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) pushed the Health Services industry lower today making it today's featured Health Services laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.4%. By the end of trading, Express Scripts fell $1.48 (-2.3%) to $62.12 on average volume. Throughout the day, 3,926,061 shares of Express Scripts exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5,161,200 shares. The stock ranged in price between $62.12-$63.45 after having opened the day at $63.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $63.60. Other companies within the Health Services industry that declined today were:
), down 12.5%,
), down 11.7%,
), down 6.2% and
), down 5.4%.
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Express Scripts Holding Company provides a range of pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services primarily in the United States and Canada. It offers healthcare management and administration services on behalf of its clients. Express Scripts has a market cap of $51.5 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 37.3, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 16.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 13 analysts that rate Express Scripts a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.
- You can view the full Express Scripts Ratings Report.
On the positive front,
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), down 12.9%,
), down 8.6% and
), down 8.0% , were all gainers within the health services industry with
) being today's featured health services industry leader.
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