Empirical Finance LLC boosted its position in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 2.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 15,804 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 370 shares during the period. Empirical Finance LLC’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding were worth $1,009,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Burt Wealth Advisors boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 11.4% during the 2nd quarter. Burt Wealth Advisors now owns 1,696 shares of the company’s stock worth $108,000 after purchasing an additional 174 shares in the last quarter. CKW Financial Group boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 20.0% during the 2nd quarter. CKW Financial Group now owns 1,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $115,000 after purchasing an additional 300 shares in the last quarter. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding during the 1st quarter worth $121,000. Capital Analysts LLC boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 5.6% during the 1st quarter. Capital Analysts LLC now owns 1,877 shares of the company’s stock worth $124,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Finally, IHT Wealth Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 8.1% during the 1st quarter. IHT Wealth Management LLC now owns 1,944 shares of the company’s stock worth $128,000 after purchasing an additional 145 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.69% of the company’s stock.

ESRX has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Jefferies Group LLC set a $72.00 target price on shares of Express Scripts Holding and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Needham & Company LLC initiated coverage on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Friday, July 21st. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Cowen and Company restated an “outperform” rating and set a $83.00 target price on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Friday, June 9th. Royal Bank Of Canada initiated coverage on shares of 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, ValuEngine lowered shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $70.09.

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In other news, Director Woodrow A. Myers, Jr. sold 3,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on 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 sale, the director now directly owns 11,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $735,195. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP Everett Neville sold 1,163 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction 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. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 5,641 shares of company stock valued at $357,317. 0.68% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ ESRX) opened at 63.32 on Friday. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 52 week low of $57.80 and a 52 week high of $77.50. The firm has a market cap of $36.57 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.99 and a beta of 0.88. The company has a 50-day moving average of $61.81 and a 200 day moving average of $62.96.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last announced its 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. Express Scripts Holding had a return on equity of 25.58% and a net margin of 3.50%. The business had revenue of $25.35 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $25.52 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.57 earnings per share. Express Scripts Holding’s revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.99 earnings per share for the current year.

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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