Investors sold shares of Express Scripts Holding Co. (NASDAQ:ESRX) on strength during trading hours on Thursday. $18.78 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $97.94 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $79.16 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 $0.38 for the day and closed at $76.17

A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research note on Saturday, June 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, May 5th. Barclays PLC upped their price objective on shares of Express Scripts Holding from $85.00 to $87.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 27th. Mizuho upped their price objective on shares of Express Scripts Holding from $77.00 to $82.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 2nd. Finally, FBR & Co cut their price objective on shares of Express Scripts Holding from $90.00 to $75.00 and set a “mkt perform” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 27th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. Express Scripts Holding currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $81.26.

The stock has a market cap of $48.00 billion and a P/E ratio of 18.82. The company’s 50 day moving average is $76.94 and its 200 day moving average is $72.92.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 25th. The company reported $1.57 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $1.57. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.44 earnings per share. The firm had revenue of $25.20 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $25.42 billion. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down .9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Express Scripts Holding Co. will post $6.38 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds recently modified their holdings of the stock. Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management IL raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 4.6% in the fourth quarter. Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management IL now owns 23,306 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,037,000 after buying an additional 1,025 shares in the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 6.4% in the fourth quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 1,026,443 shares of the company’s stock worth $89,721,000 after buying an additional 61,792 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 2.9% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 344,177 shares of the company’s stock worth $30,086,000 after buying an additional 9,762 shares in the last quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 50.8% in the fourth quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. now owns 265,532 shares of the company’s stock worth $23,210,000 after buying an additional 89,500 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BHF Kleinwort Benson Group S.A. raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 4.0% in the fourth quarter. BHF Kleinwort Benson Group S.A. now owns 32,402 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,832,000 after buying an additional 1,232 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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