Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky decreased its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 9.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 69,901 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,900 shares during the period. Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding were worth $4,607,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the stock. Renaissance Technologies LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $952,000. Bank of Montreal Can raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 10.3% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 639,289 shares of the company’s stock valued at $42,136,000 after buying an additional 59,666 shares during the last quarter. First National Bank of Omaha raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 13.4% in the first quarter. First National Bank of Omaha now owns 13,665 shares of the company’s stock valued at $900,000 after buying an additional 1,620 shares during the last quarter. Alpha Windward LLC raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 4.5% in the first quarter. Alpha Windward LLC now owns 2,429 shares of the company’s stock valued at $160,000 after buying an additional 104 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Atria Investments LLC raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 22.7% in the first quarter. Atria Investments LLC now owns 6,161 shares of the company’s stock valued at $406,000 after buying an additional 1,139 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 90.24% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) traded up 1.093% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $61.485. The company had a trading volume of 652,127 shares. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 52 week low of $57.80 and a 52 week high of $77.61. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $62.74 and a 200-day moving average price of $64.48. The firm has a market capitalization of $35.51 billion, a PE ratio of 10.671 and a beta of 0.90.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.73 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates 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 firm had revenue of $25.35 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $25.52 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.57 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts forecast that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.99 earnings per share for the current year.

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ESRX has been the topic of several recent research reports. Jefferies Group LLC set a $88.00 price target on Express Scripts Holding and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 20th. Mizuho cut their price target on Express Scripts Holding from $76.00 to $61.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Bank of America Corporation reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $77.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Cowen and Company cut their price target on Express Scripts Holding from $90.00 to $83.00 and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $71.17.

In related news, VP Phyllis S. Anderson sold 1,100 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.08, for a total value of $66,088.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 11,108 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $667,368.64. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.68% of the company’s stock.

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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