Chesley Taft Associates buys $22,403,745 stake in Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)

Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX) : Chesley Taft Associates scooped up 62,891 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 Apr 26, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 303,862 shares of Express Scripts Holding Company which is valued at $22,403,745.Express Scripts Holding Company makes up approximately 2.37% of Chesley Taft Associates’s portfolio.

Express Scripts Holding Company closed down -0.11 points or -0.15% at $73.62 with 28,37,834 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $73.87, the shares hit an intraday low of $73.25 and an intraday high of $74.12 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Forte Capital Adv reduced its stake in ESRX by selling 1,309 shares or 2.81% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 45,261 shares of ESRX which is valued at $3,328,947. Express Scripts Holding Company makes up approx 1.44% of Forte Capital Adv’s portfolio.Warren Averett Asset Management reduced its stake in ESRX by selling 393 shares or 11.64% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 2,984 shares of ESRX which is valued at $219,473. Express Scripts Holding Company makes up approx 0.13% of Warren Averett Asset Management’s portfolio.Manning Napier Advisors boosted its stake in ESRX in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 217,844 additional shares and now holds a total of 3,655,680 shares of Express Scripts Holding Company which is valued at $259,480,166. Express Scripts Holding Company makes up approx 1.61% of Manning Napier Advisors’s portfolio.

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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