How to buy CVS Health Corporation (CVS) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in CVS Health Corporation shares.

CVS Health Corporation (CVS) is a leading healthcare plans business based in the US. It opened the day at $90.64 after a previous close of $89.99. During the day the price has varied from a low of $90.11 to a high of $91.59. The latest price was $90.87 (25 minute delay). CVS Health Corporation is listed on the NYSE and employs 213,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in CVS Health Corporation

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: CVS in this case.
  5. Research CVS Health Corporation shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your CVS Health Corporation shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted CVS Health Corporation's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, CVS Health Corporation's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $101.56, which is 29.59% up on its pre-crash value of $71.51 and 95.16% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $52.04.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of CVS Health Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $793.16 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,517.31.

CVS Health Corporation share price (NYSE:CVS)

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CVS Health Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-03.
Previous close$89.99
Change %0.9779%
Information last updated 2022-01-18.
52-week range$66.7817 - $107.26
50-day moving average$97.7656
200-day moving average$87.0464
Wall St. target price$113.04
PE ratio16.8246
Dividend yield$2 (2.07%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$5.7217
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Fees for buying 10x CVS Health Corporation shares with popular platforms

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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £3.38
£679.27 total
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£677.58 total
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£686.75 total
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£694.60 total
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£694.02 total
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£693.84 total
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Is it a good time to buy CVS Health Corporation stock?

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Is CVS Health Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.

P/E ratio

CVS Health Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, CVS Health Corporation shares trade at around 17x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

PEG ratio

CVS Health Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.0889. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into CVS Health Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


CVS Health Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $17.8 billion (£13.3 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a CVS Health Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.


Revenue TTM $284 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.68%
Gross profit TTM $48.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 3.55%
Return on equity TTM 1060.13%
Profit margin 2.67%
Book value $56.251
Market capitalisation $140.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like CVS Health Corporation.

Total ESG risk score

CVS Health Corporation's total ESG risk: 18.73

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and CVS Health Corporation's overall score of 18.73 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 19th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like CVS Health Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Environmental score

CVS Health Corporation's environmental score: 1.92/100

Social score

CVS Health Corporation's social score: 9.06/100

Governance score

CVS Health Corporation's governance score: 2.75/100

Controversy score

CVS Health Corporation's controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, CVS Health Corporation scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that CVS Health Corporation hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

CVS Health Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 18.73
Total ESG percentile 18.84
Environmental score 1.92
Social score 9.06
Governance score 2.75
Level of controversy 3

CVS Health Corporation share dividends


Dividend yield: 2.07% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 2.07% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 26.52% of net profits

CVS Health Corporation has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.07% of its share value annually.

CVS Health Corporation has paid out, on average, around 26.52% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.07% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 2.07% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CVS Health Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $2 per share.

While CVS Health Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

CVS Health Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 31 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 January 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have CVS Health Corporation's shares ever split?

CVS Health Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 6 June 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your CVS Health Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for CVS Health Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted CVS Health Corporation's share price.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, CVS Health Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $66.7817 up to $107.26. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CVS.US volatility(beta: 0.84)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while CVS Health Corporation's is 0.8414. This would suggest that CVS Health Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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