Neuberger Berman Group LLC decreased its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 47.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 783,275 shares of the company’s stock after selling 704,862 shares during the quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC owned about 0.14% of Express Scripts Holding worth $50,004,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 1.6% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 40,251,311 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,652,964,000 after buying an additional 649,400 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp lifted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 1.1% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 27,060,709 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,783,569,000 after purchasing an additional 298,341 shares in the last quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC lifted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 4.2% in the first quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 17,612,834 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,160,862,000 after purchasing an additional 704,218 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.3% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 10,960,709 shares of the company’s stock worth $722,420,000 after purchasing an additional 32,854 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Macquarie Group Ltd. lifted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 2.8% in the first quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 10,958,513 shares of the company’s stock worth $722,275,000 after purchasing an additional 296,452 shares in the last quarter. 88.71% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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A number of brokerages have recently commented on ESRX. Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $56.00 price objective on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Morgan Stanley boosted their price objective on shares of Express Scripts Holding from $52.00 to $57.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Needham & Company LLC began coverage on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Friday, July 21st. They issued a “hold” rating on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $70.24.

In other news, VP Phyllis S. Anderson sold 578 shares of Express Scripts Holding stock in a transaction on Friday, September 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.13, for a total transaction of $36,489.14. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 10,530 shares in the company, valued at approximately $664,758.90. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Woodrow A. Myers, Jr. sold 3,900 shares of Express Scripts Holding stock in a transaction on Monday, September 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.93, for a total value of $249,327.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 11,500 shares in the company, valued at $735,195. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 5,641 shares of company stock worth $357,317 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 0.68% of the company’s stock.

Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) opened at 62.65 on Friday. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 12-month low of $57.80 and a 12-month high of $77.50. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $61.89 and a 200 day moving average of $63.23. The firm has a market capitalization of $36.18 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.87 and a beta of 0.88.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.73 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.71 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $25.35 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $25.52 billion. Express Scripts Holding had a return on equity of 25.58% and a net margin of 3.50%. The business’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 posted $1.57 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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