Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp lessened its holdings in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 5.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 1,296,288 shares of the company’s stock after selling 78,683 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp owned approximately 0.22% of Express Scripts Holding worth $82,755,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in ESRX. Waldron LP purchased a new position in shares of Express Scripts Holding in the 1st quarter worth approximately $206,000. Advisory Services Network LLC purchased a new position in shares of Express Scripts Holding in the 1st quarter worth approximately $646,000. Bowling Portfolio Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Express Scripts Holding in the 1st quarter worth approximately $3,953,000. Alpha Omega Wealth Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 3.0% in the 1st quarter. Alpha Omega Wealth Management LLC now owns 6,863 shares of the company’s stock worth $452,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Great West Life Assurance Co. Can raised its holdings in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 32.5% in the 1st quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 1,059,072 shares of the company’s stock worth $69,777,000 after purchasing an additional 259,787 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.71% of the company’s stock.

In other Express Scripts Holding news, VP Phyllis S. Anderson sold 578 shares of Express Scripts Holding stock in a transaction on Friday, September 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.13, for a total value of $36,489.14. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 10,530 shares in the company, valued at approximately $664,758.90. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Everett Neville sold 1,163 shares of Express Scripts Holding stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.48, for a total transaction of $71,501.24. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 18,232 shares in the company, valued at $1,120,903.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 5,641 shares of company stock worth $357,317 over the last 90 days. Insiders own 0.68% of the company’s stock.

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Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) opened at 62.65 on Friday. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 52-week low of $57.80 and a 52-week high of $77.50. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $61.89 and its 200-day moving average is $63.23. The stock has a market capitalization of $36.18 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.87 and a beta of 0.88.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.73 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.71 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $25.35 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $25.52 billion. Express Scripts Holding had a net margin of 3.50% and a return on equity of 25.58%. The company’s revenue was up .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.57 EPS. Equities research analysts anticipate that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $56.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a report on Friday, September 1st. Morgan Stanley lifted their price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding from $52.00 to $57.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Needham & Company LLC assumed coverage on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a report on Friday, July 21st. They issued a “hold” rating on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub cut shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating, five 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 $70.24.

Express Scripts Holding 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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