Cortland Associates INC Has Lifted Its Holding in Express Scripts Hldg Co (ESRX) by $3.18 Million

June 21, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 0.7 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.01, from 0.69 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 88 investors sold ESRX shares while 382 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 220 raised stakes. 462.03 million shares or 3.62% less from 479.40 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Agf Invests holds 230,044 shares. Burt Wealth Advisors reported 1,463 shares. One Capital Limited Com reported 33,554 shares. 147,136 were reported by Bb&T Securities Limited Com. Ota Group LP holds 10,000 shares. Credit Suisse Ag has 0.1% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 1.49M shares. Citizens Northern Corp accumulated 25,685 shares. Public Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio has invested 0.14% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Connecticut-based Cubist Systematic Strategies Llc has invested 0.12% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Sg Americas Secs Limited Liability owns 75,501 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Arcadia Inv Mi has invested 0.01% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt invested 0.13% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Barnett And Com owns 390 shares. Green Valley Investors Ltd invested in 11.68% or 3.55M shares. Mackenzie Corporation holds 0.04% or 240,472 shares.

Cortland Associates Inc increased its stake in Express Scripts Hldg Co (ESRX) by 5.52% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cortland Associates Inc bought 46,127 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.72% with the market. The institutional investor held 881,044 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $60.86M, up from 834,917 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cortland Associates Inc who had been investing in Express Scripts Hldg Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $44.58B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.93% or $0.74 during the last trading session, reaching $79.36. About 1.90M shares traded. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has risen 28.27% since June 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.70% the S&P500.

Cortland Associates Inc, which manages about $580.00M and $566.87M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Monsanto Co (NYSE:MON) by 94,734 shares to 2,173 shares, valued at $254,000 in 2018Q1, according to the filing.

More recent Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Detailed Research: Economic Perspectives on Southern, AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, International Flavors & Fragrances …” on June 12, 2018. Also Streetinsider.com published the news titled: “Bearish Options Bias Continues in Express Scripts (ESRX) Targeting Downside Potential in Shares -Susquehanna” on June 18, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Headlines Don’t Determine Stock Prices – Cramer’s Mad Money (6/12/18)” with publication date: June 13, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) Ratings Coverage

Among 14 analysts covering Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Express Scripts Holding has $96.0 highest and $77.0 lowest target. $83.22’s average target is 4.86% above currents $79.36 stock price. Express Scripts Holding had 20 analyst reports since January 5, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, March 8, the company rating was downgraded by William Blair. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, May 17. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, January 24 by Mizuho. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 11 by SunTrust. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, March 8 by Jefferies. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 9 report. On Thursday, March 29 the stock rating was maintained by William Blair with “Hold”. Mizuho maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, March 8 report. On Thursday, May 3 the stock rating was maintained by Leerink Swann with “Hold”. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has “Underperform” rating given on Thursday, February 1 by Bernstein.

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