Thomas Story & Son LLC Has $5,839,000 Stake in Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)

Thomas Story & Son LLC continued to hold its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 82,790 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the third quarter. Express Scripts Holding Company makes up about 3.6% of Thomas Story & Son LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 10th largest position. Thomas Story & Son LLC’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding Company were worth $5,839,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in ESRX. Meeder Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding Company by 35.0% in the second quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 15,071 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,142,000 after buying an additional 3,911 shares during the last quarter. SeaBridge Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding Company by 3.2% in the second quarter. SeaBridge Investment Advisors LLC now owns 19,933 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,511,000 after buying an additional 619 shares during the last quarter. Highstreet Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding Company by 88.9% in the second quarter. Highstreet Asset Management Inc. now owns 15,133 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,147,000 after buying an additional 7,122 shares during the last quarter. Profit Investment Management LLC increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding Company by 2.0% in the second quarter. Profit Investment Management LLC now owns 4,158 shares of the company’s stock valued at $315,000 after buying an additional 83 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Goelzer Investment Management Inc. increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding Company by 3.3% in the second quarter. Goelzer Investment Management Inc. now owns 51,656 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,916,000 after buying an additional 1,632 shares during the last quarter. 84.89% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) traded down 1.08% on Wednesday, reaching $71.72. The company had a trading volume of 2,383,295 shares. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 1-year low of $64.46 and a 1-year high of $86.74. The firm has a market capitalization of $44.22 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.95 and a beta of 0.99. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $72.52 and its 200 day moving average price is $73.27.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October 25th. The company reported $1.74 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $1.74. Express Scripts Holding Company had a net margin of 2.70% and a return on equity of 24.99%. The business had revenue of $25.41 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $25.48 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.45 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up .7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.39 EPS for the current year.

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Several analysts recently weighed in on ESRX shares. Sanford C. Bernstein restated an “underperform” rating and issued a $59.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company in a research note on Thursday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Express Scripts Holding Company from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $78.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, October 5th. Barclays PLC restated an “overweight” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company in a research note on Friday, December 16th. Mizuho reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $76.00 target price on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company in a research note on Friday, December 16th. Finally, Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding Company in a research note on Wednesday, December 14th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $79.12.

In other news, VP Everett Neville sold 1,123 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $69.41, for a total transaction of $77,947.43. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 12,712 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $882,339.92. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.54% of the company’s stock.

Express Scripts Holding Company 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).

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