Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC lifted its holdings in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 25.4% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,273,569 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 257,598 shares during the quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC owned 0.22% of Express Scripts Holding worth $81,305,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Park National Corp OH lifted its holdings in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Park National Corp OH now owns 3,575 shares of the company’s stock worth $228,000 after acquiring an additional 11 shares during the last quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust lifted its holdings in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 8,634 shares of the company’s stock worth $551,000 after acquiring an additional 23 shares during the last quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 3,186 shares of the company’s stock worth $203,000 after acquiring an additional 30 shares during the last quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.9% in the 2nd quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc. now owns 3,675 shares of the company’s stock worth $235,000 after acquiring an additional 33 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Sandy Spring Bank lifted its holdings in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. Sandy Spring Bank now owns 6,464 shares of the company’s stock worth $413,000 after acquiring an additional 37 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.69% of the company’s stock.

In related news, VP Everett Neville sold 1,163 shares of Express Scripts Holding stock in a transaction dated 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 transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Phyllis S. Anderson sold 578 shares of Express Scripts Holding stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.13, for a total value of $36,489.14. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 10,530 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $664,758.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 5,641 shares of company stock valued at $357,317. Corporate insiders own 0.68% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) opened at 62.36 on Monday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $62.27 and a 200-day moving average of $62.66. The stock has a market capitalization of $36.02 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.82 and a beta of 0.88. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 52-week low of $57.80 and a 52-week high of $77.50.

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

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ESRX has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Jefferies Group LLC set a $72.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Royal Bank Of Canada initiated coverage on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. They set a “sector perform” rating and a $68.00 price target for the company. UBS AG lowered shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Monday. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s 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).

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

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