Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) Stock Price

Media stories about Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Express Scripts Holding earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.39685407968 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) opened at 60.82 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $35.13 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.56 and a beta of 0.90. Express Scripts Holding has a one year low of $57.80 and a one year high of $77.61. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $62.73 and its 200 day moving average is $64.48.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.71 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $25.35 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $25.52 billion. Express Scripts Holding had a net margin of 3.50% and a return on equity of 25.58%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.57 EPS. Analysts forecast that Express Scripts Holding will post $6.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently commented on ESRX shares. ValuEngine lowered shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Mizuho decreased their target price on shares of Express Scripts Holding from $76.00 to $61.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Needham & Company LLC began coverage on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Friday, July 21st. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Cowen and Company restated an “outperform” rating and set a $83.00 target price on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Friday, June 9th. Finally, Evercore ISI decreased their target price on shares of Express Scripts Holding from $68.50 to $59.00 and set an “in-line” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $71.17.

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In other Express Scripts Holding news, VP Phyllis S. Anderson sold 1,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.08, for a total value of $66,088.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 11,108 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $667,368.64. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Insiders own 0.68% of the company’s stock.

Express Scripts Holding 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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