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logoMorningstarFebruary 16, 2021

CVS Health Corporation: CVS Guides Cautiously for 2021 After Strong 2020; Shares Undervalued

Symbols
CVS
Sector(s)
Healthcare
Rating
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Current Price
$70.63
Fair Value
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Summary

Following its acquisition of Aetna in late 2018, CVS Health now provides an even more integrated healthcare-services offering for its members. Legacy CVS combined both the largest pharmacy benefit manager, processing about 2 billion adjusted claims annually, and a sizable pharmacy operation, including nearly 10,000 retail pharmacy locations primarily in the U.S. Adding a managed-care organization with over 23 million medical members gives the company a strong position in the insurance industry and should help CVS better control overall healthcare costs for its clients.

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Julie Utterback

Senior Analyst
Julie Utterback is a senior equity analyst for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. She covers life sciences firms in the healthcare industry.Utterback initially joined Morningstar in 2005 as an equity analyst in the healthcare industry. At that time, she covered medical technology companies, including orthopedic device, medical equipment, and cardiac device firms. In 2010, she joined Morningstar's credit research team, initiating coverage on the entire healthcare industry and generally helping the organization expand and maintain its credit coverage across many industries. She held that senior credit analyst role until rejoining the equity team in April 2019.Prior to joining Morningstar, Utterback was an equity analyst at State Farm Insurance for several years. She holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign. She also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.