Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages

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It is down 16.92% since October 11, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.22% the S&P500.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has received an average recommendation of "Hold" from the twenty-five brokerages that are now covering the firm, Marketbeat reports. Trust Department Mb Finance National Bank & Trust N A holds 0.02% or 2,464 shares in its portfolio. Godshalk Welsh Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Express Scripts Holding Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $33.31B market cap company.

Looking into last 5 trades, the stock observed a return of nearly -9.90%. About shares traded. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has declined 16.92% since October 12, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.62% the S&P500.

Since May 19, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $431,590 activity. It also upped Huntington Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:HBAN) stake by 286,600 shares and now owns 1.55M shares. Therefore 31% are positive. CSX Corporation had 78 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy" on Friday, May 26. JMP Securities initiated American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE:AMH) on Tuesday, October 11 with "Mkt Outperform" rating. As per Monday, June 19, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Royal Natl Bank Of Canada, Ontario - Canada-based fund reported 520,480 shares. On Tuesday, July 18 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with "Buy". As per Monday, August 28, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was downgraded by Vetr to "Buy" on Saturday, August 29. Robert W. Baird initiated the shares of MPW in report on Friday, March 10 with "Outperform" rating. The stock has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, July 20.

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.59 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.93, from 1.25 in 2017Q1. 57 funds opened positions while 139 raised stakes. 112.15 million shares or 5.96% less from 119.26 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. The firm owned 815,374 shares of the company's stock after selling 4,506,190 shares during the period. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 685,491 shares of the company's stock worth $45,181,000 after acquiring an additional 23,919 shares during the last quarter. Callahan Limited Liability holds 0.34% or 24,457 shares. Pathstone Family Office Limited Liability reported 65 shares. Strategic Wealth Advisors Group Incorporated Ltd Com invested in 0.13% or 13,794 shares. Contrarius Investment Management Ltd, a Jersey-based fund reported 996,952 shares. Becker Capital Management Inc sold 70,956 shares as At&T Inc (T)'s stock declined 7.81%. Aperio Group Limited Liability Co holds 139,344 shares. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.08, for a total value of $66,088.00. Clark Estates accumulated 49,000 shares. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 11,287 shares of the company's stock, valued at $791,895.92. Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.56 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.20, from 1.39 in 2017Q1.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of ESRX. The company reported $1.73 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.71 by $0.02. Monetary Mngmt Grp holds 0.14% or 5,310 shares. Essex Service invested in 0.06% or 4,586 shares. Endurant Cap Limited Partnership has invested 2.34% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Guardian Commerce has 9,400 shares. Lowe Brockenbrough & stated it has 8,968 shares. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: "Is Express Scripts Holding (ESRX) a Great Stock for Value Investors?" on September 26, 2017. Chieftain Capital Mngmt Incorporated owns 4.90 million shares or 21.95% of their United States portfolio. Rafferty Asset Ltd accumulated 21,898 shares. The Rhode Island-based Blue Financial has invested 0.22% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Voya Invest Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 41,351 shares. Boston Partners' holdings in Express Scripts Holding Company were worth $53,741,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 10,530 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $664,758.90.

Analysts await Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) to report earnings on October, 24 after the close. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,308,239 shares of the company's stock valued at $86,226,000 after purchasing an additional 1,294,400 shares in the last quarter. ESRX's profit will be $1.11B for 7.59 P/E if the $1.90 EPS becomes a reality. Equities analysts predict that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.99 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Zeke Capital Lc reported 6,659 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Therefore 33% are positive. Raymond James Financial, Inc. restated an "underperform" rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research note on Monday. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) earned "Sell" rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, February 22. Oak Associates Ltd. OH now owns 141,298 shares of the company's stock worth $9,523,000 after buying an additional 4,705 shares during the last quarter. The firm has "Underperform" rating given on Wednesday, March 15 by Wells Fargo. Reilly Advsr Llc has invested 0% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Dodge & Cox grew its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 25.7% during the second quarter. The rating was maintained by Bank of America with "Neutral" on Tuesday, June 7. The stock of CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX) earned "Market Perform" rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, June 16. As per Tuesday, January 19, the company rating was downgraded by Leerink Swann.

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