Marco Investment Management LLC Purchases Shares of 28,150 Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)

Marco Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 28,150 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,797,000.

A number of other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in ESRX. Dodge & Cox lifted its holdings in Express Scripts Holding by 25.7% in the second quarter. Dodge & Cox now owns 36,188,517 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,310,275,000 after acquiring an additional 7,388,021 shares during the period. Pzena Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in Express Scripts Holding in the second quarter valued at approximately $181,234,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its holdings in Express Scripts Holding by 9,353.3% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,308,239 shares of the company’s stock valued at $86,226,000 after acquiring an additional 1,294,400 shares during the period. Baupost Group LLC MA acquired a new position in Express Scripts Holding in the first quarter valued at approximately $80,978,000. Finally, Northern Trust Corp lifted its holdings in Express Scripts Holding by 12.2% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 11,068,777 shares of the company’s stock valued at $706,629,000 after acquiring an additional 1,206,980 shares during the period. 88.69% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the company. UBS AG downgraded Express Scripts Holding from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Monday. ValuEngine raised Express Scripts Holding from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Royal Bank Of Canada assumed coverage on Express Scripts Holding in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. They issued a “sector perform” rating and a $68.00 price target for the company. Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $56.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC set a $72.00 price target on Express Scripts Holding and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $69.45.

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Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) opened at 62.36 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $36.02 billion, a PE ratio of 10.82 and a beta of 0.88. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 12 month low of $57.80 and a 12 month high of $77.50. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $62.27 and its 200 day moving average price is $62.66.

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

In related news, Director Woodrow A. Myers, Jr. sold 3,900 shares of Express Scripts Holding stock in a transaction on Monday, September 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.93, for a total transaction of $249,327.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 11,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $735,195. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Everett Neville sold 1,163 shares of Express Scripts Holding stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $61.48, for a total value of $71,501.24. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 18,232 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,120,903.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found

A number of other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in ESRX. Dodge & Cox lifted its holdings in Express Scripts Holding by 25.7% in the second quarter. Dodge & Cox now owns 36,188,517 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,310,275,000 after acquiring an additional 7,388,021 shares during the period. Pzena Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in Express Scripts Holding in the second quarter valued at approximately $181,234,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC lifted its holdings in Express Scripts Holding by 9,353.3% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,308,239 shares of the company’s stock valued at $86,226,000 after acquiring an additional 1,294,400 shares during the period. Baupost Group LLC MA acquired a new position in Express Scripts Holding in the first quarter valued at approximately $80,978,000. Finally, Northern Trust Corp lifted its holdings in Express Scripts Holding by 12.2% in the second quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 11,068,777 shares of the company’s stock valued at $706,629,000 after acquiring an additional 1,206,980 shares during the period. 88.69% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the company. UBS AG downgraded Express Scripts Holding from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Monday. ValuEngine raised Express Scripts Holding from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Royal Bank Of Canada assumed coverage on Express Scripts Holding in a report on Tuesday, September 19th. They issued a “sector perform” rating and a $68.00 price target for the company. Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $56.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC set a $72.00 price target on Express Scripts Holding and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 29th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $69.45.

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Shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) opened at 62.36 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $36.02 billion, a PE ratio of 10.82 and a beta of 0.88. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 12 month low of $57.80 and a 12 month high of $77.50. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $62.27 and its 200 day moving average price is $62.66.

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

In related news, Director Woodrow A. Myers, Jr. sold 3,900 shares of Express Scripts Holding stock in a transaction on Monday, September 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.93, for a total transaction of $249,327.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 11,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $735,195. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, VP Everett Neville sold 1,163 shares of Express Scripts Holding stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $61.48, for a total value of $71,501.24. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 18,232 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,120,903.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 5,641 shares of company stock valued at $357,317. 0.68% of the stock is currently owned by 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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