Dodge & Cox Adjusts Its Ownership in Express Scripts (ESRX) Stock Last Quarter

Henrietta Strickland
November 17, 2017

Express Scripts Holding Company has 572.98 million shares outstanding, and in the last trade has seen ATR around 1.52. The stock rose 4.03% or $2.42 reaching $62.47. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $61.13 per share, with a total value of $489,040.00. The legal version of this news story can be accessed at https://weekherald.com/2017/11/16/express-scripts-holding-company-esrx-holdings-lifted-by-bt-investment-management-ltd.html. It has underperformed by 33.62% the S&P500.

Df Dent & Co Inc decreased its stake in Moodys Corp (MCO) by 2.27% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Insiders have sold 6,284 shares of company stock valued at $397,421 over the last three months. The Ws Management Lllp holds 273,500 shares with $17.46 million value, down from 860,000 last quarter. Towerview Llc who had been investing in Brt Apartments Corp Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $144.60M market cap company. Edgemoor Inv Advisors holds 1.63% or 186,578 shares. Verso Corporation (NYSE:VRS) has 0.00% since November 16, 2016 and is. It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 11 analysts covering Moody's (NYSE:MCO), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive.

ESRX has been the subject of several research reports. Piper Jaffray maintained it with "Hold" rating and $149.0 target in Wednesday, October 4 report. BWS Financial upgraded the shares of VRS in report on Wednesday, October 18 to "Strong Buy" rating. Maxim Group maintained the shares of ESRX in report on Tuesday, July 18 with "Buy" rating. The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $80.28. The company was downgraded on Monday, June 20 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has "Neutral" rating by UBS given on Thursday, October 6. TD Securities maintained it with "Hold" rating and $7 target in Friday, December 16 report. On September 19, 2017 Royal Bank Of Canada updated its forecast on ESRX with a rating of "Sector Perform". They expect $2.06 earnings per share, up 9.57% or $0.18 from last year's $1.88 per share. ESRX's profit will be $1.18 billion for 7.25 P/E if the $2.06 EPS becomes a reality. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.74 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Express Scripts Holding Company will post 7.01 earnings per share for the current year. Its down 0.07, from 0.63 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 113 investors sold ESRX shares while 436 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 234 raised stakes.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) slipped over -0.33% at $60.05. 27,341 are owned by Btim Corp. Hills State Bank And Trust owns 28,958 shares or 0.6% of their U.S. portfolio. Loews Corp sold 247,835 shares as Express Scripts Holding Co (ESRX)'s stock declined 14.09%. Ycg Ltd Liability Corporation holds 57,421 shares. Highbridge Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.15% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) or 160,760 shares. 9,166 are owned by Eaton Vance Management. Seaward Ltd Partnership holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 11,077 shares. Hyman Charles D holds 0.63% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 77,384 shares. About 3.68 million shares traded. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86, a current ratio of 0.73 and a quick ratio of 0.61. University Of Notre Dame Du Lac owns 70,643 shares.

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Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. Conning Inc invested in 0.02% or 3,773 shares.

October 9 investment analysts at Raymond James Financial maintained a "Underperform" rating on the company.

Among 6 analysts covering Transat (TSE:TRZ), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. The rating was initiated by FBR Capital with "Buy" on Thursday, October 26. It also upped Sanfilippo John B & Son Inc (NASDAQ:JBSS) stake by 26,735 shares and now owns 31,650 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.11, from 1.01 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 42 investors sold MCO shares while 163 reduced holdings. Synovus Finl Corp (NYSE:SNV) was raised too. Tiaa Cref Investment Limited Liability holds 385,362 shares. Federated Invsts Pa accumulated 0% or 1,681 shares. Price Michael F has 168,369 shares. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital to "Equal Weight" on Tuesday, January 10. Northern Trust reported 0% stake. 37,657 were reported by Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi. Wellington Mngmt Grp Llp owns 5,684 shares for 0% of their portfolio. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Express Scripts Holding from a "sell" rating to a "strong sell" rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Oppenheimer And Close Lc, New York-based fund reported 187,192 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity Mgmt stated it has 233,450 shares or 0.32% of all its holdings. Brandywine Invest Management Limited Liability reported 5,996 shares stake. Koch Incorporated reported 537,004 shares.

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