Two Hot Stocks Comparison: Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX), National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG)

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Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX)

National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG)

National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) closed at $58.21 on the last trading session with an decrease of -0.14%, whereas, it previously closed at $58.29. The company has a market capitalization of $5.03 Billion. The company traded shares of 423149 on the trading day while its three month average volume stands at 542.8 Million.

Now to discuss some of the Earning per Share estimates and growth estimates, shares of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) produced diluted EPS of 3.44. The EPS estimate for next year as estimated by analysts is at 3.58 while EPS for next quarter is estimated at 1.18. Earnings per Share growth for this year is reported at 1.1, while the analysts estimated the EPS growth for next year at 3.58% and Earnings growth for next 5 years stands at 8.5% as estimated by the analysts. While Annual EPS Growth rate for past five years as reported by the company is at 1.6%.

Some important ratios are also vital to discuss the performance of the company and its shares. The P/E or Price to Earnings ratio of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) is at 16.9 while the forward p/e is at 16.28. The P/S or Price to Sales ratio of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) stands at 3.02 and Price to Book or P/B for the most recent quarter stands at 2.45. The Price to Free Cash Flow ratio or P/FCF is reported at 0. The quick ratio and the current ratio of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) are reported at 1.1 and 1.2 respectively. The Return on Assets ROA, Return On Earnings ROE and ROI Return On Investment for National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) stands at 4.9, 15.1 and 9.6 respectively

The trailing twelve month Revenue of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) is reported at 1.66 Billion with income of 298 Million. The outstanding shares of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) are 86.4 Million. The institutional Ownership of the shares of 75.6 stands at 0.80%, this figure is increased 1.5 in the last six months. The insider ownership for the shares of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) is ticked at 1.6%, the figure is rose 0% in the last six months.

Some other important financial aspects to be discussed here for National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) is the Mean Target Price estimated by the analysts which stands at 56.75. The 52 week high of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) is placed at 59.15 and 52 week low is standing at 48.43.

Performance wise the shares of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) fell down -0.77% for the week, it also rise 8.72% for the monthly performance, while for the quarter it went down 7.94%. The shares increase 5.26% for the half year and flew up for the Year-To-Date performance. The shares of National Fuel Gas Company (NYSE:NFG) grew 16.91% for the yearly performance.