Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has been given a $67.00 target price by Mizuho in a report issued on Tuesday. The brokerage currently has a “hold” rating on the stock. Mizuho’s target price suggests a potential upside of 13.85% from the stock’s current price.

Other research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 price objective on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a report on Friday, September 1st. Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on Express Scripts Holding from $52.00 to $57.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. BidaskClub downgraded Express Scripts Holding from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada began coverage on Express Scripts Holding in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. They set a “sector perform” rating and a $68.00 price objective for the company. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $69.49.

Shares of Express Scripts Holding (ESRX) opened at 58.85 on Tuesday. Express Scripts Holding has a one year low of $55.80 and a one year high of $77.50. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $61.20 and its 200 day moving average price is $62.01. The firm has a market capitalization of $33.99 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.21 and a beta of 0.88.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The company reported $1.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $1.90. The company had revenue of $24.68 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $25.68 billion. Express Scripts Holding had a return on equity of 25.58% and a net margin of 3.50%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.74 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Express Scripts Holding will post $6.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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In other news, Director Woodrow A. Myers, Jr. sold 3,900 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.93, for a total value of $249,327.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 11,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $735,195. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, VP Phyllis S. Anderson sold 578 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.13, for a total value of $36,489.14. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 10,530 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $664,758.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 5,641 shares of company stock valued at $357,317. Insiders own 0.68% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Park National Corp OH lifted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.3% in the second quarter. Park National Corp OH now owns 3,575 shares of the company’s stock valued at $228,000 after buying an additional 11 shares during the last quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust lifted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.3% in the second quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 8,634 shares of the company’s stock valued at $551,000 after buying an additional 23 shares during the last quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. lifted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 1.0% in the second quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 3,186 shares of the company’s stock valued at $203,000 after buying an additional 30 shares during the last quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.9% in the second quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc. now owns 3,675 shares of the company’s stock valued at $235,000 after buying an additional 33 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Sandy Spring Bank lifted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.6% in the second quarter. Sandy Spring Bank now owns 6,464 shares of the company’s stock valued at $413,000 after buying an additional 37 shares during the last quarter. 88.67% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Express Scripts Holding

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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