Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) Stake Lowered by WealthTrust Fairport LLC

WealthTrust Fairport LLC lowered its position in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 82.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 11,389 shares of the company’s stock after selling 52,910 shares during the period. WealthTrust Fairport LLC’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding Company were worth $751,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. raised its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company by 53.1% in the first quarter. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. now owns 1,753 shares of the company’s stock worth $116,000 after buying an additional 608 shares during the last quarter. Capital Analysts LLC raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company by 15.2% in the fourth quarter. Capital Analysts LLC now owns 1,777 shares of the company’s stock worth $122,000 after buying an additional 235 shares in the last quarter. Independent Advisor Alliance acquired a new stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company during the fourth quarter worth approximately $124,000. Pinnacle Bank acquired a new stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company during the first quarter worth approximately $143,000. Finally, SRB Corp raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company by 6.4% in the third quarter. SRB Corp now owns 2,038 shares of the company’s stock worth $144,000 after buying an additional 123 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 85.36% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX)

Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) opened at 60.09 on Friday. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 52-week low of $57.80 and a 52-week high of $80.02. The company has a market cap of $35.66 billion, a PE ratio of 10.89 and a beta of 0.92. The company’s 50-day moving average is $62.75 and its 200 day moving average is $68.42.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April 24th. The company reported $1.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.32 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $24.65 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $24.95 billion. Express Scripts Holding Company had a return on equity of 24.99% and a net margin of 2.70%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down .6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.22 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.97 EPS for the current year.

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A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on ESRX shares. Jefferies Group LLC set a $88.00 target price on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, March 18th. Credit Suisse Group AG restated a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 target price on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company in a report on Thursday, February 16th. Vetr upgraded shares of Express Scripts Holding Company from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $79.36 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, February 27th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of Express Scripts Holding Company from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Monday, February 6th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $71.95.

In other news, VP Phyllis S. Anderson sold 1,100 shares of Express Scripts Holding Company stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.08, for a total transaction of $66,088.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 11,108 shares in the company, valued at approximately $667,368.64. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Everett Neville sold 2,352 shares of Express Scripts Holding Company stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.16, for a total value of $165,016.32. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 11,287 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $791,895.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 0.54% of the company’s stock.

Express Scripts Holding Company Company Profile

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. It operates in two segments: PBM and Emerging Markets (EM).

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