Gyroscope Capital Management Group LLC bought a new stake in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 4,544 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $290,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in ESRX. Burt Wealth Advisors increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 11.4% in the second quarter. Burt Wealth Advisors now owns 1,696 shares of the company’s stock valued at $108,000 after acquiring an additional 174 shares during the last quarter. CKW Financial Group increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 20.0% in the second quarter. CKW Financial Group now owns 1,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $115,000 after acquiring an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC bought a new position in Express Scripts Holding in the first quarter valued at $121,000. IHT Wealth Management LLC increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 8.1% in the first quarter. IHT Wealth Management LLC now owns 1,944 shares of the company’s stock valued at $128,000 after acquiring an additional 145 shares during the last quarter. Finally, First Personal Financial Services increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 199.1% in the second quarter. First Personal Financial Services now owns 2,103 shares of the company’s stock valued at $134,000 after acquiring an additional 1,400 shares during the last quarter. 88.69% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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

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Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) opened at 56.81 on Tuesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $32.81 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.86 and a beta of 0.88. Express Scripts Holding Company has a one year low of $56.65 and a one year high of $77.50. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $61.90 and a 200 day moving average of $62.41.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last issued 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 business had revenue of $25.35 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate 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 prior year, the firm earned $1.57 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.99 EPS for the current year.

ESRX has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. ValuEngine cut Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 price objective on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Jefferies Group LLC set a $72.00 price objective on Express Scripts Holding and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Needham & Company LLC assumed coverage on Express Scripts Holding in a research note on Friday, July 21st. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Finally, BidaskClub cut Express Scripts Holding from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating, seven have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $69.09.

About Express Scripts Holding

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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