Express, Inc. (EXPR) Shares Bought by Chartwell Investment Partners LLC

Chartwell Investment Partners LLC boosted its holdings in Express, Inc. (NYSE:EXPR) by 43.4% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 218,000 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 66,000 shares during the quarter. Chartwell Investment Partners LLC owned about 0.28% of Express worth $1,473,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of EXPR. Texas Permanent School Fund increased its holdings in shares of Express by 0.8% during the second quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund now owns 57,245 shares of the company’s stock valued at $386,000 after acquiring an additional 474 shares in the last quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan increased its holdings in shares of Express by 3.5% during the second quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 18,490 shares of the company’s stock valued at $125,000 after acquiring an additional 620 shares in the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio increased its holdings in shares of Express by 21.1% during the first quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 16,017 shares of the company’s stock valued at $146,000 after acquiring an additional 2,795 shares in the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its holdings in shares of Express by 6.3% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 61,848 shares of the company’s stock valued at $418,000 after acquiring an additional 3,663 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Voya Investment Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Express by 15.6% during the second quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 33,207 shares of the company’s stock valued at $224,000 after acquiring an additional 4,480 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 97.86% of the company’s stock.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the company. TheStreet upgraded Express from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a report on Thursday, November 16th. BidaskClub upgraded Express from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Express from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $7.75 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. FBR & Co reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 price target on shares of Express in a report on Friday, September 29th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $7.00 price target on shares of Express in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and eleven have assigned a hold rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $8.20.

Shares of Express, Inc. (NYSE:EXPR) opened at $7.81 on Friday. Express, Inc. has a 1-year low of $5.28 and a 1-year high of $14.02. The stock has a market capitalization of $615.44, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.97 and a beta of 1.33.

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About Express

Express, Inc is a specialty apparel and accessories retailer offering both women’s and men’s merchandise. The Company targets women and men between 20 and 30 years old. It offers an assortment of fashionable apparel and accessories to address fashion needs across multiple aspects of lifestyles, including work, casual, jeanswear and going-out occasions.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Express (NYSE:EXPR)

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