Petrus Trust Company Lta Boosted Its Stake in Express Scripts Hldg Co (ESRX) by $4.66 Million as Market Value Declined

June 15, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

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. Lsv Asset Management holds 5.09 million shares or 0.56% of its portfolio. Hanson & Doremus has 422 shares. Fincl Mngmt Incorporated accumulated 0.09% or 2,634 shares. 2.92 million were accumulated by Tiaa Cref Mgmt Lc. Thomas White Limited stated it has 10,969 shares or 0.12% of all its holdings. Two Sigma Ltd holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 40,243 shares. Newman Dignan & Sheerar holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 3,209 shares. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Corporation reported 0.24% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). 38 were reported by St Johns Investment Ltd Limited Liability Company. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage has 0% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 554,779 shares. 13,759 are held by Com Of Oklahoma. Moreover, Cap Fund Management Sa has 0.03% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Destination Wealth Mngmt has invested 0% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Nordea Invest Mgmt holds 1.15% or 6.95 million shares. Williams Jones Assocs Ltd invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX).

Petrus Trust Company Lta increased its stake in Express Scripts Hldg Co (ESRX) by 43.88% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Petrus Trust Company Lta bought 67,600 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.72% with the market. The institutional investor held 221,665 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $15.31 million, up from 154,065 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Petrus Trust Company Lta who had been investing in Express Scripts Hldg Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $46.20 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.57% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $82.24. About 1.80M shares traded. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has risen 28.27% since June 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.70% the S&P500.

Petrus Trust Company Lta, which manages about $429.88 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Blackhawk Network Hldgs Inc (NASDAQ:HAWK) by 156,566 shares to 22,334 shares, valued at $998,000 in 2018Q1, according to the filing.

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Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) Ratings Coverage

Among 15 analysts covering Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Express Scripts has $96.0 highest and $77.0 lowest target. $83.40’s average target is 1.41% above currents $82.24 stock price. Express Scripts had 22 analyst reports since December 19, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Maxim Group downgraded Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) on Thursday, March 8 to “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, March 9 by Wells Fargo. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) earned “Hold” rating by Mizuho on Thursday, March 8. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of ESRX in report on Tuesday, January 9 with “Buy” rating. Barclays Capital maintained Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) on Thursday, May 3 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Bernstein on Monday, March 12. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Wednesday, December 20 with “Buy”. As per Thursday, January 11, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Bernstein on Thursday, February 1. The firm has “Hold” rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, March 8.

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