Trader’s Watch List: Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX), Box Inc (NYSE:BOX), Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM)

On Monday, Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX), subtract -0.81% and closed at $69.96 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $69.30 and $70.53. Express Scripts Holding Company operates as a pharmacy benefit administration (PBM) company in the United States, Canada, and Europe. The company operates through two segments, PBM and Other Business Operations. The company’s PBM segment’s products and services include clinical solutions to enhance health outcomes; specialized pharmacy care; home delivery pharmacy; specialty pharmacy, counting the distribution of fertility pharmaceuticals that require special handling or packaging; and retail network pharmacy administration. It also provides benefit design consultation; drug utilization review; drug formulary administration; an array of Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance marketplace; administration of a group purchasing organization; and consumer health and drug information services. In addition, the company distributes specialty pharmaceuticals and medical supplies to providers, clinics, and hospitals; and offers consulting services, counting design, implementation, and project administration for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and device manufacturers to collect scientific evidence to guide the use of medicines. It serves managed care organizations, health insurers, third-party administrators, employers, union-sponsored benefit plans, workers’ compensation plans, government health programs, providers, clinics, hospitals, and others. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated four automated dispensing home delivery pharmacies; one non-automated dispensing home delivery pharmacy; and one non-dispensing home delivery pharmacy maintained for business continuity purpose, in addition to several non-dispensing order processing centers, patient contact centers, specialty drug pharmacies, and fertility pharmacies.

Box Inc (NYSE:BOX), jumped 2.70% and closed at $16.18 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $15.60 and $16.25. The company’s Market capitalization is $2.14 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 127.77 million. Box, Inc. provides cloud-based mobile optimized enterprise content partnershipplatform that facilitates organizations of various sizes to manage their enterprise content from anywhere. The company’s platform facilitates users to collaborate on content internally and with external parties, automate content-driven business processes, develop custom applications, and implement data protection, security, and compliance features. Box, Inc. offers its solution in 22 languages. It serves healthcare and life sciences, financial services, legal services, media and entertainment, retail, education, energy, and government industries.

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM), gained 1.36% and closed at $53.71 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $52.63 and $53.74. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $39.43 and reached to max level of $76.39. Akamai Technologies, Inc. (AKAM) recently declared that, in an all cash transaction, it has attained Soha Systems, an innovator in enterprise secure access delivered as a service. The acquisition is intended to complement Akamai’s strategy of securing, protecting and accelerating enterprise applications and services in the cloud.

Providing employees with secure access to enterprise applications deployed behind the firewall is a core requirement for all businesses. Increasingly, businesses must also deal with delivering third-party access to critical applications whether hosted in a public cloud or a private data center. Enabling secure access to enterprise applications can be a complex and cumbersome task requiring on premise hardware and systems, such as Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs), Virtual Private Network (VPN) appliances, identity administration systems and application monitoring solutions. Yet, with all of these technologies in use, enterprises can still be exposed to various security risks, such as lateral movement across the enterprise network. Access to enterprise applications via the Internet on employee and third-party devices that are not entirely controlled by the enterprise further increases risk and operational complexity.

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