Bridgewater Associates Lp buys $28.4 Million stake in Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)

Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) : Bridgewater Associates Lp scooped up 301,056 additional shares in Express Scripts Holding Company during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 13, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 394,218 shares of Express Scripts Holding Company which is valued at $28.4 Million.Express Scripts Holding Company makes up approximately 0.37% of Bridgewater Associates Lp’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Brandywine Trust Co sold out all of its stake in ESRX during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 2,849 shares of ESRX which is valued $205,156.Mosaic Family Wealth boosted its stake in ESRX in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 709 additional shares and now holds a total of 15,627 shares of Express Scripts Holding Company which is valued at $1.1 Million. Express Scripts Holding Company makes up approx 0.54% of Mosaic Family Wealth’s portfolio.Blackrock Japan Ltd boosted its stake in ESRX in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 43,764 additional shares and now holds a total of 901,055 shares of Express Scripts Holding Company which is valued at $64.9 Million. Express Scripts Holding Company makes up approx 0.24% of Blackrock Japan Ltd’s portfolio.Northern Capital Management boosted its stake in ESRX in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 9,540 additional shares and now holds a total of 21,220 shares of Express Scripts Holding Company which is valued at $1.6 Million. Express Scripts Holding Company makes up approx 0.69% of Northern Capital Management’s portfolio.Buckingham Asset Management boosted its stake in ESRX in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 911 additional shares and now holds a total of 8,194 shares of Express Scripts Holding Company which is valued at $599,227. Express Scripts Holding Company makes up approx 0.20% of Buckingham Asset Management’s portfolio.

Express Scripts Holding Company opened for trading at $74.42 and hit $75.51 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $74.72, with a gain of 0.50% or 0.37 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 30,51,958 shares. Company has a market cap of $47,263 M.

On the company’s financial health, Express Scripts Holding Company reported $1.22 EPS for the quarter, based on the information available during the earnings call on Apr 25, 2016. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $1.22. The company had revenue of $24792.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $25135.07 million. The company’s revenue was down -.4 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.10 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Express Scripts Holding Company. Shares were Reiterated by FBR Capital on Apr 27, 2016 to “Mkt Perform” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 75 from a previous price target of $90 .Express Scripts Holding Company was Initiated by Credit Suisse to “Outperform” on Mar 16, 2016. Mizuho Downgraded Express Scripts Holding Company on Mar 1, 2016 to ” Neutral”, Price Target of the shares are set at $77.

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