Big Money Positive on Express Scripts Holding Co (NASDAQ:ESRX), Sentiment at 0.69

May 16, 2018 - By Russell Jones

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Positions for Express Scripts Holding Co (NASDAQ:ESRX)

“Big money sentiment for Express Scripts Holding Co (NASDAQ:ESRX) in Q4 2017 increased to 0.69, according to SEC.gov filings. So its up 0.06, from 2017Q3’s 0.63. 324 hedge funds started new or increased stock positions, while 472 reduced and sold their positions in Express Scripts Holding Co so the sentiment is more positive. Funds own 479.26 million shares, down from 486.65 million shares in 2017Q3. Funds holding Express Scripts Holding Co in top 10 increased from 18 to 23 for an increase of 5. 68 Investors Sold All; 404 Reduced Holdings; 214 increased holdings while 110 hedge funds bought holdings.

Largest Express Scripts Holding Co Shareholders

Bloombergsen Inc. owns 2.65 million shares in Express Scripts Holding Co as of Q4 2017. Express Scripts Holding Co’s shareholder Green Valley Investors Llc owns 3.55 million shares as of Q4 2017. In addition, Cortland Associates Inc Mo reported 834,917 shares in Express Scripts Holding Co equivalent to 11.35% of its fund portfolio. The New York-based fund Chieftain Capital Management Inc. have invested about 9.21% of the fund’s stock portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Co. The United Kingdom-based fund Cedar Rock Capital Ltd looks positive on Express Scripts Holding Co, possessing 4.88 million shares.

Express Scripts Holding Company operates as a pharmacy benefit management firm in the United States, Canada, and Europe.The company has $41.42 billion market cap. It operates in two divisions, PBM and Other Business Operations.9.53 is the P/E ratio. The PBM segment offers clinical solutions, specialized pharmacy care, home delivery and specialty pharmacy, retail network pharmacy administration, benefit design consultation, drug utilization review, drug formulary management, administration of a group purchasing organization, and consumer health and drug information services.

The stock increased 0.67% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $73.73.Express Scripts Holding Company has volume of 1.32M shares. Since May 16, 2017 ESRX has risen 8.93% and is uptrending. The stock underperformed the S&P 500 by 2.62%.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX)’s quarterly earnings will be reported on July, 24., Zacks reports. Last year’s EPS was $1.73, while now analysts expect change of 29.48 % up from current $2.24 EPS. If ESRX’s EPS is $2.24 the profit will hit $1.26 billion for 8.23 P/E. Analysts at Wall Street see Express Scripts Holding Company’s 26.55 % EPS growth compared to $1.77 EPS for last quarter.

Raymond James Fincl Serv Advisors Inc holds 224,857 shs. Rfg Advisory Grp Limited Liability Company, Alabama-based fund reported 4,477 shs. Schroder Invest Grp Incorporated stated it has 0.36% of its capital in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). First Eagle Invest Management Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) or 1,168 shs. Tocqueville Asset Ltd Partnership owns 26,933 shs. Godshalk Welsh Cap Mngmt, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 2,700 shs. Maryland Mngmt reported 18,186 shs. Dowling And Yahnke has 23,774 shs for 0.16% of their capital. Royal National Bank Of Canada holds 0.02% or 620,861 shs. One Mngmt Ltd Liability Co invested in 0.53% or 35,581 shs. Liberty Mutual Gru Asset Management reported 0.05% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Lincoln Natl invested 0.01% of its capital in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Millennium Mgmt Ltd Liability owns 3.49 million shs or 0.36% of their US capital. Prudential Incorporated reported 3.67 million shs. South State reported 0.59% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX).

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) Ratings Coverage

In total 16 analysts cover Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX). “Buy” rating has 5, “Sell” are 2, while 9 are “Hold”. (NASDAQ:ESRX) has 31% bullish analysts. 28 are the (NASDAQ:ESRX)’s ratings reports on 16 May 2018 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. In Tuesday, January 9 report Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating. On Monday, March 12 the firm has “Market Perform” rating given by Bernstein. On Wednesday, January 31 the company was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets. On Thursday, March 8 the stock has “Hold” rating by Maxim Group. The stock rating was downgraded by Bernstein to “Underperform” on Thursday, February 1. On Thursday, May 3 the stock has “Hold” rating by Leerink Swann. On Wednesday, December 20 the rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy”. On Friday, December 15 Raymond James maintained the shares of ESRX in report with “Sell” rating. On Thursday, March 8 the firm has “Hold” rating given by Jefferies. On Tuesday, January 30 the firm has “Sell” rating by Bernstein given.

For more Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) news brought out briefly go to: Bizjournals.com, Streetinsider.com, Streetinsider.com, Nasdaq.com or Gurufocus.com. The titles are as follows: “Moody’s likes the upward financial trend at this Lakeland pharmacy benefits manager” brought out on May 16, 2018, “ValueAct’s 13F Shows New Stake in SLM Corp (SLM), Confirms Increase in Citi (C), Exits Microsoft (MSFT) (more…)” on May 15, 2018, “Glenview Capital Enters AmerisourceBergen (ABC), Express Scripts (ESRX), T-Mobile (TMUS) (more…) -13F” with a publish date: May 15, 2018, “Even After Earnings Beat, Cigna Corporation Stock Still Looks Stuck” and the last “Merger Arbitrage Positions Dominate Seth Klarman’s Equity Portfolio” with publication date: May 16, 2018.

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