Factory Mutual Insurance Co. increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 2.4% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 766,488 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 18,000 shares during the period. Factory Mutual Insurance Co.’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding were worth $48,933,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Park National Corp OH boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.3% in the second quarter. Park National Corp OH now owns 3,575 shares of the company’s stock valued at $228,000 after buying an additional 11 shares during the last quarter. Hayek Kallen Investment Management boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.5% in the first quarter. Hayek Kallen Investment Management now owns 7,778 shares of the company’s stock valued at $513,000 after buying an additional 40 shares during the last quarter. Barry Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.6% in the first quarter. Barry Investment Advisors LLC now owns 7,986 shares of the company’s stock valued at $526,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the last quarter. Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.3% in the first quarter. Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 30,032 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,980,000 after buying an additional 77 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.5% in the first quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 16,445 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,013,000 after buying an additional 81 shares during the last quarter. 90.24% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ ESRX) traded down 0.79% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $60.56. The stock had a trading volume of 2,382,740 shares. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 52 week low of $57.80 and a 52 week high of $77.61. The company has a market cap of $34.98 billion, a PE ratio of 10.51 and a beta of 0.90. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $62.23 and its 200-day moving average price is $64.20.

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 the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.71 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $25.35 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates 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 for the quarter was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.57 earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.99 earnings per share for the current year.

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Several brokerages have recently commented on ESRX. UBS AG set a $71.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Morgan Stanley reduced their price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding from $71.00 to $52.00 and set an “underweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. BidaskClub raised shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 17th. Bank of America Corporation reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $77.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Finally, Cowen and Company reduced their price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding from $90.00 to $83.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $71.17.

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

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