Diamonds and Dogs


CVS Health (CVS) raises guidance. The owner of CVS pharmacies and HMO, Aetna is up 2% near all-time highs after raising earnings guidance, announcing a $10 billion share buyback and hiking their dividend 10%. This is the first time CVS Health has increased its dividend or repurchased stock since 2017. CVS has administered 34 million vaccine shots and 32 million COVID-19 tests. 

Bitcoin taking a hit. Bitcoin is down 6% back to a two-month low. Coinbase (COIN), the Cryto trading platform is down 9% on concerns that Congress will soon write laws to regulate the Cryto space.

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