Mawer Investment Management Ltd. increased its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 2.1% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 358,637 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 7,410 shares during the period. Mawer Investment Management Ltd. owned about 0.06% of Express Scripts Holding worth $22,709,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in ESRX. Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 18.0% in the first quarter. Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC now owns 4,875 shares of the company’s stock valued at $324,000 after purchasing an additional 745 shares during the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 8.4% in the first quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 97,797 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,446,000 after purchasing an additional 7,562 shares during the last quarter. Financial Counselors Inc. purchased a new position in Express Scripts Holding in the first quarter valued at approximately $223,000. Leucadia National Corp purchased a new position in Express Scripts Holding in the first quarter valued at approximately $462,000. Finally, Quaker Capital Investments LLC increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 949.5% in the first quarter. Quaker Capital Investments LLC now owns 230,072 shares of the company’s stock valued at $15,164,000 after purchasing an additional 208,149 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 89.34% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ ESRX) traded down $0.23 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $61.19. The company had a trading volume of 3,040,300 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,085,814. The company has a current ratio of 0.73, a quick ratio of 0.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 52-week low of $55.80 and a 52-week high of $77.50. The firm has a market capitalization of $34,786.63, a P/E ratio of 8.98, a PEG ratio of 0.91 and a beta of 0.88.

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

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In other Express Scripts Holding news, VP Phyllis S. Anderson sold 578 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, September 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.13, for a total value of $36,489.14. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 10,530 shares in the company, valued at $664,758.90. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Woodrow A. Myers, Jr. sold 3,900 shares of the 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 completion of the transaction, the director now owns 11,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $735,195. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 5,121 shares of company stock valued at $325,920 in the last quarter. 0.68% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Several brokerages have commented on ESRX. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $66.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Robert W. Baird increased their price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding from $57.00 to $59.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Mizuho set a $67.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. 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 given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $69.53.

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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