Associated Banc Corp trimmed its holdings in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 29.1% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 10,914 shares of the company’s stock after selling 4,489 shares during the period. Associated Banc Corp’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding were worth $697,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in ESRX. Burt Wealth Advisors grew its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 11.4% in the 2nd quarter. Burt Wealth Advisors now owns 1,696 shares of the company’s stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 174 shares in the last quarter. CKW Financial Group grew its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 20.0% in the 2nd quarter. CKW Financial Group now owns 1,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $115,000 after buying an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in Express Scripts Holding in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $121,000. Capital Analysts LLC grew its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 5.6% in the 1st quarter. Capital Analysts LLC now owns 1,877 shares of the company’s stock valued at $124,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Finally, IHT Wealth Management LLC grew its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 8.1% in the 1st quarter. IHT Wealth Management LLC now owns 1,944 shares of the company’s stock valued at $128,000 after buying an additional 145 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.69% of the company’s stock.

ESRX has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Jefferies Group LLC set a $72.00 price objective on shares of Express Scripts Holding and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $56.00 price objective on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Needham & Company LLC initiated coverage on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research note on Friday, July 21st. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 17th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating, five have given 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 a consensus target price of $70.09.

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Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) opened at 63.32 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $61.81 and a 200 day moving average of $62.96. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 1-year low of $57.80 and a 1-year high of $77.50. The company has a market capitalization of $36.57 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.99 and a beta of 0.88.

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

In other Express Scripts Holding news, Director Woodrow A. Myers, Jr. sold 3,900 shares of Express Scripts Holding stock in a transaction on Monday, September 11th. The shares were 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 directly owns 11,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $735,195. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, 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 completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 10,530 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $664,758.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 5,641 shares of company stock valued at $357,317 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 0.68% of the company’s stock.

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).

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX)

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