Investors sold shares of Express Scripts Holding Co. (NASDAQ:ESRX) on strength during trading hours on Wednesday. $22.33 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $60.27 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $37.94 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 $0.55 for the day and closed at $75.98

ESRX has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of Express Scripts Holding from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $67.00 to $70.00 in a research report on Monday, June 20th. Cowen and Company reiterated a “positive” rating and issued a $83.00 price objective on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Wednesday, June 15th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 19th. Bank of America Corp. reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $82.00 price objective on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Tuesday, June 7th. Finally, Jefferies Group reduced their price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding from $98.00 to $88.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, July 26th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $81.26.

The firm has a market cap of $47.88 billion and a P/E ratio of 18.77. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $76.71 and a 200-day moving average price of $72.75.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last announced its earnings results on Monday, July 25th. The company reported $1.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.57. The business had revenue of $25.20 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $25.42 billion. The business’s revenue was down .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.44 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that Express Scripts Holding Co. will post $6.38 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Express Scripts Holding news, VP Everett Neville sold 800 shares of Express Scripts Holding stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.11, for a total transaction of $59,288.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 13,835 shares in the company, valued at $1,025,311.85. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

A number of institutional investors have made changes to their positions in ESRX. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group LLC boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 4.2% in the fourth quarter. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Group LLC now owns 12,280 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,073,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. Schnieders Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 3.8% in the fourth quarter. Schnieders Capital Management LLC now owns 12,583 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,100,000 after buying an additional 464 shares during the last quarter. Columbia Asset Management boosted its position 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 during the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. acquired a new position in shares of Express Scripts Holding during the fourth quarter worth about $1,316,000. Finally, Argent Trust Co boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 7.2% in the third quarter. Argent Trust Co now owns 16,596 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,344,000 after buying an additional 1,110 shares during 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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