Jefferies Group Reiterates $80.00 Price Target for Express Scripts (ESRX)

Marco Green
December 18, 2017

The company has a market cap of $40,523.99, a P/E ratio of 10.46, a PEG ratio of 1.06 and a beta of 0.88. The stock increased 0.02% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $293.94. The stock was purchased at an average price of $61.13 per share, with a total value of $489,040.00. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has risen 44.63% since December 18, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.50% the S&P500. Needham initiated Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) on Friday, July 21 with "Hold" rating. Roberts Glore & Company Inc sold 6,460 shares as the company's stock declined 14.09% while stock markets rallied. Express Scripts has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $74.40. The stock increased 1.87% or $1.34 during the last trading session, reaching $72.89. About 5.21 million shares traded. The company's revenue was down 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that Express Scripts Holding Company will post 7.02 EPS for the current fiscal year. It has underperformed by 33.62% the S&P500. Its share price has decline -15.10% in three months and is up 4.03% for the last five trades.

Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NDAQ:ESRX) were boosted to a solid "Outperform" rating thanks to stock research analysts at Robert W. Baird, who now give it a TP of $81.00. Therefore 30% are positive. Express Scripts had 45 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Wednesday, April 26 report. The stock has "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 25. The stock has "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 5. Robert W. Baird upgraded the stock to "Outperform" rating in Friday, December 15 report. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, April 26 by Edward Jones. (NASDAQ:PCLN) has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, October 24 by Deutsche Bank. Moors And Cabot holds 0.15% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 14,462 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.56 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.02, from 0.91 in 2017Q1.

"Sr. VP & Ch. Marketing Officer at Express Scripts Holding Company, Anderson Phyllis S. on 2017-11-01 Sell 643 shares of the company at a price of $62.37".

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. The institutional investor held 26,771 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $1.71M, down from 32,393 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Martingale Asset Ltd Partnership holds 0.1% or 113,646 shares in its portfolio. Ar Asset Management accumulated 0.63% or 24,460 shares. State Bank has invested 0.08% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Axa owns 4.51M shares. Connecticut-based Sky Inv Limited Liability has invested 0.73% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Ray Gerald L Assocs stated it has 39,073 shares. Ajo Limited Partnership reported 394,150 shares. Acadian Asset Mgmt reported 485,823 shares stake. Focused Wealth Management reported 2,612 shares. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust increased its holdings in shares of Express Scripts by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. M&T Comml Bank Corp has invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Ftb Advsrs has invested 0.02% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). (NASDAQ:SBRA), stock is trading $29.10 above the 52-week high and has displayed a high EPS growth of 16.60% in last 5 years. ESRX's profit will be $1.17B for 8.68 P/E if the $2.06 EPS becomes a reality. Bernstein upgraded the shares of ESRX in report on Wednesday, December 6 to "Market Perform" rating. Zacks Investment Research cut Express Scripts from a buy rating to a sell rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Therefore 76% are positive. The stock has "Market Perform" rating by Leerink Swann on Thursday, October 19. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Wednesday, August 2 with "Buy". The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, September 7. The stock of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, October 17 by Mizuho. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies to "Buy" on Thursday, February 11. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Thursday, August 18 by Pacific Crest. The company was downgraded on Friday, March 3 by Argus Research. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, July 18 by Maxim Group. CASEY MICHAEL D had sold 9,250 shares worth $1.29M. 5,000 shares were sold by Daiss Ann P, worth $261,400. Its down 0.01, from 1.17 in 2017Q1. 110 funds opened positions while 494 raised stakes. Fund invested in 0.25% or 156,418 shares. Moreover, Rudman Errol M has 1.01% invested in the company for 27,118 shares. Monroe Bank And Mi reported 0.03% stake. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a quick ratio of 0.61 and a current ratio of 0.73. Chesley Taft And Associate Limited Liability Corp invested in 0.44% or 77,132 shares. Suffolk Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation reported 50,078 shares. First Quadrant LP Ca stated it has 0% of its portfolio in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Southeast Asset Advisors accumulated 9,431 shares. American Beacon holds 1.13% or 1,392 shares in its portfolio. Ally Fincl Incorporated owns 15,000 shares. Highbridge Cap Management Limited Com invested in 0.15% or 160,760 shares. Moreover, Hugh Johnson Advsr Ltd Liability Com has 0.89% invested in Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG).

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