Northern Trust Corp increased its position in shares of Express, Inc. (NYSE:EXPR) by 2.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 967,894 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 22,781 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp owned about 1.23% of Express worth $6,533,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. increased its position in shares of Express by 1.0% during the second quarter. Penn Capital Management Co. Inc. now owns 526,744 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,556,000 after purchasing an additional 5,348 shares during the period. Pinebridge Investments L.P. increased its position in shares of Express by 32.5% during the second quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. now owns 133,833 shares of the company’s stock valued at $903,000 after purchasing an additional 32,806 shares during the period. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its position in shares of Express by 9.6% during the second quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 53,339 shares of the company’s stock valued at $360,000 after purchasing an additional 4,669 shares during the period. Laurion Capital Management LP increased its position in shares of Express by 23.8% during the second quarter. Laurion Capital Management LP now owns 48,857 shares of the company’s stock valued at $330,000 after purchasing an additional 9,397 shares during the period. Finally, Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its position in shares of Express by 48.0% during the second quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 77,693 shares of the company’s stock valued at $524,000 after purchasing an additional 25,200 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 99.14% of the company’s stock.

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Express, Inc. (NYSE EXPR) opened at $6.87 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $557.92, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.82 and a beta of 1.33. Express, Inc. has a one year low of $5.28 and a one year high of $14.39.

Express (NYSE:EXPR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 23rd. The company reported $0.01 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.01) by $0.02. The company had revenue of $478.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $474.11 million. Express had a return on equity of 4.25% and a net margin of 0.85%. The business’s revenue was down 5.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.13 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Express, Inc. will post 0.45 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on EXPR. BidaskClub upgraded Express from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Express from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $7.75 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $7.00 price target on shares of Express in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. FBR & Co reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $7.00 price target on shares of Express in a research report on Friday, September 29th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $6.00 price target on shares of Express in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and eleven have given a hold rating to the stock. Express presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $8.20.

Express Company Profile

Express, Inc is a specialty apparel and accessories retailer offering both women’s and men’s merchandise. The Company targets women and men between 20 and 30 years old. It offers an assortment of fashionable apparel and accessories to address fashion needs across multiple aspects of lifestyles, including work, casual, jeanswear and going-out occasions.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Express (NYSE:EXPR)

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