Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, drugstore and pharmacy benefits giant CVS Caremark
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at CVS Caremark's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Woonsocket, R.I. (1892)|
|Market Cap||$56.0 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$104.0 billion|
|Management||CEO Larry Merlo (since 2011)
CFO David Denton (since 2010)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||9.7%|
|Cash/Debt||$1.7 billion / $10.8 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 1,688 members who have rated CVS believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
I'm a fan of Peter Lynch's "buy what you know" and I am IN these stores all the time. CVS is always busy -- and I mean always at the many locations I frequent in [Massachusetts]. Rite-Aid, well, I rarely see more than 6 cars in the parking lot, ever. CVS is targeting its customer base with coupons, incentives all the time. They are always trying to attract business. Walgreens -- not sure where that it heading -- seems middle of the road to me right now.
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