Johnson Financial Group Inc. Acquires 103 Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)

Johnson Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 0.7% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 15,017 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 103 shares during the period. Johnson Financial Group Inc.’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding were worth $989,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in ESRX. Hayek Kallen Investment Management boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.5% in the first quarter. Hayek Kallen Investment Management now owns 7,778 shares of the company’s stock valued at $513,000 after buying an additional 40 shares during the last quarter. Barry Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.6% in the first quarter. Barry Investment Advisors LLC now owns 7,986 shares of the company’s stock valued at $526,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the last quarter. Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.3% in the first quarter. Transamerica Financial Advisors Inc. now owns 30,032 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,980,000 after buying an additional 77 shares during the last quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. boosted its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 0.5% in the first quarter. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 16,445 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,013,000 after buying an additional 81 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC boosted its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 1.0% in the first quarter. Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC now owns 9,766 shares of the company’s stock valued at $644,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. 90.24% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) traded down 0.79% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $60.56. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,382,740 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $34.98 billion, a PE ratio of 10.51 and a beta of 0.90. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 52 week low of $57.80 and a 52 week high of $77.61. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $62.23 and a 200 day moving average price of $64.20.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.71 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $25.35 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $25.52 billion. Express Scripts Holding had a net margin of 3.50% and a return on equity of 25.58%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.57 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.99 earnings per share for the current year.

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ESRX has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Cowen and Company restated an “outperform” rating and set a $83.00 target price on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research note on Friday, June 9th. Morgan Stanley decreased their target price on Express Scripts Holding from $71.00 to $52.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. BidaskClub lowered Express Scripts Holding from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Evercore ISI dropped their target price on Express Scripts Holding from $68.50 to $59.00 and set an “in-line” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, April 26th. Finally, Mizuho dropped their target price on Express Scripts Holding from $76.00 to $61.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 25th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $71.17.

About Express Scripts Holding

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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