Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) Shares Sold by Wellington Shields & Co. LLC

Wellington Shields & Co. LLC lowered its holdings in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 2.6% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 102,147 shares of the company’s stock after selling 2,679 shares during the period. Express Scripts Holding accounts for 2.1% of Wellington Shields & Co. LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 4th biggest position. Wellington Shields & Co. LLC’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding were worth $6,468,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors have also made changes to their positions in ESRX. Burt Wealth Advisors grew its position in Express Scripts Holding by 11.4% during the second quarter. Burt Wealth Advisors now owns 1,696 shares of the company’s stock valued at $108,000 after acquiring an additional 174 shares during the period. CKW Financial Group grew its position in Express Scripts Holding by 20.0% during the second quarter. CKW Financial Group now owns 1,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $115,000 after acquiring an additional 300 shares during the period. IHT Wealth Management LLC grew its position in Express Scripts Holding by 8.1% during the first quarter. IHT Wealth Management LLC now owns 1,944 shares of the company’s stock valued at $128,000 after acquiring an additional 145 shares during the period. FNY Partners Fund LP purchased a new stake in Express Scripts Holding during the first quarter valued at about $138,000. Finally, First Personal Financial Services grew its position in Express Scripts Holding by 199.1% during the second quarter. First Personal Financial Services now owns 2,103 shares of the company’s stock valued at $134,000 after acquiring an additional 1,400 shares during the period. 89.44% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ ESRX) traded down $0.77 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $60.11. The company had a trading volume of 1,092,397 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,112,452. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a quick ratio of 0.61 and a current ratio of 0.73. Express Scripts Holding Company has a fifty-two week low of $55.80 and a fifty-two week high of $77.50. The firm has a market capitalization of $34,010.70, a PE ratio of 8.78, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.89 and a beta of 0.88.

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

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on ESRX shares. Needham & Company LLC started coverage on Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Friday, July 21st. They set a “hold” rating for the company. BidaskClub downgraded Express Scripts Holding from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Morgan Stanley boosted their price target 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. Jefferies Group LLC set a $72.00 price target on Express Scripts Holding and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reissued a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Express Scripts Holding currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $69.53.

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In other Express Scripts Holding news, VP Phyllis S. Anderson sold 578 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.13, for a total transaction of $36,489.14. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 10,530 shares in the company, valued at $664,758.90. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, VP Everett Neville sold 1,163 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.48, for a total value of $71,501.24. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 18,232 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,120,903.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 6,284 shares of company stock worth $397,421 in the last 90 days. 0.68% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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

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