Hartland & Co. LLC Has $591,000 Holdings in Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)

Hartland & Co. LLC boosted its position in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 8.5% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 9,252 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 725 shares during the period. Hartland & Co. LLC’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding were worth $591,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. First Trust Advisors LP increased its holdings in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 25.3% during the second quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 708,955 shares of the company’s stock worth $45,260,000 after purchasing an additional 143,163 shares during the period. Hancock Holding Co. increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 9.9% in the first quarter. Hancock Holding Co. now owns 183,489 shares of the company’s stock valued at $12,094,000 after acquiring an additional 16,536 shares during the last quarter. Twin Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 0.8% in the first quarter. Twin Capital Management Inc. now owns 46,560 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,069,000 after acquiring an additional 360 shares during the last quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 28.8% in the first quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 373,636 shares of the company’s stock valued at $24,626,000 after acquiring an additional 83,568 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc. increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 6.9% in the first quarter. Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 118,336 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,800,000 after acquiring an additional 7,630 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.69% of the company’s stock.

In other Express Scripts Holding news, 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 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 at this hyperlink. Also, 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 transaction, the director now owns 11,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $735,195. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 5,641 shares of company stock worth $357,317 in the last three months. Insiders own 0.68% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on ESRX shares. ValuEngine cut shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 target price on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Jefferies Group LLC set a $72.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, June 17th. Finally, Needham & Company LLC assumed coverage on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a report on Friday, July 21st. They set a “hold” rating on the stock. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Express Scripts Holding currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $70.09.

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Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) traded up 0.92% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $62.29. 2,916,660 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company has a market cap of $35.98 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.81 and a beta of 0.88. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $61.81 and a 200 day moving average of $62.96. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 12-month low of $57.80 and a 12-month high of $77.50.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.73 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the 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 for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $25.52 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.57 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up .5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts predict that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.99 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Express Scripts Holding 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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