Buckhead Capital Management LLC decreased its stake in Express Scripts Holding Co. (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 0.3% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 111,569 shares of the company’s stock after selling 306 shares during the period. Express Scripts Holding makes up approximately 1.5% of Buckhead Capital Management LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 13th largest position. Buckhead Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding were worth $8,457,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in ESRX. Nuveen Asset Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 59.6% in the first quarter. Nuveen Asset Management LLC now owns 517,135 shares of the company’s stock worth $35,522,000 after buying an additional 193,030 shares during the last quarter. National Pension Service boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 4.2% in the first quarter. National Pension Service now owns 384,147 shares of the company’s stock worth $26,387,000 after buying an additional 15,505 shares during the last quarter. Amici Capital LLC boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 19.9% in the first quarter. Amici Capital LLC now owns 755,561 shares of the company’s stock worth $51,899,000 after buying an additional 125,500 shares during the last quarter. Allen Investment Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 9.0% in the first quarter. Allen Investment Management LLC now owns 836,160 shares of the company’s stock worth $57,436,000 after buying an additional 69,162 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 15.0% in the second quarter. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt now owns 64,547 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,893,000 after buying an additional 8,400 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.52% of the company’s stock.

Express Scripts Holding Co. (NASDAQ:ESRX) traded up 2.47% during trading on Thursday, hitting $71.37. 1,051,674 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company’s 50 day moving average is $73.76 and its 200-day moving average is $73.65. The stock has a market cap of $44.98 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.64 and a beta of 1.31. Express Scripts Holding Co. has a 12 month low of $65.55 and a 12 month high of $89.20.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 25th. The company reported $1.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.57. Express Scripts Holding had a net margin of 2.64% and a return on equity of 23.98%. The firm had revenue of $25.20 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $25.42 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.44 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down .9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Express Scripts Holding Co. will post $6.37 earnings per share for the current year.

ESRX has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a report on Monday, July 4th. Credit Suisse Group AG restated a “buy” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a report on Monday, June 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Express Scripts Holding from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $85.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, June 7th. Morgan Stanley restated a “hold” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a report on Monday, June 6th. Finally, Leerink Swann restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $80.00 price objective on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a report on Thursday, September 1st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $82.05.

In related news, Director Woodrow A. Myers, Jr. sold 12,036 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.40, for a total transaction of $847,334.40. Following the transaction, the director now owns 14,918 shares in the company, valued at $1,050,227.20. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, VP Christopher A. Mcginnis sold 1,785 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.77, for a total transaction of $126,324.45. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 4,955 shares in the company, valued at approximately $350,665.35. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.54% of the stock is currently 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).

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