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American Express profit falls 13 percent, but tops forecasts

American Express profit falls 13 percent, but tops forecasts”

Capital Analysts LLC now owns 1,777 shares of the company's stock valued at $122,000 after buying an additional 235 shares in the last quarter.

Shelter Mutual Insurance Co held its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports.

Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) is now showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 6.7%.

During last 5 trades the stock sticks nearly 1.03%. Bank of Montreal Can's holdings in Express Scripts Holding Company were worth $42,136,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Moreover the Company's Year To Date performance was 3.18%.

Beat revenue estimates. The company saw revenue figures of $7.9 billion, just topping our consensus estimate of $7.7 billion. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 54,954 shares in the company, valued at $4,286,961.54. Dowling & Yahnke LLC increased its stake in American Express Company by 0.7% in the third quarter. Finally, Archford Capital Strategies LLC raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company by 129.2% in the fourth quarter.

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding ESRX? Edgemoor Advsrs Incorporated accumulated 201,894 shares or 2.11% of the stock. The company has market cap of $68.20 billion. The stock was trading on below-average volume.

Shares of American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) traded down 1.15% on Friday, hitting $75.80. The consensus calls for earnings of $1.28 for the quarter, down from $1.45 during the same period previous year. The business earned $7.89 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $7.76 billion.

Now the P/E of American Express Company stands at 13.61. During the same period a year ago, the company earned $1.45 EPS. Analysts expect that American Express Company will post $5.63 earnings per share for the current year.

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The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 10th. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.69%.

01/30/2017 - American Express Company was upgraded to " by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods.

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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.

The bad news is analysts don't believe there's a room for the share price to move in the upward direction. Morgan Stanley Downgrades Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) to Underweight with a price target of $70. Vetr cut American Express Company from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $89.72 price objective on the stock.in a research note on Monday, February 27th. Profund Limited Company reported 0.1% in American Express Company (NYSE:AXP). S&P Research downgraded American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) on Thursday, July 23 to "Hold" rating. Rating Scale; where 1.0 rating means Strong Buy, 2.0 rating signify Buy, 3.0 recommendation reveals Hold, 4.0 rating score shows Sell and 5.0 displays Strong Sell signal. Current price level places the company's stock about -2.29% from the 52-week high and 90.56% away from the 52-week low. Following the purchase, the director now owns 4,000 shares of the company's stock, valued at $318,960. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

In other news, SVP Everett Neville sold 2,352 shares of Express Scripts Holding Company stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $78.01, for a total value of $6,007,238.06.

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company's stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms.



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