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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Express Scripts Holding Company, ESRX

Express Scripts Holding Company, ESRX is in the exchange NASDAQ and its industry is Health Care Plans in the sector of Healthcare. Based in USA, Express Scripts Holding Company, ESRX  has a market cap of 44146.22. Since its IPO date on the 6/9/1992, Express Scripts Holding Company, ESRX performance year to date is -20.19%. Today Express Scripts Holding Company, ESRX has gained 1.04%, with a current price of 69.76.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 89.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 0.00%. Return of assets are at 5.20%, with return on investment at 9.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Express Scripts Holding Company, ESRX is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.77. While Total debt/equity is 1.04. With a profit margin of 2.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 8.40%, and operating margin of 4.50%. Express Scripts Holding Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.6, while the quick ratio is 0.5.

For the last year Express Scripts Holding Company, ESRX has seen a EPS growth of 34.70%. A performance for the year of -17.57%. The 52-week high is -21.79%, and the 52-week low is 6.42%. The average volume for Express Scripts Holding Company, ESRX is 2976526.

With a target price of 82.15, can Express Scripts Holding Company, ESRX reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Express Scripts Holding Company, ESRX. Express Scripts Holding Company has a P/E of 17.24 and a forward P/E of 10.16. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.14. Express Scripts Holding Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.44 and 2.86 respectively. For P/cash, Express Scripts Holding Company has a value of 33.33, while it is 9.79 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 69.76, Express Scripts Holding Company has a dividend yield of *TBA. We see a return on equity of 16.70%.

Looking more long-term Express Scripts Holding Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 15.07%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.94% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 34.70% for this year and for the last five years a 10.00% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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