Country Trust Bank Has Decreased Express Scripts Holding Co (ESRX) Position by $3.70 Million

January 14, 2018 - By Vivian Park

Investors sentiment increased to 0.62 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.06, from 0.56 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 66 investors sold ESRX shares while 414 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 224 raised stakes. 486.80 million shares or 2.59% less from 499.72 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Budros Ruhlin & Roe owns 3,694 shares. Cobblestone Cap Ltd Ny has invested 0.85% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Btim has 0.03% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Michigan-based Ally has invested 0.66% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). The Illinois-based First Midwest Bank & Trust Division has invested 0.03% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Hanson Mcclain Incorporated, California-based fund reported 464 shares. Cortland Assocs Incorporated Mo reported 812,243 shares. Ameriprise Incorporated accumulated 5.23M shares. Tokio Marine Asset Mngmt Limited holds 0.05% or 4,778 shares. Raab And Moskowitz Asset Mgmt Ltd Com accumulated 10,843 shares or 0.32% of the stock. Ajo LP has 0.21% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 746,927 shares. Research Invsts reported 0.26% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Asset Mngmt reported 0% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Moreover, Associated Banc has 0.03% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 9,815 shares. Barclays Public Limited Company invested in 0.09% or 1.36M shares.

Country Trust Bank decreased its stake in Express Scripts Holding Co (ESRX) by 14.3% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Country Trust Bank sold 58,696 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.09% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 351,651 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $22.27M, down from 410,347 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Country Trust Bank who had been investing in Express Scripts Holding Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $45.80B market cap company. The stock increased 0.97% or $0.78 during the last trading session, reaching $80.87. About 3.16 million shares traded. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has declined 16.92% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.62% the S&P500.

Country Trust Bank, which manages about $2.21 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Vanguard Growth Etf (VUG) by 89,340 shares to 90,884 shares, valued at $12.07M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Walt Disney Common (NYSE:DIS) by 150,802 shares in the quarter, for a total of 162,807 shares, and has risen its stake in U.S. Bancorp New Common (NYSE:USB).

Analysts await Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) to report earnings on February, 13. They expect $2.08 earnings per share, up 10.64 % or $0.20 from last year’s $1.88 per share. ESRX’s profit will be $1.18 billion for 9.72 P/E if the $2.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.90 actual earnings per share reported by Express Scripts Holding Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.47 % EPS growth.

More important recent Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “Express Scripts approves salary terms for new CFO” on December 20, 2017, also Prnewswire.com published article titled: “Express Scripts Closes Acquisition Of eviCore; Companies Unite To Improve …”, Fool.com published: “Why Express Scripts Holding Company Broke Out in December” on January 07, 2018. More interesting news about Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) was released by: Gurufocus.com and their article: “Hikari Power Ltd Buys BHP Billiton PLC, Allergan PLC, Express Scripts Holding …” with publication date: January 12, 2018.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) Ratings Coverage

Among 24 analysts covering Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX), 10 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. Express Scripts had 52 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, December 15 the stock rating was maintained by Raymond James with “Sell”. Cowen & Co maintained Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) on Thursday, June 8 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Mizuho on Tuesday, October 24 with “Hold”. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, July 27 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Market Perform” rating by Leerink Swann given on Wednesday, March 23. RBC Capital Markets maintained Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) rating on Thursday, December 14. RBC Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $68.0 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Wednesday, July 26. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Wednesday, December 20. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, April 4. On Thursday, October 6 the stock rating was initiated by UBS with “Neutral”.

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