|Bid||85.65 x 0|
|Ask||86.64 x 0|
|Day's Range||82.96 - 82.96|
|52 Week Range||55.10 - 90.30|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||N/A|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
This concludes a rating review initiated on March 9, 2018 following the announcement that Cigna Corporation ("Cigna") reached a definitive agreement to acquire Express Scripts in a transaction valued at approximately $67 billion. Moody's changed the direction of the rating review from uncertain to downgrade on September 6, 2018.
Cigna Corp. completed its $54 billion acquisition of Express Scripts Holding Co., setting up a battle among giant health companies to try to cut health-care costs by managing both medical and drug benefits. The Cigna deal, which won an antitrust nod from the Justice Department without requiring divestitures, brings together a health insurer with a strong focus on employers with a major pharmacy-benefit manager. In an interview, Cigna Chief Executive David Cordani said an initial focus of the combined company will be on ensuring continued smooth business-as-usual operations, but it will begin rolling out new initiatives next year that seek to take advantage of the tie-up between medical and pharmacy oversight, including efforts focused on specialty pharmaceuticals and mental health.
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Express Scripts (ESRX) and Walmart (WMT) collaborate to increase affordable access of the expensive prescription drugs for insured and uninsured patients.
The company announced a new pricing model for its pharmacy benefit management services Wednesday morning. The White House has been an active critic of PBMs, which negotiate drug discounts on behalf of employers and health plans, arguing that they have distorted the drug-pricing system. Drugmakers pay rebates than can amount to more than 50 percent of a drug’s sticker price to secure favorable coverage on PBM drug lists, and critics contend that firms like CVS keep an excessive slice of those undisclosed payments.
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The earnings per share of Express Scripts Holding Co. (ESRX) have grown 34% annually over the last five years. According to the DCF calculator, the stock is undervalued and is trading with a 50% margin of safety at $101 per share. The price-earnings ratio is 11.85.
On November 29, Express Scripts Holding’s (ESRX) stock price closed at $101.22, which is ~5% growth from the close of $96.81 on November 23. Express Scripts Holding’s stock price grew from $74.64 at the close of the market on December 29, 2017, to $101.22 at the close of the market on November 29, which reflects ~36% YTD (year-to-date) growth.
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Instead of combining, the pair are discussing a looser arrangement, according to the Wall Street Journal: They may take sizable stakes in each other and expand their existing senior-focused health-care partnership. The two firms could split the cost of opening new clinics in Walgreens stores that serve Humana members. Walgreens and Humana won’t always be aligned in their goals, and two sets of executives will have to approve any decisions, and may have trouble negotiating as a unit.
Cigna Corp said on Thursday its $52-billion acquisition of pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Holding Co was on track to close by the end of the year. Chief Executive Officer David Cordani said ...
The St. Louis-based company said it had profit of $1.89 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $2.43 per share. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate ...
ST. LOUIS , Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Express Scripts Holding Company (Nasdaq: ESRX) announced consolidated 2018 third quarter net income of $1,071.6 million or $1.89 per diluted share. Consolidated ...