Grace & White Inc. NY maintained its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 4,741 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Grace & White Inc. NY’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding were worth $303,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors also recently modified their holdings of ESRX. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in Express Scripts Holding by 1.6% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 40,251,311 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,652,964,000 after buying an additional 649,400 shares during the period. State Street Corp increased its position in Express Scripts Holding by 1.1% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 27,060,709 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,783,569,000 after buying an additional 298,341 shares during the period. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC increased its position in Express Scripts Holding by 4.2% in the first quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC now owns 17,612,834 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,160,862,000 after buying an additional 704,218 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its position in Express Scripts Holding by 0.3% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 10,960,709 shares of the company’s stock valued at $722,420,000 after buying an additional 32,854 shares during the period. Finally, Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its position in Express Scripts Holding by 2.8% in the first quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 10,958,513 shares of the company’s stock valued at $722,275,000 after buying an additional 296,452 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 88.70% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) opened at 61.38 on Wednesday. Express Scripts Holding Company has a one year low of $57.80 and a one year high of $77.50. The stock has a market cap of $35.45 billion, a PE ratio of 10.65 and a beta of 0.90. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $61.89 and its 200-day moving average price is $63.95.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping 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 for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $25.52 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.57 earnings per share. Express Scripts Holding’s revenue was up .5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.99 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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ESRX has been the subject of several research reports. Cowen and Company reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $83.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research note on Friday, June 9th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $72.00 price target on Express Scripts Holding and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday. BidaskClub downgraded Express Scripts Holding from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. ValuEngine downgraded Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Needham & Company LLC initiated coverage on Express Scripts Holding in a research note on Friday, July 21st. They set a “hold” rating for the company. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $70.03.

In related news, VP Everett Neville sold 1,163 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $61.48, for a total transaction of $71,501.24. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 18,232 shares in the company, valued at $1,120,903.36. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 0.68% of the company’s stock.

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).

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX)

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