HC Stock in Focus: Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX)

Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) ended Tuesday session in green amid volatile trading. The shares closed up +0.69 points or 0.90% at $77.14 with 3.45 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $76.55, the shares hit an intraday low of $74.27 and an intraday high of $77.22 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day.

Market Cap/Outstanding Shares

The company has a market cap of $47.14 billion and the number of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 616.62 million shares.

Performance weekly/monthly/quarterly/yearly in percentage (%)

The performance for the week is valued at 10.44%, resulting in a performance for the month at 11.44%. Therefore, the stated figure displays a quarterly performance of 0.67% and an annual performance of -8.88%.traded up 0.90% on 15 November, 2016 hitting $77.14.

EPS (Earning Per Share )

The EPS of ESRX is strolling at 4.23, measuring its EPS growth this year at 34.70%. As a result, the company has an EPS growth of 8.23% for the approaching year. Company’s EPS for the past five years is valued at 10.00%, leading it to an EPS value of 13.30% for the next five years.

P/E-P/S-P/B-P/C-P/FCF

ESRX P/E ratio is measuring at 18.24 with a forward P/E of 11.15. As of now, Express Scripts Holding Company has a P/S value of 0.47, measuring P/B at 3.08. Its P/Cash is valued at 20.84 and P/FCF is at 9.26.

Beta/ATR/Volatility

Beta factor is stands at 0.97 and Avg. true range is 2.14. Historically, the volatility of this stock is about 3.27% a week and 2.89% a month.

Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) recently declared that Express Scripts Medicare® Prescription Drug Plan (PDP), contract S5660, has once again earned a 4-Star* quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

“As our country faces rising drug costs, Medicare beneficiaries need a plan they can rely on for medication coverage, personalized care, and reliable service and support,” said Jennie Knisley, vice president, Medicare prescription drug plans, Express Scripts.  “Our ability to consistently earn a 4-star quality rating from CMS, particularly as it raises standards and performance measures, demonstrates our commitment to Medicare beneficiaries and the value our plans provide to our members.”

Express Scripts 2017 Medicare Value and Choice plans offer many ways for retirees to save on their prescription medication needs.  Both plans offer additional cost savings through a preferred pharmacy network – which includes more than 8,200 Walgreens pharmacies nationwide and more than more than 21,000 independent pharmacies – and Express Scripts Home Delivery Pharmacy.

 

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