Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by analysts at Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. in a report released on Tuesday.

ESRX has been the subject of a number of other research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Express Scripts Holding Company from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $79.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 27th. Deutsche Bank AG upgraded shares of Express Scripts Holding Company from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and raised their price objective for the company from $69.00 to $70.00 in a research report on Thursday, November 3rd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $88.00 price objective on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company in a research report on Friday, October 28th. Sanford C. Bernstein restated an “underperform” rating and issued a $59.00 price objective on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company in a research report on Thursday, December 1st. Finally, Leerink Swann restated a “market perform” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company in a research report on Friday, December 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $78.31.

Analyst Recommendations for Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX)

Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) traded down 0.33% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $69.23. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $69.85 and its 200 day moving average price is $71.80. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 52 week low of $64.46 and a 52 week high of $80.02. The stock has a market cap of $41.92 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.84 and a beta of 0.92.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 14th. The company reported $1.88 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.87 by $0.01. The business earned $24.90 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $26.31 billion. Express Scripts Holding Company had a net margin of 2.70% and a return on equity of 24.99%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 5.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.56 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.94 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In other news, VP Everett Neville sold 1,123 shares of Express Scripts Holding Company stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.41, for a total transaction of $77,947.43. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 12,712 shares in the company, valued at approximately $882,339.92. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 0.54% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Oakworth Capital Inc. raised its position in Express Scripts Holding Company by 0.6% in the third quarter. Oakworth Capital Inc. now owns 1,802 shares of the company’s stock valued at $127,000 after buying an additional 10 shares during the last quarter. Enterprise Financial Services Corp raised its position in Express Scripts Holding Company by 0.7% in the third quarter. Enterprise Financial Services Corp now owns 6,032 shares of the company’s stock valued at $426,000 after buying an additional 41 shares during the last quarter. Dorsey & Whitney Trust CO LLC raised its position in Express Scripts Holding Company by 0.5% in the third quarter. Dorsey & Whitney Trust CO LLC now owns 8,626 shares of the company’s stock valued at $609,000 after buying an additional 42 shares during the last quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC raised its position in Express Scripts Holding Company by 1.3% in the third quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 3,728 shares of the company’s stock valued at $253,000 after buying an additional 48 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Johnson Investment Counsel Inc. raised its position in Express Scripts Holding Company by 0.3% in the third quarter. Johnson Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 17,546 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,237,000 after buying an additional 60 shares during the last quarter. 85.36% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Express Scripts Holding Company Company Profile

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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