South Dakota Investment Council held its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 30,100 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. South Dakota Investment Council’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding were worth $1,984,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Hayek Kallen Investment Management raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.5% in the first quarter. Hayek Kallen Investment Management now owns 7,778 shares of the company’s stock worth $513,000 after buying an additional 40 shares during the last quarter. Barry Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.6% in the first quarter. Barry Investment Advisors LLC now owns 7,986 shares of the company’s stock worth $526,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the last quarter. Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.3% in the first quarter. Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 30,032 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,980,000 after buying an additional 77 shares during the last quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.5% in the first quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 16,445 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,013,000 after buying an additional 81 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 1.0% in the first quarter. Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC now owns 9,766 shares of the company’s stock worth $644,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 90.24% of the company’s stock.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) traded down 0.79% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $60.56. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,382,740 shares. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 52-week low of $57.80 and a 52-week high of $77.61. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $62.23 and a 200 day moving average of $64.20. The firm has a market cap of $34.98 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.51 and a beta of 0.90.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.73 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.71 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $25.35 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $25.52 billion. Express Scripts Holding had a return on equity of 25.58% and a net margin of 3.50%. Express Scripts Holding’s quarterly revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.57 earnings per share. Analysts anticipate that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.99 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of equities analysts have issued reports on ESRX shares. SunTrust Banks, Inc. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. UBS AG set a $71.00 target price on Express Scripts Holding and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. BidaskClub upgraded Express Scripts Holding from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, June 17th. Edward Jones cut Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $71.17.

About Express Scripts Holding

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).

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

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