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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX)?

The company in question is, Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) currently with a stock price of 77.69 (-1.02% today). The market cap for Express Scripts Holding Company is 50626.05, and is in the sector Healthcare, and Health Care Plans industry. The target price for Express Scripts Holding Company is 81.5. Currently Express Scripts Holding Company is trading with a P/E of 20.69, and a forward P/E of 11.51. Average volume for Express Scripts Holding Company is 3525.65 and so far today it is 1302612.

Performance in the last year for Express Scripts Holding Company has been -13.84%. For EPS growth, Express Scripts Holding Company has seen a growth of 34.70%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 7.38%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 10.00% over the last five years and could be 15.01% for the next five years. Express Scripts Holding Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -0.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 35.00%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.31%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 0.84%.

Since the IPO date for Express Scripts Holding Company on the 6/9/1992, Express Scripts Holding Company has seen performance year to date to be -10.20%. With Express Scripts Holding Company trading at 77.69, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 3.79.

So could Express Scripts Holding Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 20.69. The PEG is 1.38, P/S is 0.5 and the P/B is at 3.41. The P/cash is 28.58, with P/free cash flow at 10.15.

Express Scripts Holding Company ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.6, and the quick ratio is 0.5. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.97, and total debt/equity at 1.12.

In terms of margins, Express Scripts Holding Company has a gross margin of 8.40%, an operating margin of 4.40% and a profit margin of 2.50%.Payout ratio for Express Scripts Holding Company is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 4.90% with return on investment coming to 9.00%.

Insider ownership for Express Scripts Holding Company, is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 91.90%. Outstanding shares are at 645. While shares float is 630.87. The float short is currently 5.52%, and short ratio is 9.87.

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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