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

Learn how to easily invest in CVS Health shares.

CVS Health Corp (CVS) is a publicly traded healthcare plans business based in the US. It opened the day at $86.685 after a previous close of $87.49. During the day the price has varied from a low of $85.46 to a high of $86.97. The latest price was $86.17 (25 minute delay). CVS Health is listed on the NYSE and employs 216,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in CVS Health

  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 shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your CVS Health shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

Fees for buying 10x CVS Health shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $50 £3.52
£706.84 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £11.72
£715.04 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £3.16
£706.48 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £7.03
£710.35 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £18.98
£722.30 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.70
£704.02 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £18.54
£721.86 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £18.29
£721.61 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £3.52
£706.84 total
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CVS Health share price (NYSE:CVS)

Use our graph to track the performance of CVS stocks over time.

CVS Health price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $86.17

1 week (2023-01-27) -1.83%
1 month (2023-01-03) -7.25%
3 months (2022-11-03) -11.89%
6 months (2022-08-03) -15.00%
1 year (2022-02-01) -18.91%
2 years (2021-02-03) 17.65%
3 years (2020-02-03) 28.75%
5 years (2018-02-02) 12.71%

Is it a good time to buy CVS Health stock?

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Is CVS Health 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's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 37x. In other words, CVS Health shares trade at around 37x recent earnings.

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

PEG ratio

CVS Health's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.3591. 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's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

EBITDA

CVS Health's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $19.1 billion (£15.6 billion).

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

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.

Total ESG risk score

CVS Health's total ESG risk: 18.73

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and CVS Health's overall score of 18.73 (as at 01/01/2019) 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 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's environmental score: 1.92/100

Social score

CVS Health's social score: 9.06/100

Governance score

CVS Health's governance score: 2.75/100

Controversy score

CVS Health'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 scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that CVS Health hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

CVS Health Corp 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 shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-02-02.
Open$86.685
High$86.97
Low$85.46
Close$86.17
Previous close$87.49
Change$-1.32
Change %-1.5087%
Volume11,156,391
Information last updated 2023-02-02.
52-week range$84.82 - $108.626
50-day moving average$94.4508
200-day moving average$96.5083
Wall St. target price$116.26
PE ratio36.9156
Dividend yield$2.15 (2.77%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$2.37

CVS Health share dividends

2.8%

Dividend yield: 2.77% of stock value

2.8%

Forward annual dividend yield: 2.77% of stock value

33.6%

Dividend payout ratio: 33.61% of net profits

CVS Health has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.77% of its share value annually.

CVS Health has paid out, on average, around 33.61% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.77% 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 2.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In CVS Health's case, that would currently equate to about $2.15 per share.

While CVS Health'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's most recent dividend payout was on 1 February 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 January 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, CVS Health's shares have ranged in value from as little as $84.82 up to $108.626. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CVS.US volatility(beta: 0.68)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's is 0.6829. This would suggest that CVS Health's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Frequently asked questions

All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

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