Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) is Numeric Investors LLC’s 8th Largest Position

Numeric Investors LLC raised its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 9.3% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,208,889 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 187,889 shares during the period. Express Scripts Holding Company accounts for about 1.4% of Numeric Investors LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 8th largest position. Numeric Investors LLC owned about 0.36% of Express Scripts Holding Company worth $151,949,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of ESRX. Algert Global LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company during the third quarter worth approximately $830,000. One Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company by 0.5% in the third quarter. One Capital Management LLC now owns 30,769 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,170,000 after buying an additional 163 shares during the last quarter. W.G. Shaheen & Associates DBA Whitney & Co increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding Company by 1.0% in the third quarter. W.G. Shaheen & Associates DBA Whitney & Co now owns 60,812 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,289,000 after buying an additional 585 shares in the last quarter. Union Bankshares Corp increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding Company by 45.1% in the third quarter. Union Bankshares Corp now owns 5,776 shares of the company’s stock worth $407,000 after buying an additional 1,794 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co. increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding Company by 0.8% in the third quarter. Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co. now owns 98,197 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,926,000 after buying an additional 817 shares in the last quarter. 85.36% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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

Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) traded up 1.04% during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $67.05. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,789,192 shares. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $66.39 and its 200-day moving average price is $69.88. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 12 month low of $63.22 and a 12 month high of $80.02. The company has a market cap of $40.61 billion, a PE ratio of 12.44 and a beta of 0.92.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 14th. The company reported $1.88 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.87 by $0.01. Express Scripts Holding Company had a net margin of 2.70% and a return on equity of 24.99%. The firm had revenue of $24.90 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $26.31 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.56 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of analysts have issued reports on ESRX shares. Wells Fargo & Co downgraded Express Scripts Holding Company from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 15th. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc. reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company in a research report on Tuesday, February 14th. Vetr upgraded Express Scripts Holding Company from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $79.36 price target for the company in a research report on Monday, February 27th. TheStreet cut Express Scripts Holding Company from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Monday, February 6th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $85.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company in a research report on Thursday, February 16th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $78.10.

In other news, SVP Everett Neville sold 2,352 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.16, for a total value of $165,016.32. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 11,287 shares in the company, valued at approximately $791,895.92. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 0.54% of the company’s stock.

About Express Scripts Holding Company

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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