Jefferies Group LLC set a $88.00 price target on Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) in a research note published on Thursday. The brokerage currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Other research analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. Cowen and Company reiterated an outperform rating and issued a $90.00 target price on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company in a report on Tuesday, April 4th. Argus reiterated a hold rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company in a report on Wednesday, March 29th. Leerink Swann upgraded Express Scripts Holding Company to a positive rating in a report on Tuesday, March 7th. Zacks Investment Research cut Express Scripts Holding Company from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday, February 16th. Finally, Vetr upgraded Express Scripts Holding Company from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $79.36 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, March 6th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $78.10.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) traded down 1.06% during trading on Thursday, reaching $66.34. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 733,437 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $40.18 billion, a PE ratio of 12.31 and a beta of 0.92. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $66.39 and a 200-day moving average price of $69.88. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 52 week low of $63.22 and a 52 week high of $80.02.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, February 14th. The company reported $1.88 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.87 by $0.01. Express Scripts Holding Company had a return on equity of 24.99% and a net margin of 2.70%. The firm had revenue of $24.90 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $26.31 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.56 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.93 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other news, SVP Everett Neville sold 2,352 shares of Express Scripts Holding Company stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.16, for a total transaction of $165,016.32. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 11,287 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $791,895.92. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 0.54% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Retirement Systems of Alabama raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company by 26.9% in the first quarter. Retirement Systems of Alabama now owns 692,929 shares of the company’s stock worth $45,671,000 after buying an additional 146,684 shares during the last quarter. Hexavest Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company during the first quarter worth about $33,065,000. State of Alaska Department of Revenue raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company by 54.8% in the first quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 22,972 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,514,000 after buying an additional 8,128 shares during the last quarter. Sky Investment Group LLC raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company by 3.0% in the first quarter. Sky Investment Group LLC now owns 27,774 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,831,000 after buying an additional 820 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Boys Arnold & Co. Inc. raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company by 4.0% in the first quarter. Boys Arnold & Co. Inc. now owns 32,164 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,120,000 after buying an additional 1,223 shares during the last quarter. 85.36% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Express Scripts Holding Company Company Profile

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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