Timothy C. Wentworth Buys 8,000 Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) Stock

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) CEO Timothy C. Wentworth bought 8,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 31st. The stock was purchased at an average price of $61.13 per share, with a total value of $489,040.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now directly owns 98,628 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,029,129.64. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The company reported $1.90 EPS for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.90. The firm had revenue of $24.68 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $25.68 billion. Express Scripts Holding had a return on equity of 25.46% and a net margin of 3.64%. The company’s revenue was down 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.74 earnings per share.

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Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $66.00 target price on shares of Express Scripts Holding and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Robert W. Baird upped their target price on shares of Express Scripts Holding from $57.00 to $59.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. BidaskClub cut shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Mizuho set a $67.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Express Scripts Holding has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $69.56.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of ESRX. Burt Wealth Advisors grew its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 11.4% during the 2nd quarter. Burt Wealth Advisors now owns 1,696 shares of the company’s stock worth $108,000 after buying an additional 174 shares during the period. CKW Financial Group grew its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 20.0% during the 2nd quarter. CKW Financial Group now owns 1,800 shares of the company’s stock worth $115,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the period. IHT Wealth Management LLC grew its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 8.1% during the 1st quarter. IHT Wealth Management LLC now owns 1,944 shares of the company’s stock worth $128,000 after buying an additional 145 shares during the period. First Personal Financial Services grew its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 199.1% during the 2nd quarter. First Personal Financial Services now owns 2,103 shares of the company’s stock worth $134,000 after buying an additional 1,400 shares during the period. Finally, FNY Partners Fund LP acquired a new position in shares of Express Scripts Holding during the 1st quarter worth about $138,000. Institutional investors own 88.55% of the company’s stock.

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).

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