Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX): Are Traders Shorting This Stock?

Analysts await Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) to report earnings on October, 24 after the close. It worsened, as 113 investors sold ESRX shares while 436 reduced holdings.

Wall Street analysts, on average, are forecasting the company's EPS to be 1.90, compared to 1.74 reported in the same quarter previous year. At the moment, the average analyst rating for ESRX is Hold. The Edgemoor Investment Advisors Inc holds 186,578 shares with $11.92 million value, down from 194,172 last quarter.

04/25/2017 - Express Scripts Holding Company had its "in line" rating reiterated by analysts at Evercore ISI.

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 3.79 million shares versus an average volume of 3.37 million shares during last trading session. The Kenmare Capital Partners Llc holds 15,000 shares with $958,000 value, down from 68,000 last quarter. About 3.01 million shares traded. Finally, Sandy Spring Bank lifted its holdings in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Sandy Spring Bank now owns 6,464 shares of the company's stock valued at $413,000 after buying an additional 37 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.69% of the company's stock.

COPYRIGHT VIOLATION WARNING: This news story was first published by Week Herald and is the property of of Week Herald. If you are reading this article on another publication, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of U.S. & global trademark & copyright legislation. Dillon And holds 0.13% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) or 5,035 shares. The trading saw a strength at $77.5, the 52-week high. Current price places the company's stock 2.07% away from its 200-day simple moving average, 8.86%, away from the 50-day average and also 4.58% away from 20-day average. Also, Director Woodrow A. Myers, Jr. sold 3,900 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.93, for a total transaction of $249,327.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 11,500 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $735,195. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 5,641 shares of company stock worth $357,317. The stock rose 0.36% or $0.62 reaching $175.18. Acr Alpine Capital Rech Ltd holds 9% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 1.64 million shares. Another trade for 122,521 shares valued at $18.75 million was made by Zuckerberg Mark on Friday, June 9. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has declined 16.92% since October 20, 2016 and is downtrending. The stock's market capitalization is 33.88B. Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) has an operating margin of 5.30%. ESRX's profit will be $1.08 billion for 7.86 P/E if the $1.90 EPS becomes a reality. The firm had revenue of $25.35 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $25.52 billion. They expect this year's earnings to fall -6.25% year-over-year to $2.1, followed by 7.14% growth in the next year to $2.25. This movement could be bad/good signal for few investors as firm is showing performance for the quarter as 5.03%.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company was maintained on Monday, October 2 by Needham. Robert W. Baird downgraded it to "Neutral" rating and $17 target in Monday, January 9 report. Express Scripts Holding Co now has $33.93 billion valuation. The stock ended last trade at $58.75 a share and the price is up more than -14.60% so far this year. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained it with "Hold" rating and $1800 target in Wednesday, May 31 report.

Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) shares ended at $58.75 with 3.79 mln shares exchanging hands.

In the most updated research from a number of analysts on Wall Street, the company gets 8 Buys and 2 Sell among 14 analysts. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $69.09.

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. The Firm operates through two divisions: US and worldwide.

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