Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. cut its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 7.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 26,114 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,132 shares during the quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P.’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding were worth $1,667,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Park National Corp OH grew its holdings in Express Scripts Holding by 0.3% in the second quarter. Park National Corp OH now owns 3,575 shares of the company’s stock worth $228,000 after purchasing an additional 11 shares during the period. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust grew its holdings in Express Scripts Holding by 0.3% in the second quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 8,634 shares of the company’s stock worth $551,000 after purchasing an additional 23 shares during the period. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. grew its holdings in Express Scripts Holding by 1.0% in the second quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 3,186 shares of the company’s stock worth $203,000 after purchasing an additional 30 shares during the period. CAPROCK Group Inc. grew its holdings in Express Scripts Holding by 0.9% in the second quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc. now owns 3,675 shares of the company’s stock worth $235,000 after purchasing an additional 33 shares during the period. Finally, Honkamp Krueger Financial Services Inc. grew its holdings in Express Scripts Holding by 0.8% in the second quarter. Honkamp Krueger Financial Services Inc. now owns 4,762 shares of the company’s stock worth $304,000 after purchasing an additional 38 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 88.71% of the company’s stock.

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Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) opened at 63.67 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $36.77 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.05 and a beta of 0.88. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 12-month low of $57.80 and a 12-month high of $77.50. The company’s 50-day moving average is $61.84 and its 200-day moving average is $63.36.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.71 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $25.35 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate 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 revenue was up .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.57 earnings per share. Analysts predict that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.99 EPS for the current year.

A number of research firms have weighed in on ESRX. ValuEngine lowered shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Jefferies Group LLC set a $72.00 price objective on shares of Express Scripts Holding and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub raised shares of 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 shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Friday, July 21st. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $70.24.

In related news, VP Everett Neville sold 1,163 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction 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 completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 18,232 shares in the company, valued at $1,120,903.36. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 0.68% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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).

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

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