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Westwood Holdings Group Inc. Increases Stake in Express Scripts Holding Company (ESRX)

30 October 2017

Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Express Scripts Holding from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. acquired a new position in Express Scripts Holding in the third quarter valued at about $3,708,000. Express Scripts Holding comprises 2.5% of Brandes Investment Partners LP's holdings, making the stock its 10th largest position. It closed at $62.19 lastly. Capital Counsel Llc who had been investing in Express Scripts Holding Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $35.22 billion market cap company. It has underperformed by 33.62% the S&P500. Express Scripts Holding makes up approximately 1.9% of Americafirst Capital Management LLC's holdings, making the stock its 4th biggest holding. About 1.06M shares traded. It closed at $197.75 lastly. Cyberark Software Ltd (NASDAQ:CYBR) has risen 9.69% since October 30, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.96% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.56 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.34, from 1.7 in 2017Q1. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has declined 16.92% since October 29, 2016 and is downtrending. Finally, Northern Trust Corp raised its stake in Express Scripts Holding by 12.2% in the second quarter. The company reported $1.90 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting analysts' consensus estimates of $1.90. Buckhead Cap Management Ltd has invested 1.07% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Davenport & Co Limited Liability Com, Virginia-based fund reported 10,351 shares. California State Teachers Retirement System reported 1.15 million shares stake. Intrust Bank Na holds 0.15% in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) or 7,195 shares. Citigroup, New York-based fund reported 744,827 shares. National Asset Mngmt reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Moreover, Capital Planning Advisors Ltd Llc has 0.75% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). 1832 Asset Management Ltd Partnership holds 4,894 shares or 0% of its portfolio. The stock grabbed 71 new institutional investments totaling 5,766,191 shares while 109 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 11,740,974 shares. Argi Ser Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 0.02% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Pinnacle Prtn stated it has 21,670 shares. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft Mbh has 188,354 shares for 0.53% of their portfolio. Cambridge Invest Research invested in 0.05% or 50,575 shares. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 18,232 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,120,903.36. Da Davidson And Commerce reported 0.21% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX).

Analysts have given a mean recommendation of 2.90 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Therefore 29% are positive. ACI Worldwide had 7 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with "Underweight" on Thursday, August 10. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Thursday, June 1 with "Buy". The stock of ACI Worldwide Inc (NASDAQ:ACIW) has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, December 11 by Credit Suisse. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 252,263 shares of the company's stock valued at $15,973,000 after buying an additional 33,269 shares in the last quarter. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. Leerink Swann has "Outperform" rating and $95.0 target. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Friday, November 13 by Topeka Capital Markets. The firm has "Market Perform" rating by Leerink Swann given on Tuesday, January 19. Baupost Group LLC MA bought a new position in Express Scripts Holding during the first quarter valued at $80,978,000. (NYSE:JWN) to report $0.64 EPS on November, 9.They anticipate $0.20 EPS change or 23.81% from last quarter's $0.84 EPS. ULTI's profit will be $3.28M for 449.43 P/E if the $0.11 EPS becomes a reality. After having $0.65 EPS previously, Nordstrom, Inc.'s analysts see -1.54% EPS growth. Wells Fargo downgraded Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) on Wednesday, March 15 to "Underperform" rating. Therefore 51% are positive. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, June 26 by SunTrust. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Monday, February 27 report. The rating was initiated by Pacific Crest with "Overweight" on Tuesday, September 20. On Friday, May 26 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy". The company was maintained on Thursday, October 12 by Mizuho. The company presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $82.05. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, June 29. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 18 by Barclays Capital. The stock increased 0.11% or $0.08 on October 27, reaching $73.87. It also reduced Ggp Inc stake by 94,510 shares and now owns 9,997 shares. Royal Dutch Shell B was raised too. Williams Jones Associate Llc has invested 1.96% in Amazon.com, Inc. Its up 0.14, from 0.93 in 2017Q1. Menora Mivtachim Holdings Ltd sold 482,020 shares as Cyberark Software Ltd (NASDAQ:CYBR)'s stock declined 11.21%. 72 funds opened positions while 315 raised stakes. Westwood Gp reported 85,500 shares. The Veritas Asset Management Llp holds 8.19 million shares with $523.01M value, up from 7.24 million last quarter. Ftb Advisors holds 0.14% or 18,612 shares. Azimuth Ltd Liability Co accumulated 34,115 shares. The stock rose 2.01% or $1.61 reaching $81.9 per share.