Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages

The value of the investment in ESRX increased from $623,000 to $668,000 increasing 7.2% since the last quarter. Express Scripts Hldg Co now has $33.60B valuation. The stock declined 0.49% or $0.28 reaching $57.43 per share. Year to Date (YTD) performance of Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) is -16.11 percent while its Performance (Week) is -9.8 percent and Performance (month) is at -7.87 percent. It has underperformed by 33.62% the S&P500.

Among 26 analysts covering AT&T Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO) to report $0.15 EPS on October, 25.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 25.00% from last quarter's $0.2 EPS. After $0.25 actual earnings per share reported by Tripadvisor Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.00% negative EPS growth.

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 3.79 million shares versus an average volume of 3.55 million shares during last trading session. Also, VP Everett Neville sold 1,163 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 23rd. It has underperformed by 47.01% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.59 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.23, from 0.86 in 2017Q1. Yorktown Management & Research Co Inc sold 13,200 shares as Express Scripts Hldg Co (ESRX)'s stock declined 14.09%. 123 funds opened positions while 686 raised stakes. Geneva Advsr Limited Liability Corporation, Illinois-based fund reported 34,280 shares. (NYSE:T). Morgan Dempsey Management Limited Liability Company invested 1.59% in AT&T Inc. The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 0.08% while institutional stake was 56.8%. Swiss National Bank & Trust, Switzerland-based fund reported 73,800 shares. Macquarie Grp invested in 0% or 71,029 shares. (NASDAQ:ECHO) for 11,200 shares. Timessquare Mgmt Ltd Company holds 360,140 shares. Sit Incorporated stated it has 7,550 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Mosaic Family Wealth LLC now owns 8,520 shares of the company's stock valued at $562,000 after purchasing an additional 1,426 shares during the period. Partnervest Advisory Svcs Limited Liability reported 4,137 shares. CAPROCK Group Inc. lifted its holdings in Express Scripts Holding by 0.9% during the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 17.2% in the 1st quarter. Credit Suisse Ag reported 655,842 shares. Capital Counsel Llc who had been investing in Express Scripts Holding Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $33.60 billion market cap company. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Tuesday, April 26 by Credit Suisse. UBS downgraded Echo Global Logistics, Inc.

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It is trading at $21.77 a tad above the 50 day moving average of $20.97 and a tad under the 200 day moving average of $22.31. The ratio may be used to provide an idea of the ability of a certain company to pay back its liabilities with assets.

The price target set for the stock is $40.16 and this sets up an interesting set of potential movement for the stock, according to data from Finviz's Research. Analysts have placed a $67.27 price target on Express Scripts Holding Company, suggesting a 16.57% gain from recent close. The company reported $1.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.71 by $0.02. Vetr upgraded Express Scripts Holding Company from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $79.36 target price for the company in a report on Monday, February 27th. Its down 0.07, from 0.63 in 2017Q1.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. ValuEngine cut shares of Express Scripts Holding from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st.

Ltd sold 1,593 shares during the last quarter decreasing its stake in Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) by 0.8%. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 17,612,834 shares of the company's stock valued at $1,160,862,000 after purchasing an additional 704,218 shares during the period. Finally, ESRX's beta of 0.88 indicates that the stock has an below average level of market risk. First Bank & Trust Of Mount Dora Trust Investment Services reported 24,278 shares stake. Frontier Invest Management Co accumulated 144,583 shares or 0.53% of the stock.

Middleton & Co Inc increased Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) stake by 6,115 shares to 68,266 valued at $3.77M in 2017Q2. First Corp In reported 593 shares stake. Moreover, Cullen Frost Bankers Inc has 0.03% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 11,852 shares. 39,480 are held by Wesbanco Bancshares. State Of Wisconsin Inv Board holds 806,781 shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. Express Scripts had 37 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

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