Express Scripts Rises On Unusually High Volume (ESRX)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Express Scripts (Nasdaq: ESRX) is trading at unusually high volume Tuesday with 10.8 million shares changing hands. It is currently at 2.1 times its average daily volume and trading up $1.27 (+2.3%) at $56.84 as of 12:06 p.m. ET.

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Express Scripts has a market cap of $45.37 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 2.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Express Scripts Holding Company provides a range of pharmacy benefit management (PBM) services in North America. The company has a P/E ratio of 32.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Express Scripts as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, increase in net income 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.

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