Investors sold shares of Express Scripts Holding Co. (NASDAQ:ESRX) on strength during trading on Friday. $31.31 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $47.71 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $16.40 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Express Scripts Holding had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Express Scripts Holding traded up $1.37 for the day and closed at $77.92

A number of research analysts recently commented on ESRX shares. Credit Suisse Group AG started coverage on Express Scripts Holding in a research note on Tuesday, March 15th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $83.00 price target for the company. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and issued a $73.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research note on Tuesday, March 15th. Cowen and Company raised Express Scripts Holding from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their price target for the company from $76.00 to $80.00 in a research note on Monday, April 4th. Evercore ISI dropped their price target on Express Scripts Holding from $74.00 to $70.00 in a research note on Monday, March 21st. Finally, Bank of America Corp. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $82.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research note on Tuesday, June 7th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Express Scripts Holding presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $82.05.

The stock has a market cap of $49.29 billion and a P/E ratio of 20.51. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $75.36 and a 200 day moving average price of $73.63.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April 25th. The company reported $1.22 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $1.22. The firm had revenue of $24.80 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $25.20 billion. Express Scripts Holding’s revenue for the quarter was down .4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.10 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that Express Scripts Holding Co. will post $6.35 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, VP Everett Neville sold 800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.11, for a total transaction of $59,288.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 13,835 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,025,311.85. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Mahon Thomas P. Mac sold 5,482 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, April 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $73.93, for a total value of $405,284.26. Following the transaction, the director now owns 55,689 shares in the company, valued at $4,117,087.77. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other large investors have modified their holdings of the company. Twin Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. Twin Capital Management Inc. now owns 26,210 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,291,000 after buying an additional 170 shares in the last quarter. McKinley Carter Wealth Services Inc. raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.7% in the fourth quarter. McKinley Carter Wealth Services Inc. now owns 27,613 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,414,000 after buying an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Wesbanco Bank Inc. raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.5% in the fourth quarter. Wesbanco Bank Inc. now owns 44,602 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,899,000 after buying an additional 210 shares in the last quarter. Northern Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 2.0% in the fourth quarter. Northern Capital Management LLC now owns 11,680 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,021,000 after buying an additional 230 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Columbia Asset Management raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. Columbia Asset Management now owns 14,664 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,282,000 after buying an additional 233 shares in the last quarter.

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. It operates in two segments: PBM and Emerging Markets (EM).

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