Wall Street analysts predict that Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) will announce earnings per share of $1.71 for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Nine analysts have provided estimates for Express Scripts Holding Company’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $1.73 and the lowest estimate coming in at $1.70. Express Scripts Holding Company posted earnings of $1.57 per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 8.9%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings results on Monday, July 24th.

On average, analysts expect that Express Scripts Holding Company will report full year earnings of $6.97 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $6.90 to $7.01. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will report earnings of $7.65 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $7.50 to $7.81. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover Express Scripts Holding Company.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) last released its earnings results on Monday, April 24th. The company reported $1.33 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.32 by $0.01. Express Scripts Holding Company had a return on equity of 25.64% and a net margin of 3.42%. The firm had revenue of $24.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $24.95 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.22 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down .6% on a year-over-year basis.

ESRX has been the topic of several recent research reports. Cowen and Company restated an “outperform” rating and set a $83.00 target price on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company in a research report on Friday, June 9th. Morgan Stanley reduced their price objective on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company from $71.00 to $52.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Evercore ISI reduced their price objective on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company from $68.50 to $59.00 and set an “in-line” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Mizuho reduced their price objective on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company from $76.00 to $61.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Express Scripts Holding Company from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 17th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Express Scripts Holding Company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $71.95.

In other Express Scripts Holding Company news, VP Phyllis S. Anderson sold 1,100 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.08, for a total value of $66,088.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 11,108 shares in the company, valued at approximately $667,368.64. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 0.68% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. increased its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company by 53.1% in the first quarter. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. now owns 1,753 shares of the company’s stock worth $116,000 after buying an additional 608 shares in the last quarter. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in Express Scripts Holding Company during the first quarter worth about $121,000. Capital Analysts LLC increased its position in Express Scripts Holding Company by 15.2% in the fourth quarter. Capital Analysts LLC now owns 1,777 shares of the company’s stock worth $122,000 after buying an additional 235 shares in the last quarter. Independent Advisor Alliance acquired a new position in Express Scripts Holding Company during the fourth quarter worth about $124,000. Finally, IHT Wealth Management LLC increased its position in Express Scripts Holding Company by 8.1% in the first quarter. IHT Wealth Management LLC now owns 1,944 shares of the company’s stock worth $128,000 after buying an additional 145 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.30% of the company’s stock.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ ESRX) traded down 0.313% during trading on Thursday, reaching $65.315. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,619,128 shares. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 52-week low of $57.80 and a 52-week high of $80.02. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $61.09 and a 200-day moving average price of $66.58. The stock has a market cap of $38.77 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.841 and a beta of 0.94.

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About Express Scripts Holding Company

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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