Heritage Trust Co increased its holdings in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 4.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 31,830 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,223 shares during the period. Heritage Trust Co’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding were worth $2,032,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in ESRX. Pzena Investment Management LLC bought a new position in Express Scripts Holding in the 2nd quarter valued at $181,234,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its holdings in Express Scripts Holding by 9,353.3% in the 1st quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,308,239 shares of the company’s stock valued at $86,226,000 after purchasing an additional 1,294,400 shares during the period. Baupost Group LLC MA bought a new position in Express Scripts Holding in the 1st quarter valued at $80,978,000. Veritas Asset Management LLP boosted its holdings in Express Scripts Holding by 13.2% in the 2nd quarter. Veritas Asset Management LLP now owns 8,192,572 shares of the company’s stock valued at $523,014,000 after purchasing an additional 952,249 shares during the period. Finally, Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its holdings in Express Scripts Holding by 17.2% in the 1st quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 5,028,552 shares of the company’s stock valued at $331,430,000 after purchasing an additional 736,151 shares during the period. 88.69% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Several research analysts have commented on ESRX shares. Cowen and Company reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $83.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a report on Friday, June 9th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $72.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Royal Bank Of Canada started coverage on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. They issued a “sector perform” rating and a $68.00 price target for the company. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Express Scripts Holding has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $70.09.

In other Express Scripts Holding news, VP Everett Neville sold 1,163 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.48, for a total transaction of $71,501.24. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 18,232 shares in the company, valued at $1,120,903.36. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Phyllis S. Anderson sold 578 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, September 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.13, for a total transaction of $36,489.14. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 10,530 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $664,758.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 5,641 shares of company stock valued at $357,317 in the last quarter. 0.68% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) opened at 62.29 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $35.98 billion, a PE ratio of 10.81 and a beta of 0.88. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 12 month low of $57.80 and a 12 month high of $77.50. The company has a 50-day moving average of $61.81 and a 200-day moving average of $62.96.

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

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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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