Year-to-date (YTD) Evaluation: CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS), Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD)

CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS)’s Analysis & Performances to Discover

On Friday, Shares of CVS Health Corporation flaunted -2.03% to reach at $71.88 during previous trading session. The company has experienced volume of 10,623,834 shares while on average the company has a capacity of trading 8.68M share.

Technical Look at CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS): (Is this is BUY or SELL time?)

The Company holds the market capitalization of $94.88B along with 1.32B outstanding shares. Currently the stock price is moving -14.31% off from the highest level of twelve months and +19.52% above from twelve months low. For the stock, price target value has been calculated at $93.15.

CVS’s Snapshot:

CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) has shown weekly performance of -2.98%. Its yearly performance remained 0.36%. Year-to-date (YTD) performance of the stock was -0.86%. The stock “CVS” was trading at a distance of -6.95% from 20 days simple moving average, and its distance from 50 days simple moving average is -5.64% while it has a distance of 2.25% from the 200 days simple moving average. The company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 34.86 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 2.34. Its weekly and monthly volatility is 3.08%, 2.82% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 1.01. Analysts mean recommendation for the stock is 1.90. This number is based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 indicates a Strong Buy recommendation while 5 represents a Strong Sell.

CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS)’s P/E ratio is 45.99. The company’s price to sales ratio for trailing twelve months is 0.50 and price to book ratio for most recent quarter is 2.00, whereas price to cash per share for the most recent quarter is 2.28. CVS’s price to free cash flow for trailing twelve months is 42.10. Its quick ratio for most recent quarter is 1.90 along with current ratio for most recent quarter of 2.40. Total debt to equity ratio of the company for most recent quarter is 1.72 whereas long term debt to equity ratio for most recent quarter is 1.66. CVS Health Corporation has a Return on Assets of 2.50%. The company currently has a Return on Equity of 8.30% and Return on Investment of 9.90%.

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD)’s Analysis & Performances to Discover

Shares of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) showed a change of -2.64% over the last week and performed -3.79% over the last month while its year to date (YTD) performance revealed an activity trend of -8.47%. The stock price closed last trading at $65.57. Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD) negotiated 8,247,254 shares and maintained an average volume of 7.05M shares.

The price target set for the stock is $87.40 and this sets up an interesting set of potential movement for the stock, according to data from FINVIZ’s analysis. With approx. 1.33B shares in outstanding, the company has a market cap of $87.13B as per the current valuation. Calculating the market cap is easy. Market capitalization is simply the value that can get when multiply all the outstanding shares of a stock by the price of a single share. GILD has a beta of 1.05.

What is PEG Ratio?

PEG ratio or Price/Earnings-Growth ratio is an attempt to normalize the P/E ratio with the expected earnings growth rate of the company.


The PEG ratio acts as a measure of value that takes into account future growth. Using this metric, investors can gauge whether high-growth stocks may be undervalued, even if they don’t appear so with the more common P/E ratio.

Typically P/E ratios are backward looking while the earnings growth rate is a forward looking metric. Future P/E ratio will be different than the one we use today. You could project a future P/E ratio if you wish, but this will introduce further uncertainty in the calculations. Still, many investors are fond of using the concept of Forward P/E and Forward PEG ratio. I strongly advise against this.

Negative PEG Ratio Connotation

A negative PEG ratio does not imply that the stock is a bad investment. It just means that you need to consider other ways of looking at the stock before you can judge if this is a good investment or not.

Is It Overvalued? Look at the PEG Ratio of CVS, GILD (PEG ratio used to determine a stock’s value while taking into account the earnings’ growth.)

CVS has a PEG ratio of 3.54 and GILD has a PEG ratio of N/A.

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