A driver unloads merchandise from a delivery truck outside a CVS Health Corp. location in New Rochelle, New York, U.S., on Monday, March 16, 2020.
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CVS Health shares rose about 4% in premarket trading Wednesday after the company reported a huge jump in sales at its stores as customers rushed in to get prescriptions and other essentials during the coronavirus pandemic.
Same-store sales surged 9% during the quarter.
Here’s how the company did:
- Earnings per share: $1.91 cents, adjusted
- Revenue: $66.8 billion
“When facing any health crisis, including this pandemic, we’re uniquely positioned to understand consumer and patient needs and how to address them,” CVS chief executive Larry Merlo said in a press release. “This includes increasing access to medicine and virtual care, and testing thousands for the virus every day to ready our country to reopen safely.”
CVS reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.91. Its revenue for the fiscal quarter…