Express Scripts (ESRX) Updates FY18 Earnings Guidance

Daniel Fowler
May 3, 2018

The institutional investor held 168,828 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $12.60M, up from 162,528 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Baupost Group Llc who had been investing in Express Scripts Hldg Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $42.60B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.39% or $0.59 during the last trading session, reaching $151.33. It has underperformed by 2.62% the S&P500. Baupost Group Llc sold 250,435 shares as the company's stock declined 5.58% with the market. The hedge fund run by Eric Bannasch held 1.62M shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $112.23 million, up from 1.46M at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock had a trading volume of 3,381,359 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,859,217. It has outperformed by 57.57% the S&P500.

The net percent change held by Institutional Investors has seen a change of 0.17% in last three month period. Its up 0.07, from 0.62 in 2017Q3.

As of late, the Street has taken a bit closer look at shares of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX).

Cobblestone Capital Advisors LLC NY raised its stake in shares of Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 0.9% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company is estimating to achieve earnings per share (EPS) growth of -98.70% in this year and the earnings per share (EPS) growth expected to be 22.50% in the next year. 2,524 are held by Trust Department Mb Commercial Bank N A. 3,024 are owned by Fairfield Bush Co.

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Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) soared 1.65% year-to-date. Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Ltd Co holds 0.03% or 6,360 shares in its portfolio. Clark Mgmt Group stated it has 0.54% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Bb&T holds 0.08% or 60,303 shares. Atria Investments LLC now owns 15,078 shares of the company's stock worth $1,042,000 after acquiring an additional 2,738 shares during the last quarter. The New York-based Cibc Ww Markets Corporation has invested 0.13% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Segall Bryant Hamill Lc holds 0% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 2,823 shares. The stock has "Buy" rating by Maxim Group on Tuesday, July 18. Godsey & Gibb Associate holds 161,557 shares. Schwab Charles Invest holds 0.23% or 3.85 million shares in its portfolio.

Koch Industries Inc, which manages about $684.18 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Hillenbrand Inc (NYSE:HI) by 7,543 shares to 14,893 shares, valued at $666,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Tr (IWR) by 1,610 shares in the quarter, for a total of 4,705 shares, and has risen its stake in Ishares Tr (CSJ). BidaskClub lowered shares of Express Scripts from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Therefore 67% are positive. Express Scripts had 66 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Buy" rating by SunTrust given on Thursday, January 11. Deutsche Bank upgraded it to "Hold" rating and $70 target in Friday, November 4 report.

In other news, VP Everett Neville sold 4,895 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 1st. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) earned "Underperform" rating by Raymond James on Monday, October 9. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Hold" on Thursday, January 25. The company was maintained on Friday, December 15 by Jefferies. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has "Buy" rating given on Friday, May 26 by Jefferies. It also increased its holding in Veritiv Corp (NYSE:VRTV) by 587,761 shares in the quarter, for a total of 3.64M shares, and has risen its stake in Allergan Plc. Therefore 73% are positive. The company was maintained on Monday, October 5 by Leerink Swann. (NASDAQ:AKRX) has "Neutral" rating given on Tuesday, July 21 by Susquehanna. The stock of Tableau Software, Inc. "Ultimately, through all this investigation into the company's performance the analyst decides whether their stock is a "buy", sell" or hold". KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded Tableau Software, Inc. The stock has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, September 7. (NASDAQ:AKRX) has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, August 8 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight" on Thursday, February 18. Insiders own 0.68% of the company's stock. Shelter Mutual Ins invested in 1.85% or 82,962 shares. Olsavsky Brian T also sold $3.42 million worth of Amazon.com, Inc. $363,742 worth of Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) was sold by Shifke Mark L on Monday, February 12. 544 shares were sold by Reynolds Shelley, worth $795,502.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.63 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.14, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 69 investors sold AMZN shares while 578 reduced holdings. California State Teachers Retirement Systems reported 1.11 million shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 7,304,973 shares of the company's stock worth $462,551,000 after purchasing an additional 188,528 shares in the last quarter. 1,665 were accumulated by West Oak Capital. (NASDAQ:AMZN) or 718,498 shares. Numeric Ltd accumulated 3,500 shares. 43,672 were reported by Cambridge Inv Advsrs Incorporated. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 0% of its portfolio in Tableau Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 5,000 shares. Alps Advsr Inc invested in 5,166 shares. Nomura Asset Management Limited invested in 0.15% or 84,295 shares.

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