Express Scripts Holding Company Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages (NASDAQ:ESRX)
Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the twenty-seven brokerages that are currently covering the stock, AnalystRatings.NET reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and nineteen have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $75.67.
Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) traded up 0.31% on Wednesday, hitting $74.31. 2,574,433 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 52-week low of $54.57 and a 52-week high of $78.17. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $74.13 and a 200-day moving average of $67.31. The company has a market cap of $57.486 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.00.
Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 20th. The company reported $1.12 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.12. The company had revenue of $25.78 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $25.49 billion. On average, analysts predict that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $4.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
ESRX has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at EVA Dimensions LLC upgraded shares of Express Scripts Holding Company from a “hold” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Separately, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company in a research note on Monday. They now have a $78.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Morgan Stanley reiterated an “overweight” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company in a research note on Monday. They now have a $81.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $76.00.
Express Scripts, Inc is a pharmacy benefit management (NASDAQ:ESRX) 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.
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