EagleClaw Capital Managment LLC Trims Stake in Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)

EagleClaw Capital Managment LLC lowered its holdings in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 14.1% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 37,127 shares of the company’s stock after selling 6,092 shares during the quarter. Express Scripts makes up approximately 1.3% of EagleClaw Capital Managment LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 24th biggest position. EagleClaw Capital Managment LLC’s holdings in Express Scripts were worth $2,346,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Park National Corp OH increased its position in shares of Express Scripts by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Park National Corp OH now owns 3,575 shares of the company’s stock valued at $228,000 after purchasing an additional 11 shares during the last quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust grew its stake in shares of Express Scripts by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 8,634 shares of the company’s stock valued at $551,000 after acquiring an additional 23 shares during the period. CAPROCK Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Express Scripts by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc. now owns 3,675 shares of the company’s stock valued at $235,000 after acquiring an additional 33 shares during the period. Sandy Spring Bank grew its stake in shares of Express Scripts by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Sandy Spring Bank now owns 6,464 shares of the company’s stock valued at $413,000 after acquiring an additional 37 shares during the period. Finally, Honkamp Krueger Financial Services Inc. grew its stake in shares of Express Scripts by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. Honkamp Krueger Financial Services Inc. now owns 4,762 shares of the company’s stock valued at $304,000 after acquiring an additional 38 shares during the period. 88.44% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) opened at $68.57 on Thursday. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 52 week low of $55.80 and a 52 week high of $73.42. The company has a quick ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 0.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86. The firm has a market capitalization of $38,830.00, a P/E ratio of 10.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.01 and a beta of 0.88.

Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The company reported $1.90 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.90. Express Scripts had a return on equity of 25.46% and a net margin of 3.64%. The business had revenue of $24.68 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $25.68 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.74 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Express Scripts Holding Company will post 7.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 price objective on shares of Express Scripts in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Express Scripts in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Express Scripts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $64.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Sanford C. Bernstein upgraded Express Scripts from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Express Scripts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Express Scripts presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $70.67.

In other news, VP Phyllis S. Anderson sold 643 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.37, for a total transaction of $40,103.91. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CEO Timothy C. Wentworth bought 8,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 31st. The shares were purchased at an average price of $61.13 per share, with a total value of $489,040.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 98,628 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,029,129.64. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 0.68% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Express Scripts 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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