Long Term Growth Stock in Review: CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS)

Shaers of CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) have been recommended as a long term growth pick.  With the firm’s stock price currently trading around $71.01, the firm has proven a solid track record of growth over the recent years.  Investors might consider the stock as a long term growth candidate as the firm has yielded 13.60% earnings per share growth over the past 5 years and 10.60% revenue growth over that same time frame. 

Long-term growth (LTG) is an investing strategy where a stock will (hopefully) grow in value for a relatively long period of time.  A “buy-and-hold” investor will consider long-term growth as a longer time period then a day trader will. The buy-and-hold strategy looks ahead farther into the future, giving short-term price swings less consideration as long as the fundamentals stay the same.  

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS)’s stock was -10.01%.  Over the last week of the month, it was -2.32%, -11.10% over the last quarter, and  -9.15% for the past six months. 

Over the past 50 days, CVS Health Corporation’s stock is -13.40% off of the high and 6.86% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are as follows: -16.18% (High), 6.86%, (Low). 

Despite the past success, investors want to know where the stock is headed from here.  Analysts covering the shares have a consensus short-term price target of $84.50 on the equity.   Analysts have a consensus recommendation of 2.20 based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  

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