Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ: ESRX)

Alfred Osborne
December 8, 2017

Express Scripts, Inc is a pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company in North America, offering a range of services to its clients, which include health insurers, third-party administrators, employers, union-sponsored benefit plans, workers' compensation plans and government health programs.

Price T Rowe Associates Inc decreased Grainger W W Inc (GWW) stake by 3.67% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 1-year low of $57.80 and a 1-year high of $80.02. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.93, for a total transaction of $249,327.00. Hl Fincl Lc has 3.25M shares for 1.75% of their portfolio. Express Scripts Holding Co. now has $38.84 billion valuation. The stock price volatility for last week at the close of regular trading was 2.63%, pushing the figure for the whole month to now reaching 2.86%.

ESRX trades at a forward P/E of 8.88, a P/B of 2.44, and a P/S of 0.39, compared to a forward P/E of 17.31, a P/B of 2.24, and a P/S of 0.65 for ANTM. (NASDAQ:TROW) has declined 4.22% since December 7, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.62% the S&P500. Analysts rating the company a 3 indicate a Hold recommendation. Therefore 33% are positive. Credit Suisse maintained it with "Buy" rating and $8500 target in Thursday, June 1 report. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Wednesday, July 26 report. Morgan Stanley has "Equal-Weight" rating and $89 target. As per Monday, November 6, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The company holds 571.80 million outstanding shares and 564.57 million shares are floating in market. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Monday, June 20 to "Underweight". Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of ESRX in report on Wednesday, October 25 with "Neutral" rating. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight" on Thursday, February 18. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, May 26 by Jefferies.

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A 6 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 0 believe that investors should either steer clear of (NYSE:BTU) or, if they already own its stock, sell it. Its down 0.32, from 1.12 in 2017Q1.

After a recent check, shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) have been seen trading 0.40% off of the 50-day high and 22.89% away from the 50-day low. 75 funds opened positions while 234 raised stakes. Moneta Invest Advisors Limited Liability invested 0.08% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Rampart Invest Mgmt Communications Limited Liability Company has 0.18% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). New York-based Canandaigua Comml Bank has invested 0.4% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Burt Wealth Advisors lifted its holdings in shares of Express Scripts by 11.4% in the 2nd quarter. Srb invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX).

More notable recent Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: "Express Scripts Holding Reaches Analyst Target Price" on December 05, 2017, also Stltoday.com with their article: "Express Scripts to sell subsidiary to private-equity firm" published on November 27, 2017, Benzinga.com published: "Express Scripts Outlook Improves Amid Tax Reform, CVS-Aetna Deal" on December 06, 2017. Argent Tru stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). About 2.30 million shares traded. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas reported 0% stake. NEXT Financial Group Inc now owns 5,382 shares of the company's stock valued at $380,000 after buying an additional 934 shares in the last quarter. Moreover, Yacktman Asset Lp has 0.01% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). ValuEngine upgraded Express Scripts from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Monday. (NASDAQ:TROW). Ontario - Canada-based Td Asset Mngmt Inc has invested 0.09% in T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. Therefore 27% are positive.

Wall Street brokerage firms that regularly cover the stock have provided price targets and recommendations on Intuit Inc. The firm earned "Sell" rating on Monday, February 22 by Deutsche Bank. The company was initiated on Tuesday, April 5 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Macquarie Research on Wednesday, July 29 with "Outperform". The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, June 16 with "Buy". The rating was downgraded by Leerink Swann to "Market Perform" on Tuesday, January 19.

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