WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) _ CVS Health Corporation (CVS) on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $2.98 billion.
On a per-share basis, the Woonsocket, Rhode Island-based company said it had profit of $2.26. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $2.64 per share.
The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.93 per share.
The drugstore chain and pharmacy benefits manager posted revenue of $65.34 billion in the period, which also topped Street forecasts. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $64.09 billion.
CVS Health expects full-year earnings in the range of $7.14 to $7.27 per share.
CVS Health shares have dropped 13% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has risen slightly more than 2%. The stock has risen 19% in the last 12 months.
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