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Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the twenty-four analysts that are presently covering the stock, Stock Ratings News reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $79.94.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) traded up 1.05% on Tuesday, hitting $73.0005. The stock had a trading volume of 242,856 shares. Express Scripts Holding Company has a one year low of $54.57 and a one year high of $79.37. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $75.60 and a 200-day moving average of $70.12. The company has a market cap of $56.651 billion and a P/E ratio of 32.18.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) last announced its earnings results 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. Analysts expect that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $4.94 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have recently commented on ESRX. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company in a research note on Friday. They now have a $76.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at ISI Group cut their price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company from $77.50 to $75.00 in a research note on Thursday, April 10th. Finally, analysts at Jefferies Group raised their price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company from $84.00 to $86.00 in a research note on Monday, March 31st.

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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