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Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 43766.53. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Express Scripts Holding Company is 68.82 (with a change from open of 0.23%), this in conjunction with a target price of 82.15. Volume today has so far reached 1140447, with an average volume of about 3419.77. The GAP for this stock, is -0.72%.

The P/E ratio is 17.09, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 10.07. The current EPS for Express Scripts Holding Company, is 4.05, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 34.70%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -20.88%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Express Scripts Holding Company, EPS is looking like it will grow 7.94% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 15.07%. Quarter over quarter is 28.70% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -0.90%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 10.00%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 17.70%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 89.40%. Shares outstanding is 632.83, while shares float is at a value of 628.39. Float short for Express Scripts Holding Company is 4.21% and the short ratio is 7.74.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.77, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.04. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.6, and the quick ratio is 0.5. The most recent gross margin is 8.40% and their operating margin is 4.50%. The profit margin is 2.60%.

Express Scripts Holding Company has seen returns on assets of 5.20%, and on investment, 9.00%. Return on equity is 16.70%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.13. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.43, with Price/book ratio coming to 2.83 and Price/cash is 33.05, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 9.7.

The simple moving averages are -5.37% and -6.37% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -22.85% and the 52 week low is 4.99%.

Express Scripts Holding Company has a dividend yield of *TBA, with a current price of 68.82. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 0.00%. This is in an industry, Health Care Plans, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Healthcare. Express Scripts Holding Company is based in USA.

Performance in the Health Care Plans industry means that Express Scripts Holding Company has seen performance for the past week of -1.68%, with performance for the month coming to -2.45%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -12.95%, and for the half year the performance is -17.61%. Volatility for this week is 1.36% and for the month this is 1.57%.

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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