American Beacon Advisors INC Raised Its Express Scripts Holding Co (ESRX) Holding by $90.99 Million

April 21, 2018 - By Darrin Black

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.69 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.07, from 0.62 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 68 investors sold ESRX shares while 407 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 216 raised stakes. 479.40 million shares or 1.52% less from 486.80 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Citizens & Northern Corp holds 24,911 shares. Pillar Pacific Capital Management Limited Liability Corporation has 0.25% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Illinois-based Citadel Advsrs Limited Liability Company has invested 0.06% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). M&R Capital Mngmt accumulated 0.3% or 17,338 shares. Clark Estates New York invested in 53,000 shares or 0.65% of the stock. Adage Prtn Group Ltd Liability Corporation reported 865,050 shares stake. Cornerstone Advisors has invested 0.17% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Muhlenkamp & holds 60,439 shares or 1.33% of its portfolio. Live Your Vision Lc invested in 0.17% or 6,441 shares. Perkins Coie Com accumulated 1,277 shares. Columbia Asset Mngmt reported 9,584 shares. Price Cap Management invested 0.61% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Oppenheimer holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 26,073 shares. First Personal Fincl Svcs has invested 0.01% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky, a Kentucky-based fund reported 240,151 shares.

American Beacon Advisors Inc increased its stake in Express Scripts Holding Co (ESRX) by 79.57% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. American Beacon Advisors Inc bought 1,219 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.58% with the market. The institutional investor held 2,751 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $205.34 million, up from 1,532 at the end of the previous reported quarter. American Beacon Advisors Inc who had been investing in Express Scripts Holding Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $41.27 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.37% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $73.49. About 1.80M shares traded. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has risen 8.93% since April 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.62% the S&P500.

American Beacon Advisors Inc, which manages about $52.95 billion and $9.35 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Boeing Co/The (NYSE:BA) by 596 shares to 782 shares, valued at $230.62 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Altria Group Inc (NYSE:MO) by 1,197 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1,094 shares, and cut its stake in Avery Dennison Corp (NYSE:AVY).

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) Ratings Coverage

Among 15 analysts covering Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Express Scripts had 29 analyst reports since October 24, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, December 15 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Outperform” on Wednesday, January 31. RBC Capital Markets maintained Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) on Thursday, December 14 with “Hold” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $66.0 target in Wednesday, October 25 report. William Blair downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, March 8 report. The rating was maintained by William Blair with “Hold” on Thursday, March 29. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, March 8. Robert W. Baird upgraded the shares of ESRX in report on Friday, December 15 to “Outperform” rating. The rating was downgraded by Maxim Group to “Hold” on Thursday, March 8. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) earned “Market Perform” rating by Bernstein on Wednesday, December 6.

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