Most Active Volume Stock: Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)

Most Active Volume Stock: Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 10th. First Eagle Investment Management LLC now owns 15,831,610 shares of the payment services company's stock worth $1,013,856,000 after buying an additional 97,706 shares during the period.

However, AmEx is curbing costs in other areas to bolster margins and said it was on track to remove $1 billion from its expenses this year and was "very confident" of meeting its full-year profit forecast of $5.60-$5.80 per share.

Analysts' mean recommendation for Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) stands at 2.70.

Among 16 analysts covering Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX), 6 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Asset Planning Services Ltd.'s holdings in Express Scripts Holding Company were worth $568,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Oakworth Capital Inc. now owns 1,802 shares of the company's stock worth $127,000 after buying an additional 10 shares during the last quarter.

While taking an overview of recommendation trends, the stock now has an average brokerage recommendation of 2.78.

They expect $1.28 EPS, down 13.28% or $0.17 from last year's $1.45 per share. The stock appeared -11.16% below its 52-week highs and is up 0.56% for the last five trades. Boys Arnold And Inc invested 0.6% of its portfolio in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP).

Currently, the market capitalization of American Express Company (AXP) is 69 Billion. American Express Company has a 12-month low of $57.15 and a 12-month high of $82.00.

American Express Company has a 50 day moving average of 78.79 and a 200 day moving average of 73.56.

During last 5 trades the stock sticks nearly 1.03%. Earnings have been falling, but that was expected, but before missing its earnings estimate last quarter, American Express had posted four straight earnings beats that helped keep enthusiasm in the stock. Morgan Stanley Downgrades Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) to Underweight with a price target of $70.

If you look at the company's income statement over the past years, you will see that the company is constantly posting gross profit: In 2014, AXP earned gross profit of 26.54 Billion, in 2015 24.81 Billion gross profit, while in 2016 American Express Company (AXP) produced 24.2 Billion profit. The stock's average target of $10.50 is 218.18% above today's ($3.3) share price. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Leerink Swann given on Monday, October 5.

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Several research analysts have recently commented on the company. Acadian Asset Mngmt Limited Com reported 0.44% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX).

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX), after opening at $66.76, closed at $66.67 by scoring 0.30%. Leerink Swann upgraded Express Scripts Holding Company to a "positive" rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 7th. The stock receives S&P Capital IQ's 3 STARS "Hold" ranking. SRB Corp raised its position in Express Scripts Holding Company by 6.4% in the third quarter. Rating Scale: 1.0 represent "Strong Buy" and 2.0 signify "Buy" 3.0 while shows "Hold".

In other American Express Company news, insider L Kevin Cox sold 32,726 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 6th. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 4,000 shares in the company, valued at $318,960. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. American Express Company's dividend payout ratio is 22.74%. It operates in two segments: PBM and Emerging Markets (EM).

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