Rhumbline Advisers raised its holdings in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 1.7% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,095,509 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 18,549 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned approximately 0.19% of Express Scripts Holding worth $69,937,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Hancock Holding Co. raised its holdings in Express Scripts Holding by 9.9% in the 1st quarter. Hancock Holding Co. now owns 183,489 shares of the company’s stock valued at $12,094,000 after acquiring an additional 16,536 shares during the last quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp increased its holdings in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 28.8% during the 1st quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 373,636 shares of the company’s stock worth $24,626,000 after buying an additional 83,568 shares during the last quarter. Twin Capital Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.8% during the 1st quarter. Twin Capital Management Inc. now owns 46,560 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,069,000 after buying an additional 360 shares during the last quarter. Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 6.9% during the 1st quarter. Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 118,336 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,800,000 after buying an additional 7,630 shares during the last quarter. Finally, ACR Alpine Capital Research LLC increased its holdings in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 6.3% during the 1st quarter. ACR Alpine Capital Research LLC now owns 1,463,799 shares of the company’s stock worth $96,479,000 after buying an additional 87,292 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 88.71% of the company’s stock.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ ESRX) opened at 62.16 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $35.90 billion, a PE ratio of 10.79 and a beta of 0.88. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $61.87 and a 200 day moving average of $63.73. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 12 month low of $57.80 and a 12 month high of $77.50.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last posted its quarterly earnings data 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 company 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%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.57 earnings per share. Analysts anticipate that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.99 EPS for the current year.

In related news, VP Everett Neville sold 1,163 shares of Express Scripts Holding stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $61.48, for a total value of $71,501.24. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 18,232 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,120,903.36. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 0.68% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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ESRX has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Cowen and Company restated an “outperform” rating and set a $83.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a report on Friday, June 9th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $72.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday. Finally, Needham & Company LLC initiated coverage on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a report on Friday, July 21st. They set a “hold” rating for the company. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $70.24.

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

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