Oak Associates Ltd. OH Raises Position in Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)

Oak Associates Ltd. OH raised its holdings in shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 1.2% in the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 162,528 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,900 shares during the period. Oak Associates Ltd. OH’s holdings in Express Scripts Holding were worth $10,291,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of the stock. Park National Corp OH boosted its holdings in Express Scripts Holding by 0.3% during the second quarter. Park National Corp OH now owns 3,575 shares of the company’s stock worth $228,000 after buying an additional 11 shares in the last quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust lifted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Parkside Financial Bank & Trust now owns 8,634 shares of the company’s stock valued at $551,000 after acquiring an additional 23 shares in the last quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. lifted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. Carroll Financial Associates Inc. now owns 3,186 shares of the company’s stock valued at $203,000 after acquiring an additional 30 shares in the last quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc. lifted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.9% in the 2nd quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc. now owns 3,675 shares of the company’s stock valued at $235,000 after acquiring an additional 33 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Sandy Spring Bank lifted its position in shares of Express Scripts Holding by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. Sandy Spring Bank now owns 6,464 shares of the company’s stock valued at $413,000 after acquiring an additional 37 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.44% of the company’s stock.

ESRX has been the subject of several research analyst reports. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating and issued a $56.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Jefferies Group LLC set a $72.00 price target on shares of Express Scripts Holding and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 29th. Raymond James Financial, Inc. restated an “underperform” rating on shares of Express Scripts Holding in a research report on Monday, October 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Express Scripts Holding from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $69.53.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) traded down $0.16 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $60.09. 1,525,157 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,105,931. The company has a market cap of $34,120.00, a P/E ratio of 8.90, a P/E/G ratio of 0.90 and a beta of 0.88. The company has a quick ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 0.73 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86. Express Scripts Holding Company has a fifty-two week low of $55.80 and a fifty-two week high of $77.50.

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

In other news, VP Phyllis S. Anderson sold 643 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.37, for a total transaction of $40,103.91. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, CEO Timothy C. Wentworth purchased 8,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 31st. The shares were acquired at an average price of $61.13 per share, for a total transaction of $489,040.00. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 98,628 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,029,129.64. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 6,284 shares of company stock worth $397,421 in the last 90 days. 0.68% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Express Scripts Holding 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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