Dupont Capital Management Corp reduced its holdings in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 32.1% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 47,567 shares of the company’s stock after selling 22,537 shares during the quarter. Dupont Capital Management Corp’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding were worth $3,012,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Nordea Investment Management AB increased its holdings in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 1.4% in the second quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 7,116,445 shares of the company’s stock worth $454,314,000 after acquiring an additional 97,953 shares in the last quarter. 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 buying an additional 143,163 shares in the last quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 81.8% during the second quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC now owns 112,666 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,192,000 after buying an additional 50,707 shares in 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 buying an additional 83,568 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc grew its holdings in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 1.7% during the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 3,654,765 shares of the company’s stock worth $233,323,000 after buying an additional 62,263 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 90.30% of the company’s stock.

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In other news, CEO Timothy C. Wentworth bought 8,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 31st. The shares were bought at an average price of $61.13 per share, for a total transaction of $489,040.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 98,628 shares in the company, valued at $6,029,129.64. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Woodrow A. Myers, Jr. sold 3,900 shares of the 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 transaction, the director now owns 11,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $735,195. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 6,284 shares of company stock valued at $397,421. Insiders own 0.68% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on ESRX shares. BidaskClub downgraded Express Scripts Holding from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Needham & Company LLC started coverage on Express Scripts Holding in a report on Friday, July 21st. They set a “hold” rating for the company. Morgan Stanley increased their price objective on Express Scripts Holding from $52.00 to $57.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a report on Thursday, August 10th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $72.00 price objective on Express Scripts Holding and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 price objective on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a report on Friday, September 1st. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Express Scripts Holding has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $69.53.

Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ ESRX) opened at $60.62 on Tuesday. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 52-week low of $55.80 and a 52-week high of $77.50. The stock has a market capitalization of $34,290.00, a P/E ratio of 8.85, a PEG ratio of 0.89 and a beta of 0.88. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a current ratio of 0.73 and a quick ratio of 0.61.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The company reported $1.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.90. Express Scripts Holding had a return on equity of 25.46% and a net margin of 3.64%. The company had revenue of $24.68 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $25.68 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.74 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that Express Scripts Holding Company will post 7.01 EPS for the current year.

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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