Cantor Fitzgerald initiated its coverage on CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS) with a Buy rating and a $55 price target per share.
Cantor Fitzgerald commented, "After several transition years, we look for continued earnings improvement in both CVS' retail and pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) operations in 2012. Operating income is set to improve by around 15% for both the retail and pharmacy services segment this year. Although management recently indicated several customer losses early in the current selling season, we don't foresee any major shoe to drop in relation to 2013 contracts that are still up for bid. pending for PBM streamlining initiatives is also winding down this year. These activities are on track to deliver $225-275 million of cost savings by 2013."
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