Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Express Scripts and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
St. Louis (1986)
Chairman/CEO George Paz
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
$2.8 billion / $15.9 billion
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 840 members who have rated Express Scripts believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
With an aging population that's becoming more reliant on prescription drugs the entire health care sector is poised to gain.
Additionally, Express Scripts stands to gain from the impending patent-cliffs of several blockbuster drugs in 2013 and 2014.
The company also has its foot in the booming specialty drug treatment market, and the purchase of Medco last year increases its position in cancer treatment, which is one of the fastest growing segments.
Finally, Obamacare will increase the number of insured citizens. While most will be through medicare, one of Express Scripts largest clients, WellPoint, is the biggest medicare-based insurer. This means a flood of new customers for Express Scripts.
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