Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) – SunTrust Banks issued their Q1 2019 EPS estimates for shares of Express Scripts Holding in a report issued on Thursday. SunTrust Banks analyst D. Macdonald expects that the company will post earnings of $1.59 per share for the quarter. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Express Scripts Holding’s Q2 2019 earnings at $2.01 EPS.
Several other equities research analysts also recently weighed in on ESRX. BidaskClub raised Express Scripts Holding from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, June 17th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a report on Friday, September 1st. Needham & Company LLC started coverage on Express Scripts Holding in a report on Friday, July 21st. They set a “hold” rating for the company. ValuEngine downgraded Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Cowen and Company reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $83.00 price objective on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Friday, June 9th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $70.24.
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Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ ESRX) opened at 62.65 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $36.18 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.87 and a beta of 0.88. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $61.89 and its 200-day moving average is $63.23. Express Scripts Holding has a 52-week low of $57.80 and a 52-week high of $77.50.
Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.73 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.71 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $25.35 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $25.52 billion. Express Scripts Holding had a net margin of 3.50% and a return on equity of 25.58%. Express Scripts Holding’s revenue for the quarter was up .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.57 EPS.
In other Express Scripts Holding news, VP Everett Neville sold 1,163 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $61.48, for a total value of $71,501.24. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 18,232 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,120,903.36. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Woodrow A. Myers, Jr. sold 3,900 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.93, for a total value of $249,327.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 11,500 shares in the company, valued at $735,195. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 5,641 shares of company stock worth $357,317. 0.68% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Burt Wealth Advisors boosted its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 11.4% in the 2nd quarter. Burt Wealth Advisors now owns 1,696 shares of the company’s stock worth $108,000 after buying an additional 174 shares during the last quarter. CKW Financial Group lifted its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 20.0% in the 2nd quarter. CKW Financial Group now owns 1,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $115,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Express Scripts Holding in the 1st quarter valued at about $121,000. Capital Analysts LLC lifted its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 5.6% in the 1st quarter. Capital Analysts LLC now owns 1,877 shares of the company’s stock valued at $124,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Finally, IHT Wealth Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 8.1% in the 1st quarter. IHT Wealth Management LLC now owns 1,944 shares of the company’s stock valued at $128,000 after purchasing an additional 145 shares in the last quarter. 88.69% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
About Express Scripts Holding
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. It operates in two segments: PBM and Emerging Markets (EM).
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