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Traders Buy Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) on Weakness

Traders Buy Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) on Weaknessā€¯

The company reported $1.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.71 by $0.02. The State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System holds 907,760 shares with $57.95M value, down from 930,165 last quarter.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) previously released its earnings report on early Tue, Jul 25th.

The company surged 0.29% and closed its last trading session at $62.29. The information was declared in a document with the SEC Also, VP Phyllis S. Anderson unloaded 578 stocks of the company's shares in a trade on early Fri, Sep 8th. It has underperformed by 41.80% the S&P500.

Partners Group Holding Ag increased its stake in Solar Capital Ltd (SLRC) by 87.28% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Private Asset Management Inc sold 19,817 shares as Express Scripts Holding Co (ESRX)'s stock declined 14.09%. The company has a market capitalization of $36.41 billion, a PE ratio of 10.94 and a beta of 0.88.

It is up 0.00% since September 27, 2016 and is. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 18,232 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,120,903.36. It has underperformed by 25.78% the S&P500.

Partners Group Holding Ag, which manages about $938.01M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Crown Castle International Cor (NYSE:CCI) by 39,850 shares to 455,500 shares, valued at $45.63M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. Finally, Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc. grew its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 6.9% in the first quarter. Professional Advisory Ser Inc stated it has 3.77% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Moreover, North Star Investment Management Corp. has 0.04% invested in the company for 9,725 shares. HLT's profit will be $162.09 million for 34.60 P/E if the $0.50 EPS becomes a reality. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 1.92 and lower end at 1.88 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 1.85.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.56 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.23, from 1.33 in 2017Q1. It dived, as 113 investors sold ESRX shares while 436 reduced holdings. 0 funds opened positions while 1 raised stakes. Numeric Investors Ltd Limited Liability Company, Massachusetts-based fund reported 147,400 shares. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up.5% compared to the same quarter past year.

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding ESRX? Proshare Advsr Limited Com invested in 0.17% or 272,872 shares. 29,797 were reported by Veritable Lp. Shares are clocking price at $24.78 with change of 0.45%. Park Natl Oh has invested 0.01% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). On average, equities research analysts forecast that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.99 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Fifth Third Fincl Bank reported 49,348 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Girard Ptnrs Ltd accumulated 4,169 shares. Cap Invsts has 0.5% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Highland Capital Mngmt Lc holds 283,387 shares or 1.84% of its portfolio. Harvey Management Inc reported 12,500 shares. First Republic Investment holds 0.02% or 47,816 shares. The stock touched 52-week High of $77.50 on 11/29/16 and 52-week Low of $57.80 on 04/25/17. American Express Co (NYSE:AXP) was reduced too. Finally, IHT Wealth Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 8.1% during the first quarter. Four brokerage firms recommended the company shares with a sell recommendation, fourteen have published a hold recommendation, five have issued a buy recommendation and 1 has given a strong buy recommendation to the firms shares. the share has a average recommendation of "Hold" and a consensus price objective of $70.09. Therefore 50% are positive. The other 10, though not evenly; between analysts who think you should buy Express Scripts Holding Company versus those who think you should sell it. Mizuho restated a "neutral" rating and set a $76.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company in a research report on Friday, December 16th. The firm has "Underperform" rating given on Wednesday, March 15 by Wells Fargo. On Friday, November 4 the stock rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to "Hold". Cowen and Company reiterated an "outperform" rating and set a $83.00 target price on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research note on Friday, June 9th. The rating was maintained by UBS on Tuesday, June 13 with "Buy". The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Thursday, February 18 by Barclays Capital. Gurufocus.com's article titled: "Richard Pzena Buys Mylan NV, Express Scripts Holding Co, Omnicom Group Inc ..." and published on September 08, 2017 is yet another important article.

Analysts await Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc (NYSE:HLT) to report earnings on October, 25. Fmr Lc invested in 0.01% or 1.59M shares. It has a 608.21 P/E ratio. Its down 0.04, from 0.89 in 2017Q1. The institutional investor owned 85,878 shares of the company's stock after selling 15,913 shares during the period.



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