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    1. Biosimilars on the horizon in the U.S.

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      Fri, 12 Sep 2014

      the FDA finally opens the door for biosimiars in the U.S. it could save as much as $250B per year by 2024 according to Express Scripts ( ESRX -1.3% ). There are 14 biotech meds being targeted by pharmaceutical firms who want to sell cheaper versions

    2. How To Evaluate Express Scripts' Timeliness

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      Tue, 9 Sep 2014

      By Valuentum : Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX ) is the largest pharmacy benefit management company in the US, and ranks among the best with respect to its return

    3. Company 401k via NYLife has not ticker

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      Sun, 7 Sep 2014

      ticker to follow via my MS portfolio. How is this best handled to track within the portfolio? I entered the fund name ( Express Scripts Bond Index Fund) but it does not show as an offering. I was told it was because it was a hybrid fund - not a pure mutal

    4. Express Scripts Delivers Significant Growth Potential At A Reasonable Valuation

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      Sun, 7 Sep 2014

      By Stock Market Sherpa : Express Scripts Holdings (NASDAQ: ESRX ..... mergers and acquisitions, Express Scripts is well-positioned as a leader ..... recent investor presentation, Express Scripts highlighted two important facts

    5. A Few Picks to Tide Over the Bargain-Hunters

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      Sun, 17 Aug 2014

      action like it did in 2008-2009. Express Scripts ESRX | 4 Stars | Wide Moat This pharmacy ..... the industry's dominant players, Express Scripts should pick up a nice tailwind as ..... cost-cutting remains in focus. (For more on Express Scripts , see markets editor Jeremy Glaser's

    6. A Rare, Wide-Moat Find in a Market With Few Values

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      Thu, 7 Aug 2014

      Matt Coffina sees [TICKER:ESRX] Express Scripts as a rare value. He's here today ..... Let's start by just looking at Express Scripts . Can you briefly tell us about what ..... and what they do? Coffina: So, Express Scripts is a pharmacy-benefit manager

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      In a market with few bargains, Morningstar StockInvestor editor Matt Coffina sees [TICKER:ESRX] Express Scripts as a rare value. He's here today to talk to me about his outlook for the firm. Matt, thanks for joining me. Matt Coffina: Thanks for having me, Jeremy. Glaser: Let's start by just looking at Express Scripts . Can you briefly tell us about what this company is and what they do? Coffina: So, Express Scripts is a pharmacy-benefit manager. Basically, they manage pharmacy benefits on behalf of employers or health-insurance companies, managed-care organizations. Either the employers or the managed-care organization would be taking on the actual risk of providing pharmacy benefits--they are the ones who are actually paying the bills--but Express Scripts would help them with, for example, mail-order fulfillment, constructing formularies with preferred drugs and nonpreferred drugs, dealing with patients and doctors and getting them to switch to lower-cost drug options, negotiating with retail pharmacies, and so on. So, they are sort of the backend to the pharmacy benefit that you might get through your employer or through a government program like Medicare or Medicaid. Glaser: Express Scripts did recently report quarterly results. What did that show? How is the business doing right now? Coffina: Express Scripts has struggled over the last couple of years with client attrition related to their large Medco purchase. So, there were basically three large PBMs--Medco, Express Scripts , and [TICKER:CVS] CVS Caremark. Express Scripts bought Medco back in 2012. It was a very, very large merger--a lot of complication involved with integrating these businesses. And, since then, their client attrition has been running relatively high. There were actually even some Medco clients who had been former Express Scripts clients who had left the company at one point and went to Medco. So, I think it's understandable that you would lose
      there won't be these ongoing integration issues in 2016 and beyond. And now-- Express Scripts having put that integration behind them--all of the backend systems are on one platform, all the account-management teams are in place, and
      are other firms potentially going to enter in here and compete against Express Scripts ? Coffina: I don't think you'll see a lot of new entrants in this business because of, again, the importance of scale. If you don't have a very large base of patients, you're not going to have bargaining power over drug manufacturers or retailers. So, it's going to be very hard to start this business from scratch. That said, we do see fairly robust competition between the top four pharmacy-benefit managers. [Those four] would be Express Scripts , CVS Caremark--who is the only company that's really on the same level as Express Scripts in terms of overall prescription volumes--and then further down below them would be UnitedHealth--which has an in-house pharmacy-benefit management business--and [TICKER:CTRX] Catamaran, which has been gaining a lot of size through acquisitions and also through some organic client wins. Between those four companies, I think you will see this ongoing competitive pressure, and client losses happen from time-to-time. Sometimes, in the past, Express Scripts has gained market share from its competitors; a really notable time would be when CVS acquired Caremark several years back. Both Medco and Express Scripts really took advantage of that--of the disruption that was created by that integration--and were able to steal some clients at CVS' expense. Now, we're sort of on the opposite side where Express Scripts and Medco have experienced these integration headwinds, and CVS has been able to gain back some clients. I think you will see this back-and-forth over time. But in the long run, I continue to believe that Express Scripts and [TICKER:CVS] CVS Caremark are very well positioned to at least grow in line with the market as well as expanding their operating margins over time as they continue to save clients' money, again by directing patients to lower-cost drug alternatives. Glaser: How about valuation levels--why do you think Express Scripts is cheap right now? Coffina: Express Scripts is trading at a low- to mid-teens multiple of current-year earnings. They generate a tremendous amount of free cash flow. So, the
    7. CVS Produces Another Solid Quarter Driven by Its Pharmacy Benefit Management

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      Tue, 5 Aug 2014

      buoyed its solid performance for the quarter as the firms seems to have taken advantage of the Medco integration issues Express Scripts has faced over the last 18 months. Revenue for this segment increased 16.2%, and operating margins expanded 43 basis

    8. Catamaran Sails Through Another Solid Quarter

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      Mon, 4 Aug 2014

      pricing. Even though Catamaran's claims volume pales in comparison with the billions processed by CVS Caremark CVS and Express Scripts ESRX, the company is still one of the largest players in the PBM industry. This dynamic positions Catamaran with decent

    9. From Barron’s, July 28, 2014 (Part 2)

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      Sat, 26 Jul 2014

      barrons.com/public/page/9_0210-investorsentimentreadings.html Bullish stories: Pharmacy-benefits manager Express Scripts [ ESRX ; working through integration issues from the 2012 Medco acquisition; pg 11]; CIT Group [ CIT ; rapidly growing

    10. Stock-Picking Increasingly Critical in Health Care

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      Sat, 28 Jun 2014

      Consider Buying Catamaran $57 Narrow Medium $40 Express Scripts $89 Wide Medium $62 Pharmacyclics $127 ..... market, making the stock look undervalued. Express Scripts ESRX Express Scripts is the largest pharmacy benefit manager in

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