Traders sold shares of Express Scripts Holding Co. (NASDAQ:ESRX) on strength during trading on Friday. $70.84 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $89.78 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $18.94 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Express Scripts Holding had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Express Scripts Holding traded up $0.57 for the day and closed at $72.31

ESRX has been the topic of several recent research reports. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a report on Monday, July 4th. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Monday, June 27th. Citigroup Inc. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Tuesday, May 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised Express Scripts Holding from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $81.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Thursday, May 5th. Finally, Morgan Stanley reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Monday, June 6th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. Express Scripts Holding presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $81.26.

The company has a market capitalization of $45.57 billion and a PE ratio of 17.87. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $76.98 and a 200 day moving average price of $73.35.

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

A number of large investors have bought and sold shares of ESRX. Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new stake in Express Scripts Holding during the fourth quarter valued at about $1,941,000. Matarin Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in Express Scripts Holding during the fourth quarter valued at about $3,279,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 95.7% in the fourth quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 139,807 shares of the company’s stock valued at $12,221,000 after buying an additional 68,376 shares during the period. Stack Financial Management Inc boosted its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. Stack Financial Management Inc now owns 324,511 shares of the company’s stock valued at $28,366,000 after buying an additional 1,929 shares during the period. Finally, Argent Trust Co boosted its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 7.2% in the third quarter. Argent Trust Co now owns 16,596 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,344,000 after buying an additional 1,110 shares during the period.

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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