Barings LLC continued to hold its position in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 72,326 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Barings LLC’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding were worth $4,767,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of ESRX. Hayek Kallen Investment Management boosted its position in Express Scripts Holding by 0.5% in the first quarter. Hayek Kallen Investment Management now owns 7,778 shares of the company’s stock worth $513,000 after buying an additional 40 shares in the last quarter. Barry Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in Express Scripts Holding by 0.6% in the first quarter. Barry Investment Advisors LLC now owns 7,986 shares of the company’s stock worth $526,000 after buying an additional 50 shares in the last quarter. Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. boosted its position in Express Scripts Holding by 0.3% in the first quarter. Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 30,032 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,980,000 after buying an additional 77 shares in the last quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. boosted its position in Express Scripts Holding by 0.5% in the first quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 16,445 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,013,000 after buying an additional 81 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Capital Analysts LLC boosted its position in Express Scripts Holding by 5.6% in the first quarter. Capital Analysts LLC now owns 1,877 shares of the company’s stock worth $124,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.20% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) traded down 1.14% on Thursday, reaching $60.50. 1,196,281 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $62.96 and its 200-day moving average price is $64.58. The stock has a market capitalization of $34.94 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.50 and a beta of 0.90. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 52 week low of $57.80 and a 52 week high of $77.61.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.73 EPS for the quarter, beating the 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 return on equity of 25.58% and a net margin of 3.50%. The firm’s revenue was up .5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.57 EPS. Equities analysts predict that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.99 EPS for the current year.

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A number of research firms have weighed in on ESRX. BidaskClub cut shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Needham & Company LLC began coverage on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Friday, July 21st. They set a “hold” rating for the company. Cowen and Company restated an “outperform” rating and set a $83.00 price objective on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Friday, June 9th. ValuEngine cut shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Evercore ISI reduced their price objective on shares of Express Scripts Holding from $68.50 to $59.00 and set an “in-line” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $70.81.

In other Express Scripts Holding news, VP Phyllis S. Anderson sold 1,100 shares of Express Scripts Holding stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.08, for a total value of $66,088.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 11,108 shares in the company, valued at approximately $667,368.64. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 0.68% of the stock is owned by 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX)

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