Analysts See $2.08 EPS for Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)

Marco Green
January 20, 2018

The institutional investor held 17,739 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.12 million, down from 23,276 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

Analysts expect Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) to report $2.08 EPS on February, 13.They anticipate $0.20 EPS change or 10.64% from last quarter's $1.88 EPS. Short-term as well long term investors always focus on the liquidity of the stocks so for that concern, liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 1.40 as current ratio and on the opponent side the debt to equity ratio was 1.98 and long-term debt to equity ratio also remained 1.97. About 367,370 shares traded. After having $1.90 EPS previously, Express Scripts Holding Company's analysts see 9.47% EPS growth. It has underperformed by 33.62% the S&P500.

St James Investment Company Llc increased its stake in Cvs Health Corp (CVS) by 4.27% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC.

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Finviz, the company has a consensus recommendation of 2.6 out of the scale from 1 to 5 where 1 stands for Buy and 5 means Sell. The institutional investor held 163,400 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.52M, down from 214,105 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The Missouri-based Cortland Associates Inc Mo has invested 9.59% in the stock. The stock increased 0.02% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $80.02. Finally, San Francisco Sentry Investment Group CA lifted its position in shares of Express Scripts by 3.2% in the second quarter. Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) has risen 9.15% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.64% the S&P500. Central Bancorporation Tru Communications reported 0.02% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Therefore 42% are positive. Cowen & Co has "Buy" rating and $20.0 target. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, January 10 by Jefferies. The firm earned "Equal-Weight" rating on Thursday, January 21 by Morgan Stanley.

Checking in on some valuation rankings, Herc Holdings Inc. Leerink Swann maintained Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) on Wednesday, March 23 with "Market Perform" rating. As per Tuesday, November 7, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Tuesday, June 7 with "Neutral". The company was maintained on Monday, October 2 by Needham.

Silver Point Capital Lp, which manages about $10.65B and $1.56B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Caesars Acquisition Co (NASDAQ:CACQ) by 78,904 shares to 798,939 shares, valued at $17.14 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

The Return on Invested Capital (aka ROIC) for KFC Holdings Japan, Ltd. (TSE:9873) is 0.077160. Its up 0.06, from 0.56 in 2017Q2. 25 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. The NYSE-listed company saw a recent bid of $36.56 on volume of 2.85 million shares. Ar Asset has invested 0.84% in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). Zeke Advsr reported 80,453 shares. 20,284 are owned by North American. Financial Counselors accumulated 528,716 shares. State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its holdings in shares of Express Scripts by 116.1% in the 4th quarter. Gm Advisory Grp Inc Incorporated Inc reported 0.12% of its portfolio in Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC). Research And Management Com reported 83 shares. Lazard Asset Management LLC now owns 112,666 shares of the company's stock worth $7,192,000 after acquiring an additional 50,707 shares during the last quarter. Aviva Public Ltd Co holds 378,751 shares or 0.13% of its portfolio. Fisher Asset Lc invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Stephens Mngmt Limited owns 430 shares. Ls Inv Lc invested 0.1% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Fukoku Mutual Life Insur Com accumulated 2,931 shares or 0.03% of the stock.

Since September 11, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $161,071 activity. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 92% are positive. Sandler O'Neill maintained Voya Financial, Inc.

Among 37 analysts covering Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA), 34 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. The stock has "Buy" rating by SunTrust on Thursday, January 11. Standpoint Research initiated it with "Buy" rating and $84.0 target in Monday, August 24 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Friday, October 20 report. The stock of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) earned "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, October 15. Also, CEO Timothy C. Wentworth bought 8,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 31st. (NYSE:UAL) on Monday, October 24 with "Buy" rating. As per Monday, July 10, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Asure Software, Inc. RBC Capital Markets downgraded it to "Outperform" rating and $130 target in Thursday, January 5 report.

Analysts await Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) to report earnings on February, 14. It has a 38.81 P/E ratio. Yacktman Asset Mgmt Ltd Partnership has 0.01% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 15,200 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.4 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.04, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. Texas Permanent School Fund invested in 160,056 shares. 31 funds opened positions while 46 raised stakes. 168.54 million shares or 1.33% less from 170.81 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Thompson Davis And holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Asure Software, Inc. (NYSE:MXL) for 52,919 shares. Prudential Incorporated has invested 0% in EnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE:VOYA). 924,516 are held by Schwab Charles Management Inc. Credit Suisse Ag has 74,671 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Park Natl Oh, a Ohio-based fund reported 3,602 shares. Benjamin F Edwards And reported 116 shares. The current ratio looks at all the liquid and non-liquid assets compared to the company's total current liabilities. 175,532 were accumulated by Meritage. Centurylink Mngmt Company owns 31,705 shares for 0.65% of their portfolio. (NYSE:VOYA). Goldman Sachs Gp reported 0.01% in Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE:NPO). First Personal Fincl Services invested 0% of its portfolio in EnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE:BEN). Baystate Wealth Mngmt Ltd Llc invested in 60 shares or 0% of the stock. (NYSE:NPO). Northern Trust Corporation holds 0.01% or 278,767 shares in its portfolio.

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