Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) Shares Bought by Oak Associates Ltd. OH
Oak Associates Ltd. OH increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 13.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 160,628 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 19,500 shares during the period. Oak Associates Ltd. OH’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding were worth $10,587,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in ESRX. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. increased its position in Express Scripts Holding by 53.1% in the first quarter. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. now owns 1,753 shares of the company’s stock valued at $116,000 after buying an additional 608 shares during the period. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Express Scripts Holding during the first quarter worth approximately $121,000. Capital Analysts LLC increased its stake 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 during the last quarter. Pinnacle Bank acquired a new stake in Express Scripts Holding during the first quarter worth approximately $143,000. Finally, Oakworth Capital Inc. increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 7.0% in the first quarter. Oakworth Capital Inc. now owns 2,362 shares of the company’s stock worth $155,000 after buying an additional 155 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.20% of the company’s stock.
Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ ESRX) traded up 0.71% during trading on Friday, hitting $60.73. 1,029,583 shares of the company were exchanged. The company has a 50-day moving average of $62.85 and a 200-day moving average of $64.55. The company has a market capitalization of $35.07 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.54 and a beta of 0.90. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 12 month low of $57.80 and a 12 month high of $77.61.
Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.73 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.71 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $25.35 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $25.52 billion. Express Scripts Holding had a net margin of 3.50% and a return on equity of 25.58%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.57 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.99 EPS for the current year.
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A number of analysts have commented on ESRX shares. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $88.00 price objective on shares of Express Scripts Holding and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 20th. UBS AG set a $71.00 price objective on shares of Express Scripts Holding and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Edward Jones downgraded shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of 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, thirteen have given a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Express Scripts Holding has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $71.17.
In other news, VP Phyllis S. Anderson sold 1,100 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.08, for a total value of $66,088.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 11,108 shares in the company, valued at $667,368.64. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 0.68% of the stock is currently owned by corporate 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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