Capital One National Association Has $1.835 Million Stake in Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)

Capital One National Association increased its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 0.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 27,836 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 60 shares during the period. Capital One National Association’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding Company were worth $1,835,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of ESRX. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. raised its position in Express Scripts Holding Company by 53.1% in the first quarter. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. now owns 1,753 shares of the company’s stock worth $116,000 after buying an additional 608 shares during the last quarter. Capital Analysts LLC raised its position in Express Scripts Holding Company by 15.2% in the fourth quarter. Capital Analysts LLC now owns 1,777 shares of the company’s stock worth $122,000 after buying an additional 235 shares during the last quarter. Independent Advisor Alliance bought a new position in Express Scripts Holding Company during the fourth quarter worth $124,000. Pinnacle Bank bought a new position in Express Scripts Holding Company during the first quarter worth $143,000. Finally, SRB Corp raised its position in Express Scripts Holding Company by 6.4% in the third quarter. SRB Corp now owns 2,038 shares of the company’s stock worth $144,000 after buying an additional 123 shares during the last quarter. 85.36% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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

Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) opened at 60.09 on Friday. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 52-week low of $57.80 and a 52-week high of $80.02. The company has a market cap of $35.66 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.89 and a beta of 0.92. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $62.75 and a 200-day moving average price of $68.42.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April 24th. The company reported $1.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.32 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $24.65 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $24.95 billion. Express Scripts Holding Company had a return on equity of 24.99% and a net margin of 2.70%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down .6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.22 EPS. On average, equities analysts predict that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.97 EPS for the current year.

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A number of research firms have weighed in on ESRX. Argus reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company in a report on Wednesday, March 29th. Edward Jones lowered Express Scripts Holding Company from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. Vetr raised Express Scripts Holding Company from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $79.36 target price for the company in a report on Monday, March 6th. Jefferies Group LLC set a $88.00 target price on Express Scripts Holding Company and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, April 20th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Express Scripts Holding Company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $71.95.

In other news, SVP Everett Neville sold 2,352 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $70.16, for a total value of $165,016.32. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 11,287 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $791,895.92. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Phyllis S. Anderson sold 1,100 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.08, for a total value of $66,088.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 11,108 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $667,368.64. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.54% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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