Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc. reduced its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 8.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 3,158 shares of the company’s stock after selling 299 shares during the period. Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding were worth $202,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. First Trust Advisors LP grew its holdings in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 25.3% during the second quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 708,955 shares of the company’s stock worth $45,260,000 after purchasing an additional 143,163 shares during the last quarter. Hancock Holding Co. grew its holdings in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 9.9% during the first quarter. Hancock Holding Co. now owns 183,489 shares of the company’s stock worth $12,094,000 after purchasing an additional 16,536 shares during the last quarter. Twin Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.8% during the first quarter. Twin Capital Management Inc. now owns 46,560 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,069,000 after purchasing an additional 360 shares during the last quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp grew its holdings in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 28.8% during the first quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 373,636 shares of the company’s stock worth $24,626,000 after purchasing an additional 83,568 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 6.9% during the first quarter. Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 118,336 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,800,000 after purchasing an additional 7,630 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 88.69% of the company’s stock.

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ESRX has been the topic of several research reports. Jefferies Group LLC set a $72.00 price target on Express Scripts Holding and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. ValuEngine cut Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a report on Friday, September 1st. Needham & Company LLC initiated coverage on Express Scripts Holding in a report on Friday, July 21st. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Express Scripts Holding from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, June 17th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Express Scripts Holding currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $70.09.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) opened at 62.29 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 50-day moving average price of $61.81 and a 200 day moving average price of $62.96. The firm has a market capitalization of $35.98 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.81 and a beta of 0.88.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.73 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.71 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $25.35 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $25.52 billion. Express Scripts Holding had a return on equity of 25.58% and a net margin of 3.50%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.57 EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.99 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, VP Phyllis S. Anderson sold 578 shares of Express Scripts Holding stock in a transaction that occurred 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 sale, the vice president now directly owns 10,530 shares in the company, valued at approximately $664,758.90. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Woodrow A. Myers, Jr. sold 3,900 shares of Express Scripts Holding stock in a transaction that occurred 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 sale, the director now owns 11,500 shares in the company, valued at $735,195. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 5,641 shares of company stock worth $357,317. 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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