Tudor Investment Corp ET AL Has $15.49 Million Stake in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX)

Tudor Investment Corp ET AL increased its position in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 274.3% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 234,995 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 172,209 shares during the period. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding were worth $15,489,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Hancock Holding Co. boosted its position in Express Scripts Holding by 9.9% in the first quarter. Hancock Holding Co. now owns 183,489 shares of the company’s stock worth $12,094,000 after buying an additional 16,536 shares during the last quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp boosted its position in Express Scripts Holding by 28.8% in the first quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 373,636 shares of the company’s stock worth $24,626,000 after buying an additional 83,568 shares during the last quarter. Twin Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in Express Scripts Holding by 0.8% in the first quarter. Twin Capital Management Inc. now owns 46,560 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,069,000 after buying an additional 360 shares during the last quarter. Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc. boosted its position in Express Scripts Holding by 6.9% in the first quarter. Wilkins Investment Counsel Inc. now owns 118,336 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,800,000 after buying an additional 7,630 shares during the last quarter. Finally, ACR Alpine Capital Research LLC boosted its position in Express Scripts Holding by 6.3% in the first quarter. ACR Alpine Capital Research LLC now owns 1,463,799 shares of the company’s stock worth $96,479,000 after buying an additional 87,292 shares during the last quarter. 90.20% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) traded down 1.14% during trading on Thursday, reaching $60.50. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,196,281 shares. The firm has a market cap of $34.94 billion, a PE ratio of 10.50 and a beta of 0.90. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 12 month low of $57.80 and a 12 month high of $77.61. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $62.96 and its 200-day moving average price is $64.58.

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

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A number of research analysts have issued reports on the company. Bank of America Corporation reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $77.00 target price on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research note on Tuesday, April 25th. Cowen and Company decreased their target price on Express Scripts Holding from $90.00 to $83.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, April 25th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research note on Tuesday, April 25th. Mizuho decreased their target price on Express Scripts Holding from $76.00 to $61.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, April 25th. Finally, UBS AG set a $71.00 target price on Express Scripts Holding and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 25th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Express Scripts Holding currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $70.81.

In other Express Scripts Holding news, VP Phyllis S. Anderson sold 1,100 shares of Express Scripts Holding stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $60.08, for a total transaction of $66,088.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 11,108 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $667,368.64. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. 0.68% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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

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