Riverhead Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding Co (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 12.0% in the 3rd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 32,719 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,511 shares during the period. Riverhead Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Express Scripts were worth $3,109,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in ESRX. Acadian Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Express Scripts during the 2nd quarter valued at about $314,000. Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. grew its stake in Express Scripts by 3,048.1% during the 2nd quarter. Migdal Insurance & Financial Holdings Ltd. now owns 1,637 shares of the company’s stock valued at $126,000 after acquiring an additional 1,585 shares in the last quarter. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. grew its stake in Express Scripts by 44.7% during the 2nd quarter. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. now owns 32,125 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,480,000 after acquiring an additional 9,925 shares in the last quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. grew its stake in Express Scripts by 10.5% during the 2nd quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 13,019 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,005,000 after acquiring an additional 1,238 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL grew its stake in Express Scripts by 1,822.9% during the 2nd quarter. Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL now owns 67,300 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,196,000 after acquiring an additional 63,800 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.02% of the company’s stock.
Express Scripts stock opened at $95.85 on Friday. Express Scripts Holding Co has a 1-year low of $66.93 and a 1-year high of $101.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.77 and a quick ratio of 0.65. The company has a market capitalization of $55.25 billion, a PE ratio of 13.50, a PEG ratio of 1.23 and a beta of 0.88.
Several analysts recently issued reports on ESRX shares. BidaskClub raised shares of Express Scripts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 18th. ValuEngine raised shares of Express Scripts from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, September 17th. Credit Suisse Group cut shares of Express Scripts from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their price objective for the company from $90.00 to $96.50 in a research note on Tuesday, September 18th. Mizuho set a $101.00 price objective on shares of Express Scripts and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, November 5th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada upped their price objective on shares of Express Scripts to $94.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, August 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Express Scripts has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $92.14.
In other news, Director Mahon Thomas P. Mac sold 5,234 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $99.50, for a total value of $520,783.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 0.79% of the company’s stock.
Express Scripts Profile
Express Scripts Holding Company operates as a pharmacy benefit management (PBM) company in the United States and Canada. The company's PBM segment offers clinical solutions; and specialized pharmacy care, home delivery and specialty pharmacy, retail network pharmacy administration, benefit design consultation, drug utilization review, drug formulary management, public exchange, administration of group purchasing organization, and digital consumer health and drug information services.
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