Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Business | By Tara Barton

Express Scripts Holding Co (NASDAQ:ESRX): Institutional Investors Are Worried


The Stock now has a Weekly Volatility of 2.41% and Monthly Volatility of 1.92%. The company's market cap is $45.4 Billion, and the average volume is $4.12 Million. The stock decreased 0.48% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $26.86. Northern Trust Corp now owns 11,068,777 shares of the company's stock valued at $706,629,000 after purchasing an additional 1,206,980 shares in the last quarter. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has noticeable measure of stock volatility, for this average true range is an exponential moving average (14 trading days) of the True Ranges. It has underperformed by 9.07% the S&P500. Washington-based Parametric Portfolio Assoc Ltd has invested 0.09% in Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC). The firm owned 56,540,813 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 1,348,611 shares during the period.

Investment analysts at William Blair lifted their Q1 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Express Scripts in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday. Terril Brothers Inc who had been investing in Plains Gp Hldgs Lp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $13.32 billion market cap company.

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 0.77 million shares versus an average volume of 0.8 million shares during last trading session. About 6.10 million shares traded or 47.87% up from the average. (NYSE:MRK) has risen 16.86% since January 12, 2017 and is uptrending. Therefore 34% are positive. Signet Jewelers had 70 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Friday, April 29 by Raymond James. The stock has "Buy" rating by Loop Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 12. Leerink Swann has "Outperform" rating and $95.0 target. The stock has "Underweight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, June 20. The rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird on Friday, December 15 to "Outperform". (NASDAQ:IDCC) has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by Zacks. Scotia Capital upgraded it to "Sector Outperform" rating and $43 target in Thursday, January 19 report. The stock of Merck & Co., Inc.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $107,754 activity. Its up 0.06, from 0.56 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 73 investors sold AMZN shares while 549 reduced holdings. 125 funds opened positions while 635 raised stakes. Highlander Mngmt Limited Liability Corp reported 77 shares. Strs Ohio holds 362,350 shares. The stock closed maximum at $81.04 over the 52 weeks but is now -1.17% away from that point. Engineers Gate Manager Limited Partnership, New York-based fund reported 7,693 shares. Kessler Gru Ltd Liability Com invested 3.46% in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 17,891 shares. (NASDAQ:IDCC) to report earnings on February, 22. (NASDAQ:AMZN) for 233 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department reported 157,144 shares. Rosenblum Silverman Sutton S F Ca owns 13,952 shares for 5.09% of their portfolio. Lee Danner And Bass has 17,736 shares. Northcoast Asset Management Lc holds 393,661 shares. Cullinan Associates stated it has 59,115 shares or 0.25% of all its holdings. Buckhead Management Limited Liability Com holds 57,711 shares.

Capital Research Global Investors increased Snap Inc Cl A stake by 2.46M shares to 4.73M valued at $68.81M in 2017Q3.

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Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) had a decrease of 2.65% in short interest.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.62 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.20, from 0.97 in 2017Q2.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in ESRX. The firm owned $39.54 million shares of the company's stock after selling 490298 shares during the period. Psagot Investment House Limited has invested 0.09% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Blair William And Il reported 4,080 shares.

Neuberger Berman Group LLC cut its holdings in shares of Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) by 2.2% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Triangle Secs Wealth Mgmt holds 0.24% or 6,367 shares in its portfolio. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 708,955 shares of the company's stock valued at $45,260,000 after buying an additional 143,163 shares in the last quarter. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has declined 16.92% since January 11, 2017 and is downtrending. Macquarie Grp Ltd holds 3,300 shares. The ratio has increased, as 297 investment professionals increased and started new stock positions, while 474 sold and reduced their holdings in Express Scripts Holding Co. Nordea Investment Management AB lifted its holdings in Express Scripts by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. Corporate insiders own 0.54% of the company's stock. Manufacturers Life Insur Company The reported 0.02% in Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC). Mackenzie stated it has 0.12% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Mngmt Group Inc Llc has invested 0.35% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX).

Among 24 analysts covering Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX), 10 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Express Scripts had 51 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has "Buy" rating by Edward Jones on Wednesday, August 31. The company was downgraded on Monday, March 7 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, December 14. Bank of America maintained the shares of ESRX in report on Tuesday, June 7 with "Neutral" rating. The firm has "Neutral" rating by UBS given on Thursday, October 6. Citigroup maintained the shares of SIG in report on Friday, May 27 with "Buy" rating. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, October 2 by Needham.

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