS
UBS analyst Kevin Caliendo started CVS Health with a Buy rating and $75 price target. Concerns around 2019 earnings guidance and the timing of the next positive catalyst have pushed CVS stock down to a "very appealing" risk/reward profile, Caliendo tells investors in a research stone.
01/16/19
MSCO
01/16/19
NO CHANGE
MSCO
Morgan Stanley says UnitedHealth, Walgreens could benefit from CVS-Walmart fight
After CVS Health (CVS) announced Walmart (WMT) will leave Caremark's commercial and Managed Medicaid retail pharmacy networks at the end of April 2019, analysts at Morgan Stanley discussed the potential impact of the fight to both companies and to competitors. Analyst Ricky Goldwasser said the dispute "brings back memories" of the Express Scripts (ESRX) and Walgreens (WBA) breakup in 2011, but unlike in that case it is only the early days of the 2019/2020 selling season, not after the selling season concluded. Walmart's plans to leave should have a limited impact on CVS' FY19 EPS power, but adds uncertainty to PBM selling season if not resolved in the near-term, said Goldwasser. Morgan Stanley's Simeon Gutman said that if the dispute is not resolved, it could end up reducing Walmart's EBIT by about $260M in 2019, which he estimates could have a 7c, or 1.5%, impact on EPS. In terms of who may benefit if no resolution is reached, the team estimates both Walgreens and CVS retail could gain an incremental 25 bps of pharmacy share and that UnitedHealth's (UNH) Optum and Cigna (CI) could see a step up in PBM selling season win rates. However, given Walmart's relatively low share, they view the PBM share opportunity as "minimal."

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