Analysts are on the Bearish side about Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) this week.

July 18, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

 Analysts are on the Bearish side about Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) this week.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.57 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.07, from 0.64 in 2016Q3. It dived, as 86 investors sold Express Scripts Holding Company shares while 505 reduced holdings. 74 funds opened positions while 263 raised stakes. 502.37 million shares or 2.68% less from 516.19 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Acadian Asset Limited Liability Com has 1.31M shares for 0.44% of their portfolio. The South Africa-based Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) has invested 0.16% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Northeast Mngmt reported 0.12% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Brookstone Mgmt invested 0.04% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Grassi Inv Mgmt reported 9,000 shares. 35,348 are owned by Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt. Prudential Fincl stated it has 0.3% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Schulhoff & Com owns 4,388 shares for 0.19% of their portfolio. North Star Asset Mgmt invested in 0.49% or 65,163 shares. Norinchukin Bankshares The invested in 37,407 shares. Mogy Joel R Investment Counsel Inc reported 1.58% stake. Everett Harris Ca has 0.01% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Partnervest Advisory Svcs Limited Liability Corp accumulated 0.09% or 2,980 shares. Aspiriant Lc holds 0.1% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) or 15,846 shares. Newman Dignan & Sheerar invested in 0.14% or 3,409 shares.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) Ratings Coverage

Among 17 analysts covering Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX), 7 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Express Scripts has $96 highest and $61 lowest target. $81.38’s average target is 29.75% above currents $62.72 stock price. Express Scripts had 28 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Leerink Swann maintained the shares of ESRX in report on Monday, October 5 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank on Friday, November 4 to “Hold”. Deutsche Bank downgraded Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) on Monday, February 22 to “Sell” rating. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of ESRX in report on Wednesday, July 27 with “Overweight” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, June 7 by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Thursday, June 1 with “Buy”. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of ESRX in report on Thursday, June 8 with “Buy” rating. Morgan Stanley downgraded the shares of ESRX in report on Thursday, January 21 to “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, May 26. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, July 7 with “Buy”. Below is a list of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) latest ratings and price target changes.

07/07/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $67.0000 Maintain
08/06/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy Maintain
01/06/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Buy New Target: $85.0000 Maintain
26/05/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $67.0000 Maintain
15/03/2017 Broker: Wells Fargo Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Underperform Downgrade

The stock increased 0.93% or $0.58 during the last trading session, reaching $62.72. About shares traded. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has declined 16.92% since July 18, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.62% the S&P500.

More notable recent Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Graybar exec joins Express Scripts board” on June 28, 2017, also Fool.com with their article: “Better Buy: CVS Health Corp vs. Express Scripts Holding Company” published on July 05, 2017, Zacks.com published: “Express Scripts Rides High on Increased Generic Utilization” on July 12, 2017. More interesting news about Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) were released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “Peabody exec joins Express Scripts” published on June 21, 2017 as well as Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Express Scripts Elects Kathleen M. Mazzarella to Board of Directors” with publication date: June 27, 2017.

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