Boston Partners Decreases Stake in Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)

Cornelia Mascio
Ottobre 13, 2017

The stock has a market cap of $35.47 billion, a PE ratio of 10.83 and a beta of 0.92. The stock decreased 1.78% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $19.3.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) operates in the Health Care Plans segment of the Healthcare sector. It has underperformed by 33.62% the S&P500. Klingenstein Fields And Ltd Liability Corporation, New York-based fund reported 30,342 shares. Revenue during the quarter was $25.35 billion, representing 0% growth from $25.22 billion in year-ago quarter. It closed at $57.71 lastly. (NASDAQ:ECHO) has declined 17.14% since October 12, 2016 and is downtrending. It has outperformed by 50.67% the S&P500. The Aew Capital Management LP holds 3.88 million shares with $91.27 million value, up from 3.29M last quarter. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Therefore 33% are positive. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Monday, October 31 by Barrington Research. Sandy Spring Bank now owns 6,464 shares of the company's stock worth $413,000 after buying an additional 37 shares during the period. As per Tuesday, October 10, the company rating was initiated by BTIG Research. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, February 9 by Mizuho. As per Monday, August 28, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets downgraded Viacom, Inc.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.39 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.07, from 0.63 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 82 investors sold T shares while 619 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 48 raised stakes. St Johns Invest Mngmt Limited Liability Com reported 0% stake. Rhumbline Advisers holds 0% or 54,120 shares in its portfolio. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) invested 0% in Spectranetics Corp (NASDAQ:SPNC). Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky has 0% invested in Echo Global Logistics, Inc. Moreover, Gyroscope Cap Mgmt Grp Inc Lc has 0.22% invested in AT&T Inc. About 231,867 shares traded. Legg Mason Asset Management (Japan) Ltd, Japan-based fund reported 30,800 shares. Timessquare Mgmt Ltd Company holds 360,140 shares. State Street Corporation owns 26.47M shares. Kansas-based Creative Planning has invested 0.03% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX).

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. In the latest earnings report the EPS was $5.76 and is expected to be $6.99 for the current year with 577,549,000 shares now outstanding. ESRX's profit will be $1.11B for 7.59 P/E if the $1.90 EPS becomes a reality. The firm has "Underperform" rating by Raymond James given on Monday, October 9. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 18,232 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,120,903.36. It also increased its holding in Exxon Mobil Corp (NYSE:XOM) by 4,716 shares in the quarter, for a total of 23,344 shares, and has risen its stake in Enterprise Prods Partners L (NYSE:EPD). The other 11, though not evenly; between analysts who think you should buy Express Scripts Holding Company versus those who think you should sell it. Comerica Bancorporation owns 0.08% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 165,163 shares. Stifel Nicolaus has "Buy" rating and $21.0 target. Guardian has invested 0.01% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with "Buy" on Friday, March 24. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Thursday, February 18 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned "In-Line" rating on Monday, June 5 by Evercore.

ESRX has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Morgan Stanley downgraded it to "Equal-Weight" rating and $74 target in Thursday, January 21 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.56 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.20, from 1.39 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 113 investors sold ESRX shares while 436 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 234 raised stakes. 499.72 million shares or 1.80% less from 508.89 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.

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. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 40,251,311 shares of the company's stock valued at $2,652,964,000 after purchasing an additional 649,400 shares during the period. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank on Friday, November 4 to "Hold". Wilkins Inv Counsel invested in 119,166 shares. First Tru Advsr Limited Partnership has 0.12% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 708,955 shares. Estabrook Mgmt has 0% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 2,261 shares. The company's revenue was down.6% compared to the same quarter a year ago. First Quadrant Lp Ca owns 179,044 shares for 0.23% of their portfolio. Moreover, Quantitative Systematic Strategies Limited Co has 0.4% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 24,925 shares. ESRX's asset turnover ratio is 1.96 and the company has financial leverage of 1.41. Shelter Mutual Insurance has 90,662 shares for 1.78% of their portfolio.

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