Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) shares have a current ABR (average broker recommendation) of 2. This recommendation is offered by Zacks Research. The rating lands on a sliding numerical scale from 1 to 5. A recommendation of 5 would indicate a Strong Sell, and a 1 would signify a Strong Buy. The mean rating may help provide a general sense of analyst sentiment on company shares.
Sell-side analysts taken into consideration by Zacks have also provided price target estimates on shares of Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC). The highest current target is $30. The lowest price target out of the polled analysts is presently $23. The consensus target price is currently noted at $26.214. Analysts may employ various techniques to help predict future stock price levels.
On the earnings front, Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) is expected to post quarterly earnings per share of $0.47. This is the current consensus figure provided by Zacks. Investors and analysts will be looking for the company to next post earnings on or around 2017-10-16. Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC) most recently reported quarterly EPS of $0.46 for the quarter ending 2017-06-30. The gap between the actual and the projected estimate leading up to earnings created a surprise factor of 6.98%.
According to data provided by Zacks Research, Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has a consensus target price of $67 on the stock. Out of the polled analysts providing targets, the high is currently $87, while the low is resting at $52. Analyst price targets may vary depending on the individual method used to calculate the estimate.
Turning to earnings, analysts are expecting Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) to post a current quarter EPS of $1.71. This consensus number is compiled by Zacks Research. For the period ending on 2017-03-31, the company reported EPS for the quarter of $1.33. The resulting surprise factor from the difference between the reported number and the consensus estimate going into earnings was 0.76%. After a company reports earnings, the stock may see increased activity. The next earnings report date is scheduled on or near 2017-07-25.
In terms of analyst ratings, Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has a current ABR of 2.46. This average broker recommendation is given by Zacks using a scale from 1 to 5. According to this scale, a rating of 1 or 2 would indicate a Buy, and a rating of 4 or 5 would signify a Sell recommendation. A 3 would indicate a Hold on the stock.