Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. grew its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 34.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 6,759 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,750 shares during the quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P.’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding were worth $431,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the business. Pacad Investment Ltd. grew its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 535.4% during the second quarter. Pacad Investment Ltd. now owns 74,720 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,770,000 after buying an additional 62,960 shares during the last quarter. Heartland Advisors Inc. grew its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 16.1% during the second quarter. Heartland Advisors Inc. now owns 158,168 shares of the company’s stock worth $10,097,000 after buying an additional 21,956 shares during the last quarter. Sullivan Bruyette Speros & Blaney LLC grew its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 7.0% during the second quarter. Sullivan Bruyette Speros & Blaney LLC now owns 4,613 shares of the company’s stock worth $294,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Veritas Asset Management LLP grew its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 13.2% during the second quarter. Veritas Asset Management LLP now owns 8,192,572 shares of the company’s stock worth $523,014,000 after buying an additional 952,249 shares during the last quarter. Finally, OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp bought a new stake in Express Scripts Holding during the second quarter worth about $2,324,000. 88.69% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other Express Scripts Holding news, VP Everett Neville sold 1,163 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.48, for a total transaction of $71,501.24. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 18,232 shares in the company, valued at $1,120,903.36. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Woodrow A. Myers, Jr. sold 3,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.93, for a total transaction of $249,327.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 11,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $735,195. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 5,641 shares of company stock worth $357,317. Corporate insiders own 0.68% of the company’s stock.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) opened at 61.82 on Thursday. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 52-week low of $57.80 and a 52-week high of $77.50. The company has a 50-day moving average of $61.81 and a 200-day moving average of $62.96. The company has a market cap of $35.70 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.73 and a beta of 0.88.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.73 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.71 by $0.02. Express Scripts Holding had a net margin of 3.50% and a return on equity of 25.58%. The firm had revenue of $25.35 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $25.52 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.57 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up .5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts expect that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.99 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

ESRX has been the topic of several research analyst reports. ValuEngine cut shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Cowen and Company reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $83.00 target price on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Friday, June 9th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 17th. Needham & Company LLC began coverage on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Friday, July 21st. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Finally, Morgan Stanley upped their target price 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. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $70.09.

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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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