Fast Growing Stock in Focus: Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX)

Lloyd Doyle
May 17, 2018

The company reported $1.77 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.76 by $0.01. The opinion signal for the current trading session is 44.74%. About 113,603 shares traded. On Thursday, May 3 the stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) earned "Hold" rating by Leerink Swann. The stock underperformed the S&P 500 by 2.62%.

Hills Bank & Trust Company decreased its stake in General Electric Corp (GE) by 28.23% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.26, for a total value of $368,397.70. Funds hold 479.40 million shares thus 1.52% less from 2017Q3's 486.80 million shares. The company has market cap of $34.27 million. The stock increased 2.38% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $15.06. About 391,754 shares traded. General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has declined 54.35% since May 16, 2017 and is downtrending. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on ESRX shares. On Friday, December 15 the company was maintained by Raymond James.

Focusing in on some further data, we note that the stock has a current weighted alpha of Average. The firm has "Buy" rating by Cantor Fitzgerald given on Wednesday, October 18. On Thursday, December 14 the stock has "Buy" rating by SunTrust. The stock of General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, April 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Friday, November 17 by Bank of America. The firm has "Hold" rating by Deutsche Bank given on Tuesday, August 25. On Tuesday, January 9 the rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with "Buy". $41.17B is the MC of Express Scripts Holding Co. The rating was upgraded by Langenberg on Monday, November 13 to "Buy".

Investors sentiment increased to 0.69 in Q4 2017. It has change of 0.07, from 2017Q3's 0.62. It fall, as 153 investors sold GE shares while 921 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 216 raised stakes. The third largest holder is Blackrock Inc., which now holds $2.57 billion worth of this stock and that ownership represents almost 6.23% of its market capitalization. Jane Street Grp Limited Company holds 0.01% or 46,166 shs. Over the past week, shares are 7.52%. The Pennsylvania-based Cim Investment Mangement Incorporated has invested 0.19% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Smithfield Tru Com stated it has 264,476 shares. Df Dent & holds 0.03% or 15,953 shares. Over the past week, shares are 2.61%. Provise Grp Limited Liability holds 40,461 shares or 0.43% of its portfolio. It also upped Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC) stake by 175,000 shares and now owns 1.09M shares. Sifting through the wealth of information about public companies can be a daunting task. (NYSE:ANTM) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $0.18 earnings per share, down 35.71% or $0.10 from last year's $0.28 per share. (CVE:CBX) to report $0.03 EPS on June, 12.V_CBX's profit would be $274,128 giving it 31.25 P/E if the $0.03 EPS is correct.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has been recommended as a long term growth pick according to Beta Research. More interesting news about Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) was released by: and their article: "Inside Rx Prescription Savings Program Marks First Anniversary By Achieving $100 Million Savings Milestone" with publication date: May 16, 2018. Meiji Yasuda Life Insur Company invested 0.21% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Therefore 72% are positive. Express Scripts had 68 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. In Wednesday, January 31 report RBC Capital Markets upgraded the stock to "Outperform" rating. The firm has "Hold" rating by Leerink Swann given on Thursday, May 3.

At the end of 12/31/2017 reporting period, 436 institutional holders increased their position in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by some 37,512,215 shares, 608 decreased positions by 52,147,544 and 176 held positions by 397,588,591.

A total of 16 analysts rate Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) as follows: 5 "Buy", 9 "Hold" and 2 "Sell". Seaward Mgmt Partnership invested 0.04% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Mizuho has "Buy" rating and $93 target. On Thursday, March 8 the rating was downgraded by Maxim Group to "Hold".

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