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How has Express Scripts Holding Company:(NASDAQ:ESRX) performed recently?

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 50498. It is in the Health Care Plans industry and sector Healthcare, with a current P/E of 21, a forward P/E of 11.68 and EPS of 3.79. At a stock price of 79.13 (-0.69%) it has a dividend yield of *TBA.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 10.00%, more recently this last year it has grown by 34.70%. The next year growth is going to be about 7.49% and more long-term 15.01% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 35.00%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 17.70% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -0.40%.

For performance, Express Scripts Holding Company the past week has seen a gain of 2.25%. For the last month performance for Express Scripts Holding Company is 6.61%. While the last quarter is 10.64% and half year, 6.82%. Finally for the year, performance is -12.67%.

The 52-week high for Express Scripts Holding Company, is at -16.36%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 20.72%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.08% and 2.57% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.45%, and for the month it is 1.68%. Express Scripts Holding Company, has a target price of 80.5.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.97, and for total debt/equity Express Scripts Holding Company has 1.12. The gross margin is 8.40%, while operating margin is 4.40%, the profit margin is 2.50%. The current ratio is 0.6 and the quick ratio is 0.5.

Insider ownership is at 0.30%, with instituitional ownership at 92.00%. Express Scripts Holding Company has a payout ratio of 0.00%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 633.76. The shares float is 630.87, with the float short at 5.52%, with short ratio coming to 9.88.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Express Scripts Holding Company, get 4.90%, with its returns on investment at 9.00%. Return on equity is 15.90%. So will the investors see the target price of 80.5, reached soon?

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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