Daily Stock Pick: December 28th, 2021

Investors are holding out hope for a Santa Claus rally to close out 2021, a year in which the S&P 500 has returned an impressive 28%.  If yesterday’s optimism was any indicator, they might get it.  Nothing seems impossible with the S&P 500 hitting a new intraday high and another record close in the previous session.    

Today we’re highlighting a value name that is likely to do well in the coming months, regardless of whether the bulls will steer the ship in 2022.     

 CVS Health Corporation (CVS) recently outlined its long-term growth strategy at its 2021 Investor Day, aiming at capitalizing on the significant market opportunity to make healthcare more convenient, personalized, and affordable for consumers.  The company will optimize the retail portfolio to serve as community health destinations by closing nearly 900 stores over the next three years to reduce store density and ensure it has the right kinds of stores in the right locations for consumers and the business.

Moreover, CVS Health is driving a digital-first, technology-forward approach that will expand its reach and engagement with its more than 35 million online members.  The company will also enhance omnichannel health services to meet the needs of consumers as and when required.

For 2021, the company projects total revenues of at least $290.30 billion. The company’s adjusted earnings per share (EPS) is expected to be at least $8.00.  Cash flow from operations is expected to be at least $13.50 billion. 

CVS Health also presented a long-term outlook and growth targets.  As part of its long-term growth trajectory, the company targets a return to low double-digit adjusted EPS growth in 2024 and beyond.

Goldman Sachs analyst Nathan Rich recently initiated coverage of CVS with a Buy rating and $121 price target.  The analyst started the U.S. Managed Care sector with a positive outlook and sees potential for 13% annual earnings growth for the large-cap names over the next two years.  He sees “under-appreciated optionality” in CVS’s new provider-focused strategy, with leverage to the value-based care theme and “strong” underlying fundamentals.

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