Davidson & Garrard Inc. lessened its stake in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 13.9% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 24,026 shares of the company’s stock after selling 3,884 shares during the period. Davidson & Garrard Inc.’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding were worth $1,521,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Oak Associates Ltd. OH boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 1.2% during the 3rd quarter. Oak Associates Ltd. OH now owns 162,528 shares of the company’s stock valued at $10,291,000 after purchasing an additional 1,900 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 29.2% during the 3rd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 1,592,948 shares of the company’s stock valued at $100,863,000 after purchasing an additional 360,361 shares in the last quarter. CNA Financial Corp boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 74.0% during the 3rd quarter. CNA Financial Corp now owns 25,767 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,632,000 after purchasing an additional 10,959 shares in the last quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 8.0% during the 3rd quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale now owns 510,643 shares of the company’s stock valued at $31,822,000 after purchasing an additional 37,807 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Sigma Planning Corp boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 15.8% during the 3rd quarter. Sigma Planning Corp now owns 6,795 shares of the company’s stock valued at $430,000 after purchasing an additional 926 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.44% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ ESRX) remained flat at $$60.25 on Wednesday. 1,674,499 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,105,931. The company has a quick ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 0.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86. The company has a market capitalization of $34,120.00, a PE ratio of 8.90, a P/E/G ratio of 0.90 and a beta of 0.88. Express Scripts Holding Company has a fifty-two week low of $55.80 and a fifty-two week high of $77.50.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The company reported $1.90 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.90. The company had revenue of $24.68 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $25.68 billion. Express Scripts Holding had a return on equity of 25.46% and a net margin of 3.64%. Express Scripts Holding’s revenue was down 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.74 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Express Scripts Holding Company will post 7.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages recently commented on ESRX. BidaskClub lowered Express Scripts Holding from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. ValuEngine upgraded Express Scripts Holding from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Robert W. Baird upped their target price on Express Scripts Holding from $57.00 to $59.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Royal Bank Of Canada began coverage on Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. They set a “sector perform” rating and a $68.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Morgan Stanley upped their target price on Express Scripts Holding from $52.00 to $57.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Express Scripts Holding currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $69.53.

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In related news, VP Phyllis S. Anderson sold 643 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.37, for a total transaction of $40,103.91. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, VP Everett Neville sold 1,163 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.48, for a total value of $71,501.24. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 18,232 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,120,903.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 6,284 shares of company stock valued at $397,421 over the last ninety days. 0.68% of the stock is currently owned by company 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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