Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) Shares Sold by RFG Advisory Group LLC

RFG Advisory Group LLC lowered its position in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 20.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 3,845 shares of the company’s stock after selling 994 shares during the period. RFG Advisory Group LLC’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding were worth $254,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. increased its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 53.1% in the first quarter. Dubuque Bank & Trust Co. now owns 1,753 shares of the company’s stock worth $116,000 after buying an additional 608 shares during the period. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Express Scripts Holding during the first quarter worth $121,000. Capital Analysts LLC increased its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 5.6% in the first quarter. Capital Analysts LLC now owns 1,877 shares of the company’s stock worth $124,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the period. Pinnacle Bank acquired a new position in shares of Express Scripts Holding during the first quarter worth $143,000. Finally, Oakworth Capital Inc. increased its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 7.0% in the first quarter. Oakworth Capital Inc. now owns 2,362 shares of the company’s stock worth $155,000 after buying an additional 155 shares during the period. 90.24% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) traded down 0.79% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $60.56. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,382,740 shares. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $62.23 and a 200 day moving average price of $64.20. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 12 month low of $57.80 and a 12 month high of $77.61. The company has a market cap of $34.98 billion, a PE ratio of 10.51 and a beta of 0.90.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last announced its earnings results 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. Express Scripts Holding had a net margin of 3.50% and a return on equity of 25.58%. The company had revenue of $25.35 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $25.52 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.57 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Express Scripts Holding Company will post $6.99 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Edward Jones downgraded Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 26th. Morgan Stanley upped their target price on Express Scripts Holding from $52.00 to $57.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Needham & Company LLC started coverage on Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Friday, July 21st. They issued a “hold” rating on the stock. Finally, UBS AG set a $71.00 target price on Express Scripts Holding and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $71.17.

About Express Scripts Holding

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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