Exencial Wealth Advisors LLC Invests $1.20 Million in Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)

Exencial Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund bought 18,995 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,203,000.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Burt Wealth Advisors lifted its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 11.4% in the 2nd 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 last quarter. CKW Financial Group lifted its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 20.0% in the 2nd 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 last quarter. IHT Wealth Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 8.1% in the 1st 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 last quarter. FNY Partners Fund LP bought a new stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding in the 1st quarter valued at about $138,000. Finally, First Personal Financial Services lifted its stake in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 199.1% in the 2nd 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 last quarter. 89.34% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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A number of research firms have recently weighed in on ESRX. ValuEngine raised Express Scripts Holding from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a report on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub downgraded Express Scripts Holding from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. restated an “underperform” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a report on Monday, October 9th. Finally, UBS AG downgraded Express Scripts Holding from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating in a report on Monday, October 9th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $69.53.

In related 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 value of $36,489.14. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 10,530 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $664,758.90. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Woodrow A. Myers, Jr. sold 3,900 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $63.93, for a total value of $249,327.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 11,500 shares in the company, valued at $735,195. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 6,284 shares of company stock worth $397,421 in the last 90 days. 0.68% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) traded down $0.51 during trading on Monday, hitting $61.94. The company had a trading volume of 3,046,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,096,019. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a current ratio of 0.73 and a quick ratio of 0.61. The stock has a market cap of $35,080.00, a P/E ratio of 9.06, a P/E/G ratio of 0.91 and a beta of 0.88. Express Scripts Holding Company has a 52 week low of $55.80 and a 52 week high of $77.50.

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

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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