Chicago Equity Partners LLC Has $18.47 Million Position in Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)

Chicago Equity Partners LLC reduced its holdings in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 3.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 289,343 shares of the company’s stock after selling 11,130 shares during the period. Chicago Equity Partners LLC owned approximately 0.05% of Express Scripts Holding worth $18,472,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Park National Corp OH increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 0.3% in the second quarter. Park National Corp OH now owns 3,575 shares of the company’s stock valued at $228,000 after purchasing an additional 11 shares in the last quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 0.3% in the second quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 8,634 shares of the company’s stock valued at $551,000 after purchasing an additional 23 shares in the last quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 1.0% in the second quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 3,186 shares of the company’s stock valued at $203,000 after purchasing an additional 30 shares in the last quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc. increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 0.9% in the second quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc. now owns 3,675 shares of the company’s stock valued at $235,000 after purchasing an additional 33 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Honkamp Krueger Financial Services Inc. increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 0.8% in the second quarter. Honkamp Krueger Financial Services Inc. now owns 4,762 shares of the company’s stock valued at $304,000 after purchasing an additional 38 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 88.69% of the company’s stock.

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Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) opened at 61.82 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $35.70 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.73 and a beta of 0.88. The company has a 50-day moving average of $61.81 and a 200-day moving average of $62.96. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 52-week low of $57.80 and a 52-week high of $77.50.

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

In other Express Scripts Holding news, Director Woodrow A. Myers, Jr. sold 3,900 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.93, for a total transaction of $249,327.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 11,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $735,195. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Everett Neville sold 1,163 shares of the business’s 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 sale, the vice president now owns 18,232 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,120,903.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 5,641 shares of company stock valued at $357,317 in the last 90 days. 0.68% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

ESRX has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Jefferies Group LLC set a $72.00 target price on shares of Express Scripts Holding and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Needham & Company LLC initiated coverage on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research note on Friday, July 21st. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Cowen and Company reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $83.00 target price on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research note on Friday, June 9th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Express Scripts Holding has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $70.09.

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).

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

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