Dissecting the Insider Trading Patterns of CVS Health Corporation (CVS)

R-G Niederhoffer Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Visa Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $271.60B market cap company.

The stock increased 2.04% or $1.58 during the last trading session, reaching $79.02.

Traders have different rules for what constitutes liquidity and a good guide is the volume of trades and volume of shares that are traded each day. The stock of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, January 2 by Needham. It has underperformed by 2.23% the S&P500. Another trade for 85,743 shares valued at $7.13M was sold by Roberts Jonathan C. On Wednesday, August 16 SWIFT RICHARD J sold $199,050 worth of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) or 2,500 shares. Insider ownership decreased by a total of 19121 shares, which suggests that CVS's key executives are feeling less optimistic about the outlook for the stock. The firm has a market capitalization of $80,050.00, a PE ratio of 16.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.38 and a beta of 0.90. The stock decreased 0.99% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $65.26. About 989,528 shares traded.

CVS Health Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, is an integrated pharmacy healthcare company. It has underperformed by 41.10% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.08, from 0.85 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 27 investors sold MBI shares while 47 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys has 0% invested in MBIA Inc. Rand Wealth Ltd holds 0.33% or 35,028 shares. Hbk Invs Lp has invested 0% of its portfolio in PHH Corporation (NYSE:PHH). 4,439 were reported by Tradewinds Cap Mgmt Ltd. 7,832 are held by Confluence Wealth Management Lc. (NYSE:V) for 5,787 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement reported 259,732 shares.

The company now has an insider ownership of 0.1 Percent and Institutional ownership of 84.9 Percent. Stearns Fincl Serv Grp holds 0.2% or 9,837 shares. First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca owns 3,391 shares for 0% of their portfolio. The Netherlands-based Shell Asset Mngmt has invested 0.06% in Tesla, Inc. Da Davidson, Montana-based fund reported 8,332 shares. Therefore 86% are positive.

US stocks traded lower on Wednesday as concern grew that China may stop buying USA sovereign bonds. They set an "outperform" rating and a $95.00 price target on the stock. As per Wednesday, December 13, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of MIC in report on Monday, November 6 with "Buy" rating. The company was initiated on Tuesday, October 11 by Wedbush. Credit Suisse maintained Five Below, Inc. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, May 5 by Natixis. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, August 10 by Argus Research. The stock of Big Lots, Inc. 1832 Asset Mgmt LP has invested 0.01% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). $18.88M worth of stock was sold by Denton David M on Monday, September 11. 2,100 shares were sold by SOLT RUSSELL, worth $108,150 on Tuesday, August 8. They expect $-3.75 EPS, down 200.00% or $2.50 from last year's $-1.25 per share. Shares for $1.10 million were sold by JOHNSON TIMOTHY A on Thursday, January 4. Foulkes Helena sold $3.22 million worth of stock or 39,340 shares.

Since August 16, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 insider sales for $58.32 million activity.

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In terms of performance, shares of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) are 8.99% since the start of 2016. EGAN JAMES O sold $548,739 worth of stock. $20.03M worth of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) shares were sold by MERLO LARRY J.

Among 10 analysts covering PHH Corporation (NYSE:PHH), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 76% are positive. Barclays plc (ADR) had 38 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Monday, October 23, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $70.0 target. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with "Neutral" on Thursday, August 17. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Goldman Sachs given on Monday, September 26. Wood downgraded the stock to "Market Perform" rating in Thursday, August 11 report. S&P Research maintained the stock with "Sell" rating in Friday, August 14 report. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, December 26 by Tigress Financial. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley given on Friday, June 3.

Clark Estates Inc, which manages about $602.48 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Donnelley Finl Solutions Inc by 156,567 shares to 445,450 shares, valued at $9.60 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

CVS Caremark Corp (NYSE:CVS) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.32, from 0.71 in 2017Q2.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of CVS. 52 funds opened positions while 125 raised stakes. Corporate insiders own 0.61% of the company's stock. Moreover, Ameritas Inv Ptnrs has 0.01% invested in Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN). Hefty Wealth Partners grew its holdings in shares of CVS Health by 1,437.7% in the 2nd quarter. Exchange Mgmt owns 47,093 shares or 1.26% of their USA portfolio. Spectrum Management Group Incorporated Inc owns 500 shares. Windsor Cap Ltd Liability Corporation has 0.12% invested in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). New York-based Mufg Americas has invested 0.15% in CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS). Haverford Financial accumulated 107,478 shares or 3.42% of the stock.

Institutions own 82.48% of CVS Health Corporation (CVS)'s shares. Tiger Legatus Capital Management Llc bought 33,000 shares as the company's stock declined 1.43% while stock markets rallied. 15 are owned by Sageworth Tru.

CVS Health Corporation is a pharmacy innovation company.

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