Capstone Investment Advisors Netherlands B.V. Has $179,000 Stake in Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)

Capstone Investment Advisors Netherlands B.V. lifted its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 49.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 2,797 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 924 shares during the quarter. Capstone Investment Advisors Netherlands B.V.’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding were worth $179,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in ESRX. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. lifted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 50,711 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,250,000 after buying an additional 733 shares during the last quarter. Balyasny Asset Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 107.0% during the 2nd quarter. Balyasny Asset Management LLC now owns 278,084 shares of the company’s stock worth $17,753,000 after buying an additional 143,746 shares during the last quarter. Tekla Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding during the 2nd quarter worth $5,394,000. Voya Investment Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 6.3% during the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 511,795 shares of the company’s stock worth $32,674,000 after buying an additional 30,432 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Ironwood Investment Counsel LLC lifted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 2.7% during the 2nd quarter. Ironwood Investment Counsel LLC now owns 5,327 shares of the company’s stock worth $340,000 after buying an additional 140 shares during the last quarter. 88.69% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Several analysts recently weighed in on ESRX shares. ValuEngine downgraded Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 price objective on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Jefferies Group LLC set a $72.00 price objective on Express Scripts Holding and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. BidaskClub upgraded Express Scripts Holding from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 17th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC started coverage on Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Friday, July 21st. They set a “hold” rating for the company. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $69.45.

In other news, VP Phyllis S. Anderson sold 578 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.13, for a total value of $36,489.14. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 10,530 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $664,758.90. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Woodrow A. Myers, Jr. sold 3,900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.93, for a total value of $249,327.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 11,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $735,195. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 5,641 shares of company stock valued at $357,317. 0.68% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.73 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.71 by $0.02. Express Scripts Holding had a return on equity of 25.58% and a net margin of 3.50%. The company had revenue of $25.35 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $25.52 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.57 EPS. Express Scripts Holding’s revenue for the quarter was up .5% on a year-over-year basis.

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Express Scripts Holding 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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