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Quarterly Dividends, Store Sales Report, New Health Program, Company Recognition, Stock Trade Movement - Analyst Notes on CVS Caremark, Walgreens, Rite Aid, GNC, and Cardinal Health

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NEW YORK, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts Review released its analysts' notes regarding CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), Walgreen Company (NYSE: WAG), Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD), GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE: GNC), and Cardinal Health Inc (NYSE: CAH). Private wealth members receive these notes ahead of publication. To reserve complementary membership, limited openings are available at:


CVS Caremark Corporation Analyst Notes

On March 6, 2014, CVS Caremark Corporation (CVS Caremark) announced that its board of directors approved a quarterly dividend of $0.275 per share on the corporation's common stock, payable on May 2, 2014 to holders of record on April 22, 2014. The full analyst notes on CVS Caremark Corporation are available to download free of charge at:


Walgreen Company Analyst Notes

On March 5, 2014, Walgreen Company (Walgreens) released its February 2014 store sales report. According to Walgreens, its sales rose 5.0% YoY to $6.05 billion, while total front-end sales were up 3.0% YoY and comparable store front-end sales were up 2% YoY. Walgreens also released its Q2 FY 2014 (period ended February 28, 2014) total sales figures. The Company registered total sales of $19.6 billion for the quarter, up 5.2% YoY. Comparable store sales went up 4.5% YoY while front-end comparable store sales grew 2.0% YoY in Q2 FY 2014. Prescriptions filled at comparable stores and comparable pharmacy sales increased 2.4% YoY and 6.1% YoY, respectively. Further, for February, Walgreens reported that it has opened eight stores including five relocations. The full analyst notes on Walgreen Company are available to download free of charge at:


Rite Aid Corporation Analyst Notes

On March 10, 2014, Rite Aid Corporation (Rite Aid) announced its new pioneering health management program entitled "Rite Aid Health Alliance" that will provide comprehensive care and community-based health management to patients with chronic and poly-chronic health conditions, eventually helping them achieve health improvement goals. John Stradley, Rite Aid Chairman and CEO, said, "Through our innovative Rite Aid Health Alliance program, we will help patients with the resources and support necessary to successfully manage their conditions and improve their overall health and wellbeing." The full analyst notes on Rite Aid Corporation are available to download free of charge at:


GNC Holdings Inc. Analyst Notes

On March 4, 2014, GNC Holdings Inc. (GNC) announced that it has been named the top Health & Beauty franchise, and was also placed 7th overall, in the Top 100 Global Franchises list, making it at par with McDonald's, Dunkin' Donuts, and Wyndham Hotel Group. Currently, the Company has more than 1,000 franchise locations in the US, with franchise operations in more than 50 countries. Joseph Fortunato, GNC's Chairman, President & CEO, said, "This award highlights the commitment and hard work of all of our franchisees as well as the support our franchising group provides in helping to ensure their success and capitalize on our leading GNC global brands. Together, we have made the GNC Live Well brand one of the most respected retailing brands in the U.S., and this is a key competitive advantage for our franchisees." The full analyst notes on GNC Holdings Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


Cardinal Health Inc. Analyst Notes

On March 11, 2014, Cardinal Health Inc.'s (Cardinal Health) stock increased 0.10%, ending the day $72.54. Over the previous three trading sessions, the shares of the Company decreased 0.03%, in line with S&P 500 which also decreased 0.50% during the same trading period. The full analyst notes on Cardinal Health Inc. are available to download free of charge at:


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