Express Scripts (ESRX) Hits New 12-Month High at $80.35

Marco Green
January 14, 2018

About 271,131 shares traded. Plains GP Holdings, L.P. (NYSE:PAGP) has risen 3.32% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 33.62% the S&P500.

Capital Research Global Investors decreased Express Scripts Holding Co (ESRX) stake by 3.12% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. The Stock now has a Weekly Volatility of 2.41% and Monthly Volatility of 1.92%. Mirae Asset Glob Invests Company Ltd has invested 0.04% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). First Personal Financial Services now owns 2,103 shares of the company's stock worth $134,000 after purchasing an additional 1,400 shares during the period. About 106,300 shares traded.

Among 24 analysts covering Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX), 10 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 11 Hold. It has underperformed by 9.07% the S&P500.

Analysts have given a mean recommendation of 2.30 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Therefore 42% are positive.

Research analysts at Jefferies Group raised their FY2017 EPS estimates for Express Scripts in a report issued on Friday, according to Zacks Investment Research. TheStreet upgraded shares of Express Scripts from a "c+" rating to a "b-" rating in a research report on Monday, December 4th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a "buy" rating and issued a $92.00 price objective (up from $81.00) on shares of Express Scripts in a report on Tuesday. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, June 8 by Cowen & Co. The stock has "Buy" rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, August 23. Leerink Swann maintained Merck & Co., Inc. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 31 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, June 29 by Evercore. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Monday, August 15 by JP Morgan. (NASDAQ:IDCC) on Friday, February 24 with "Equal Weight" rating. The rating was downgraded by Tudor Pickering to "Hold" on Wednesday, September 9. Advaxis, Inc. has 2 buy ratings, 0 holds and 0 sells even after the stock tumbled -70.87% from its high of $10.06 to a $122.24 million market value through last close. It also reduced its holding in Home Depot Inc (NYSE:HD) by 458,958 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 3.81 million shares, and cut its stake in Servicenow Inc (NYSE:NOW). Carvana Co was raised too. Its up 0.06, from 0.56 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 73 investors sold AMZN shares while 549 reduced holdings. Artisan Ptnrs Ltd Partnership reported 0.08% stake. Highlander Mngmt Limited Liability Corp reported 77 shares. The Missouri-based Cortland Associates Inc Mo has invested 9.59% in the stock. Rainier Lc holds 38,910 shares or 0.61% of its portfolio. About 1.11M shares traded.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 16 sales for $47.91 million activity. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 17,891 shares. Everett Harris & Ca has 5,372 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Peapack Gladstone Fincl reported 10,771 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Triangle Wealth Mgmt owns 6,367 shares for 0.24% of their portfolio. Blair William And Il reported 4,080 shares. Moreover, Parus Finance (Uk) Ltd has 1.33% invested in, Inc. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Ltd Liability Com stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC). The stock was sold at an average price of $76.00, for a total value of $262,048.00.

Analysts await Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE:OII) to report earnings on February, 14. Narrowing in further, the stock has been recently noted at -0.22% away from the 30 day high and +9.31% separated from the 30 day low.

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for ESRX to be 11.2%.

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 0.77 million shares versus an average volume of 0.8 million shares during last trading session. Bluemountain Capital Mngmt Llc owns 222,552 shares. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has "Overweight" rating given on Wednesday, July 27 by Barclays Capital. They expect $2.08 earnings per share, up 10.64% or $0.20 from last year's $1.88 per share. Stocks with a beta above 1 are more volatile than the market as a whole.

Investment analysts at William Blair lifted their Q1 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Express Scripts in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.62 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.20, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. The investment professionals in our partner's database now hold: 486.65 million shares, down from 499.49 million shares in 2017Q2. Moreover, Johnson Inv Counsel Inc has 0.02% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 13,920 shares. Clark Estates Inc New York has 53,000 shares for 0.56% of their portfolio. Chicago Equity Prns Limited Liability Company invested 0.38% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Signaturefd LLC boosted its stake in Express Scripts Holding Company by 318.8% in the second quarter. The investor is now holding $36.85 million shares due in part to a decrease of 1.05 million new shares in their portfolio. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reissued a "hold" rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company in a research note on Wednesday, December 14th. Veritas Asset Management LLP now owns 8,652,910 shares of the company's stock valued at $547,902,000 after buying an additional 460,338 shares during the period.

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