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CVS Health

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Time to buy CVS Health stock, Barron's says

CVS should discuss its expansion plans for HealthHub at a June investor date, and while the stock has tumbled on stalled earnings growth and concerns that margins as a drug-price negotiator will fall, CVS' assets leave it "uniquely well positioned" for a future when consumers gain more control over healthcare and prices fall, Jack Hough writes in this week's edition of Barron's. It might be time to buy the shares, Hough contends. Reference Link

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CVS CVS Health
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Senate hearing a net positive for PBMs, says Cantor Fitzgerald
Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Steven Halper views yesterday's Senate hearing as a net positive for the pharmacy benefit managers. The PBMs represented were Cigna (CI), CVS Health (CVS), UnitedHealth (UNH), Humana (HUM) and Prime Therapeutics. Although the Senators were not supportive of the PBMs, the executives responded well to questions and put forth a solid effort to address concerns regarding their business model and incentives, Halper tells investors in a research note. Overall, he views the hearing as a net positive for PBMs "as the group was able to counter the negative sentiment with constructive responses, recognizing this story is far from over."
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SunTrust lowers price targets on CVS, raises price target on WellCare
SunTrust analyst David MacDonald lowered his price target on CVS (CVS) to $65 from $85 as part of his broader research note previewing Q1 results for the healthcare services stocks. The analyst expects the quarter to reflect the company's challenges around reimbursement pressure, fewer generics, and lower brand inflation that should be a detriment to retail pharmacy and long-term-care businesses, even though he maintains a bullish view on the stock longer term based on its risk-reward profile. MacDonald also raises his price target on WellCare (WCG) to $340 from $305, saying his bullish expectation for the stock is driven by the company's "strong core trends, high visibility, and superb win rate". The analyst also cites the pending WellCare acquisition by Centene (CNC) yielding a "meaningful combined pharmacy opportunity and increased diversification" from an expanded "Medicaid footprint".
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Market Perform
CVS Health initiated with a Market Perform at BMO Capital
BMO Capital analyst Matt Borsch initiated CVS Health with a Market Perform rating and a $58 price target. The analyst said that he is aware of the low valuation of the stock, but is "wary of further deterioration in the outlook given headwinds on CVS legacy businesses that have recently intensified," and is not confident "the pressures will diminish next year."
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