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Lowest Current Ratio in the Health Care Services Industry Detected in Shares of Express Scripts (ESRX, HWAY, CHE, AMED, PRSC)

By Amy Schwartz

Below are the three companies in the Health Care Services industry with the lowest current ratios. Current ratio is useful to get an idea of how quickly a company can repay its short-term liabilities with its short-term assets. The higher the current ratio, the more capable the company is of paying its obligations.

Express Scripts ranks lowest with a a current ratio of 0.8. Healthways is next with a a current ratio of 0.8. Chemed ranks third lowest with a a current ratio of 1.0.

Amedisys follows with a a current ratio of 1.0, and Providence Service rounds out the bottom five with a a current ratio of 1.1.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Amedisys on December 16th, 2016 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $42.61. Since that recommendation, shares of Amedisys have risen 35.2%. We continue to monitor Amedisys for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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Ticker(s): ESRX HWAY CHE AMED PRSC