Express, Inc. (NYSE:EXPR) reached 7.95% versus a 1-year low price of $8.05. The stock was last seen 4.2% higher, reaching at $8.69 on Apr. 10, 2017. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $8.34 and $8.74. This company shares are 23.48% off its target price of $10.73 and the current market capitalization stands at $685.64M. The recent change has given its price a -13.35% deficit over SMA 50 and -57.23% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed -9.1% declines, -15.71% declines and -33.21% declines for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found EXPR’s volatility during a week at 4.66% and during a month it has been found around 3.84%.

Express, Inc. (EXPR) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $667 million or 90.7% in EXPR stock. Look at its top three institutional owners. Vanguard Group Inc owns $56.75 million in Express, Inc., which represents roughly 8.28% of the company’s market cap and approximately 8.51% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Blackrock Fund Advisors, which owns 6,240,049 shares of the stock are valued at $52.04 million. The third largest holder is Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp, which currently holds $50.88 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 7.42% of its market capitalization.

Express, Inc. 13F Filings

At the end of Dec reporting period, 126 institutional holders increased their position in Express, Inc. (NYSE:EXPR) by some 18,073,837 shares, 91 decreased positions by 16,939,765 and 21 held positions by 45,008,050. That puts total institutional holdings at 80,021,652 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 34 new institutional investments totaling 3,438,023 shares while 28 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 5,376,927 shares.

Express, Inc. (NYSE:EXPR) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. Express, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that EVP – Planning and Allocation Rafferty John J has sold 10,000 shares of Express, Inc. (EXPR) in trading session dated Apr. 13, 2016. These shares are worth $200,000 and were traded at $20 each. The SEC filing shows that Moellering Matthew C performed a sale of 8,000 shares. The EVP & COO disposed these shares by way of transaction on Apr. 11, 2016. The company’s shares were given away at $20.02 per share worth to an income of some $160,160 on account of Moellering Matthew C.

Director, Weiss Michael A, sold 50,000 common shares of Express, Inc. (EXPR) in the open market. In a transaction dated Mar. 22, 2016, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $21.07, raking in a sum of $1,053,500. After this sale, 1,748,110 common shares of EXPR are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $15,191,076.

In the transaction dated Mar. 11, 2016, the great number of shares disposed came courtesy the EVP – Stores; St. Pierre Jeanne L disposed a total of 23,000 shares at an average price of $20.5, amounting to approximately $471,500. The insider now directly owns 229,951 shares worth $1,998,274.

Express, Inc. (EXPR) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on Express, Inc. (NYSE:EXPR), with 2 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 8 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 0 buy, 0 sell and 1 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 2.82 average brokerage recommendation.

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