Gulf International Bank UK Ltd lowered its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding Co. (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 5.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 191,915 shares of the company’s stock after selling 11,567 shares during the period. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding were worth $13,535,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 0.5% in the second quarter. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC now owns 6,561 shares of the company’s stock valued at $497,000 after buying an additional 30 shares during the period. Bath Savings Trust Co increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 1.2% in the second quarter. Bath Savings Trust Co now owns 3,217 shares of the company’s stock valued at $244,000 after buying an additional 38 shares during the period. Enterprise Financial Services Corp increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 0.9% in the second quarter. Enterprise Financial Services Corp now owns 5,991 shares of the company’s stock valued at $454,000 after buying an additional 53 shares during the period. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 0.4% in the second quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 16,970 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,158,000 after buying an additional 70 shares during the period. Finally, Integrated Wealth Management increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 4.2% in the second quarter. Integrated Wealth Management now owns 1,845 shares of the company’s stock valued at $140,000 after buying an additional 74 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 84.94% of the company’s stock.

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

Express Scripts Holding Co. (NASDAQ:ESRX) traded up 0.89% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $77.43. 826,662 shares of the company were exchanged. The company has a 50 day moving average of $71.76 and a 200 day moving average of $73.84. Express Scripts Holding Co. has a 12-month low of $64.46 and a 12-month high of $89.00. The stock has a market cap of $47.74 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.30 and a beta of 0.96.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 25th. The company reported $1.74 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.74. Express Scripts Holding had a net margin of 2.70% and a return on equity of 24.99%. The company earned $25.41 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $25.48 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.45 EPS. The business’s revenue was up .7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts expect that Express Scripts Holding Co. will post $6.39 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several research firms recently issued reports on ESRX. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 4th. Mizuho lifted their price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding from $77.00 to $82.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 2nd. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research note on Wednesday, November 2nd. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed an “underperform” rating and set a $68.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research note on Tuesday, September 6th. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $88.00 target price on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Friday, October 28th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $82.05.

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