Alambic Investment Management LP Raises Holdings in Express Scripts Holding (ESRX)

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The institutional investor owned 503,350 shares of the company's stock after selling 20,917 shares during the period. The First Pacific Advisors Llc holds 54,100 shares with $3.43M value, up from 40,000 last quarter.

Aaccording to the 2017 Express Scripts Drug Trend Report released today, At a time when consumers, businesses and policymakers are intensely focused on reducing prescription drug costs, Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX)'s helped employers reduce the rate of growth in per-person prescription drug spending to 1.5 percent in 2017. Stonebridge Capital Advisors LLC now owns 24,059 shares of the company's stock worth $1,536,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. About 4.19 million shares traded or 1.80% up from the average.

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Boulegeris Investments Inc increased its stake in Cbl & Assoc Pptys Inc (CBL) by 96.82% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ltd bought a new stake in shares of Express Scripts during the fourth quarter worth approximately $183,000. If the $2.39 price target is reached, the company will be worth $4.40M less. Kynikos Associates Lp who had been investing in Toyota Motor Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $202.45 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.52% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $10.05. About 8.83 million shares traded or 89.48% up from the average. Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM) has declined 15.65% since February 10, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.03% the S&P500. The firm has "Underperform" rating given on Thursday, June 16 by Bernstein. Therefore 25% are positive. Dollar Tree Inc. had 97 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NASDAQ:DLTR), 23 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 11 Hold. Argus Research maintained International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) rating on Wednesday, March 22. Buckingham Research has "Buy" rating and $111 target. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with "Neutral" on Thursday, June 2. The stock has "Equal-Weight" rating by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, January 21. They issued a "hold" rating for the company. UBS maintained the shares of DLTR in report on Friday, August 26 with "Buy" rating. SunTrust maintained it with "Hold" rating and $52.0 target in Wednesday, December 6 report. On Monday, September 25 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". The firm has "Outperform" rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, December 15.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.28 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.01, from 1.21 in 2017Q2. Investors who are keeping close eye on the stock of Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc. 62 funds opened positions while 138 raised stakes. Rhumbline Advisers reported 1.12 million shares stake. Veritas Asset Management LLP grew its stake in Express Scripts by 5.6% during the 3rd quarter. (NASDAQ:DLTR). Legal General Group Inc Public Limited Com reported 1.20 million shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Axa invested in 11,200 shares. Lee Danner Bass reported 0.12% stake. Winfield accumulated 120 shares. Leerink Swann also issued estimates for Express Scripts' Q2 2018 earnings at $2.31 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $2.45 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $2.68 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $9.30 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $10.25 EPS. Columbia Asset Mngmt invested in 10,110 shares. (NASDAQ:ALIM). New York-based Virtu Lc has invested 0% in Alimera Sciences, Inc. Rafferty Asset Mngmt Limited Liability reported 24,956 shares. Arrowstreet Cap Partnership reported 1.98M shares or 1.34% of all its holdings. Globeflex Limited Partnership invested in 2,934 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Ray Gerald L Associate invested in 0.29% or 36,920 shares.

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Tnb Financial, which manages about $602.89M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Royal Dutch Shell Plc Spon Adr B by 9,675 shares to 139,720 shares, valued at $8.74 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Adage Capital Partners Gp Llc sold 228,100 shares as the company's stock declined 14.09% while stock markets rallied. The Texas-based Syntal Capital Limited Co has invested 0.22% in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Its up 0.57, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 79 investors sold ORLY shares while 194 reduced holdings.

Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Pzena Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Express Scripts by 2.6% during the 4th quarter. (NASDAQ:ALIM). Deutsche Bancorp Ag reported 192,103 shares. Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Wi has invested 0.93% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Parsec Fincl Incorporated owns 15,686 shares or 0.07% of their U.S. portfolio. Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance has 2,931 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Blair William Commerce Il invested in 0.32% or 671,400 shares. If you are reading this report on another website, it was illegally stolen and reposted in violation of USA & worldwide copyright and trademark laws. Nelson Roberts Investment Advisors Ltd Liability invested in 3,050 shares. 7,363 were accumulated by Tnb Fin. The Missouri-based Acropolis Inv Mgmt Limited Liability has invested 0.03% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Srb reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). 7,755 were accumulated by Parkside Financial Bank & Tru.

Express Scripts Holding (NASDAQ:ESRX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. Company fiscal year is ending in December and analysts' consensus recommendation is 1.75 for ESRX and estimated EPS for next quarter is 6.02. The 1-year low was reported on Feb, 9 by Barchart.com.

Among 24 analysts covering Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX), 11 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Alambic Investment Management L.P.'s holdings in Express Scripts were worth $5,572,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. BidaskClub downgraded Express Scripts from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Jefferies maintained the shares of TM in report on Friday, November 10 with "Hold" rating. The rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research to "Outperform" on Monday, February 20. Barclays Capital maintained Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) on Wednesday, July 27 with "Overweight" rating.

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