Dodge & Cox lifted its position in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 25.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 36,188,517 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,388,021 shares during the quarter. Express Scripts Holding accounts for approximately 1.9% of Dodge & Cox’s holdings, making the stock its 20th biggest holding. Dodge & Cox owned approximately 6.27% of Express Scripts Holding worth $2,310,275,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Quantbot Technologies LP bought a new stake in Express Scripts Holding during the 2nd quarter worth about $795,000. California Public Employees Retirement System boosted its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 3.3% in the 2nd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 1,520,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $97,050,000 after purchasing an additional 49,000 shares during the last quarter. MML Investors Services LLC boosted its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 5.5% in the 2nd quarter. MML Investors Services LLC now owns 14,018 shares of the company’s stock valued at $895,000 after purchasing an additional 730 shares during the last quarter. TIAA FSB bought a new position in shares of Express Scripts Holding in the 2nd quarter valued at about $3,331,000. Finally, Northern Trust Corp boosted its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 12.2% in the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 11,068,777 shares of the company’s stock valued at $706,629,000 after purchasing an additional 1,206,980 shares during the last quarter. 88.69% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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In other Express Scripts Holding news, VP Phyllis S. Anderson sold 578 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on 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 transaction, the vice president now owns 10,530 shares in the company, valued at approximately $664,758.90. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Woodrow A. Myers, Jr. sold 3,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on 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 transaction, the director now owns 11,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $735,195. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 5,641 shares of company stock valued at $357,317 in the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 0.68% of the company’s stock.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ ESRX) opened at 62.36 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $36.02 billion, a PE ratio of 10.82 and a beta of 0.88. The company has a 50 day moving average of $62.27 and a 200 day moving average of $62.66. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 1-year low of $57.80 and a 1-year high of $77.50.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.73 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.71 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $25.35 billion during 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 in the prior year, the firm posted $1.57 EPS. On average, analysts predict that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.99 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

ESRX has been the topic of several recent research reports. Jefferies Group LLC set a $72.00 target price on shares of Express Scripts Holding and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Needham & Company LLC initiated coverage on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research note on Friday, July 21st. They issued a “hold” rating on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Royal Bank Of Canada initiated coverage on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. They issued a “sector perform” rating and a $68.00 target price on the stock. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $69.45.

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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