Analyst Commentary On CVS Health Corporation (CVS), The Mosaic Company (MOS)

Lloyd Doyle
January 20, 2018

Mengis Capital Management Inc. now owns 11,415 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $918,000 after purchasing an additional 75 shares during the last quarter. The institutional investor held 2,940 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $411,000, down from 10,620 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock increased 0.25% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $20.27. About 1.29M shares traded or 34.30% up from the average. ING Groep N.V. (NYSE:ING) has risen 45.69% since January 20, 2017 and is uptrending.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of CVS. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 15,556 shares in the company, valued at $1,166,700. Cambiar Investors Llc who had been investing in Cvs Health Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $80.91 billion market cap company. Insiders sold 271,175 shares of company stock valued at $21,632,597 over the last 90 days. Blackrock invested in 0.12% or 17.58M shares. It has underperformed by 41.10% the S&P500.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $58.32 million activity. Shares for $20.03M were sold by MERLO LARRY J on Wednesday, August 23. 39,340 shares were sold by Foulkes Helena, worth $3.22 million. Americafirst Limited Liability owns 0.57% invested in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) for 5,156 shares. The insider Roberts Jonathan C sold $7.13 million.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 60 investors sold CVS shares while 571 reduced holdings. 88 funds opened positions while 466 raised stakes. Cowen reissued an "outperform" rating and issued a $99.00 price objective (up previously from $81.00) on shares of CVS Health in a report on Thursday. (NYSE:PX). Albert D Mason reported 12,742 shares. Tortoise Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp owns 58 shares or 0% of their United States portfolio. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB increased its stake in CVS Health Corporation by 7.5% in the first quarter. Finally, Mengis Capital Management Inc. raised its position in shares of CVS Health by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. Brighton Jones Ltd reported 9,446 shares. Cadinha And Lc has invested 2.12% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Palladium Ltd Company owns 82,179 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund reported 3.24M shares or 0.34% of all its holdings. Front Barnett Assoc Ltd Liability has 49,667 shares for 0.71% of their portfolio. BidaskClub downgraded CVS Health Corporation from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Monday. Sprucegrove Invest Mgmt Limited holds 1.02% or 260,700 shares. 191,625 were reported by Raub Brock Management Limited Partnership. Live Your Vision has 0% invested in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, twelve have issued a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 72% are positive. CVS Health Corp has a 12-month low of $66.45 and a 12-month high of $84.00. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Friday, October 27 report. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of PX in report on Monday, May 2 with "Equal Weight" rating. Mizuho maintained CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) on Wednesday, November 9 with "Buy" rating. Cullen Frost Bankers Incorporated holds 0.11% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) or 42,758 shares. As per Monday, December 4, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, August 28 by Oppenheimer. On Wednesday, October 18 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold". Oppenheimer has "Outperform" rating and $115 target. CLSA downgraded the stock to "Underperform" rating in Thursday, December 22 report. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 23rd.

Northwest Investment Counselors Llc, which manages about $246.31M and $231.25M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Microchip Technology Inc (NASDAQ:MCHP) by 17,597 shares to 8,879 shares, valued at $797,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Powershares Variable Rate Pr (VRP) by 164,783 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 101,095 shares, and cut its stake in Devon Energy Corporation New (NYSE:DVN).

Analysts await Seattle Genetics, Inc. The firm is expected to report its next earnings report on Thursday, February 8th. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.64 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that CVS Health Corp will post 5.89 EPS for the current fiscal year. After $0.61 actual earnings per share reported by Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 13.11% EPS growth. Narwhal Capital Management now owns 32,070 shares of the pharmacy operator's stock worth $2,580,000 after buying an additional 15,780 shares during the period. It also increased its holding in Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (Call) by 1,617 shares in the quarter, for a total of 7,263 shares, and has risen its stake in Esperion Therapeutics Inc (Put). On Wednesday, August 16 the insider SWIFT RICHARD J sold $199,050. Shares for $855,206 were sold by RODGERS JOHNATHAN A. 5,024 shares valued at $260,967 were sold by Cline Darren S on Wednesday, September 6. $305,423 worth of Seattle Genetics, Inc.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.52, from 1.3 in 2017Q2. Epoch Invest Prns accumulated 218,955 shares. 140.23 million shares or 2.00% more from 137.48 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Strs Ohio has 1,235 shares. Bryn Mawr Commerce holds 0.08% or 17,696 shares in its portfolio. Ar Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Nike Inc.

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 6.38 million shares versus an average volume of 4.84 million shares during last trading session. Camarda Fincl Advisors Ltd Llc holds 2,101 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Farmers accumulated 36,255 shares. Whittier Tru Com Of Nevada Inc holds 86,050 shares or 0.2% of its portfolio. Parkside National Bank holds 1,860 shares. Greenleaf Trust owns 0.11% invested in NIKE, Inc.

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