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Is Express Scripts Holding Company(NASDAQ: ESRX), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/9/1992. Express Scripts Holding Company is in the Health Care Plans industry and Healthcare sector. Average volume for Express Scripts Holding Company, is 3369.04, and so far today it has a volume of 996903. Performance year to date since the 6/9/1992 is -12.34%.

To help you determine whether Express Scripts Holding Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 18.93 and forward P/E is 11.17. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Express Scripts Holding Company has a value for PEG of 1.26. P/S ratio is 0.48 and the P/B ratio is 3.14. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 36.45 and 10.7 respectively.

At the current price Express Scripts Holding Company is trading at, 76.09 (-0.69% today), Express Scripts Holding Company has a dividend yield of *TBA, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.05, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.62% after growing 34.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 28.70%, and -0.90% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 630.05, and the number of shares float is 628.29. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 92.50%. The float short is 4.37%, with the short ratio at a value of 8.16. Management has seen a return on assets of 5.20%, and also a return on investment of 9.00%.

The ability for Express Scripts Holding Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.6, and quick ratio is 0.5. Long term debt/equity is 0.77 and total debt/equity is 1.04. In terms of margins, Express Scripts Holding Company has a gross margin of 8.40%, with its operating margin at 4.50%, and Express Scripts Holding Company has a profit margin of 2.60%.

The 52 week high is -16.02%, with 16.08% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.63% and the 200 day simple moving average is -0.26%.

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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