Thomas Story & Son Position in Express Scripts Holding Co (ESRX) Has Trimmed by $557,175 as Market Value Declined; Ing Groep Nv Holding in Home Depot (HD) Has Upped by $62.15 Million

June 24, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

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Thomas Story & Son Llc decreased its stake in Express Scripts Holding Co (ESRX) by 15.03% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Thomas Story & Son Llc sold 8,075 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.72% with the market. The institutional investor held 45,665 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $3.16 million, down from 53,740 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Thomas Story & Son Llc who had been investing in Express Scripts Holding Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $44.51 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.16% or $0.13 during the last trading session, reaching $79.23. About 1.32 million shares traded. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has risen 28.27% since June 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.70% the S&P500. Some Historical ESRX News: 08/03/2018 – EXPRESS SCRIPTS HOLDING CO – CIGNA EXPECTS TO HAVE A DEBT-TO-CAPITALIZATION RATIO OF ABOUT 49% FOLLOWING ACQUISITION; 22/05/2018 – Lawsuit against Express Scripts over Anthem ties dismissed; 22/05/2018 – SHAREHOLDERS HAD ACCUSED EXPRESS SCRIPTS OF INFLATING ITS SHARE PRICE BY CONCEALING ITS DETERIORATING RELATIONSHIP WITH ANTHEM, A BIG CUSTOMER; 08/03/2018 – National LTC Pharmacy Advocacy Group: Cigna/Express Scripts Deal Heightens Salience of Gottlieb Comments Regarding PBMs and “Ri; 03/05/2018 – Experts have pointed to the DOJ’s review of AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner as an example of the scrutiny Cigna and Express Scripts could face; 16/05/2018 – ValueAct Dumps Microsoft, Express Scripts — Barron’s Blog; 19/03/2018 – Cigna CEO on Express Scripts deal: ‘This is a broadening of capabilities’; 08/03/2018 – The $54 billion Cigna-Express Scripts deal is the latest move in an industry aiming to tackle soaring healthcare costs; 02/05/2018 – Express Scripts Ranked as a Top 50 Inclusive company by DiversityInc; 08/03/2018 – The Associated Press: BREAKING: Health insurer Cigna to buy pharmacy benefits manager for Express Scripts for about $52

Ing Groep Nv increased its stake in Home Depot Inc (HD) by 174.83% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ing Groep Nv bought 349,182 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.85% with the market. The institutional investor held 548,903 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $97.84M, up from 199,721 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ing Groep Nv who had been investing in Home Depot Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $227.72B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.45% or $2.9 during the last trading session, reaching $197.41. About 7.07 million shares traded or 48.60% up from the average. The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has risen 19.42% since June 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.85% the S&P500. Some Historical HD News: 09/03/2018 – RPT-Trump steel tariffs may leave these U.S. steelworkers jobless; 23/05/2018 – Lowe’s sees sales recovery, maintains annual targets; 14/03/2018 – American Cannabis Company, Inc. Secures New Online Distribution Channels with Walmart, The Home Depot and Amazon for SoHum Livi; 21/03/2018 – New York Post: Austin bomber purchased materials at Home Depot; 14/03/2018 – American Cannabis Company, Inc. Secures New Online Distribution Channels with Walmart, The Home Depot and Amazon for SoHum Living Soils and Dr. Maríjane Root Probiotic; 21/04/2018 – DJ Home Depot Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (HD); 22/05/2018 – Lowe’s Poaches Former Home Depot Executive to Take on Rival; 30/05/2018 – Home Depot Presenting at AllianceBernstein Conference Tomorrow; 09/03/2018 – Trump steel tariffs may leave these U.S. steelworkers jobless; 26/03/2018 – Lowe’s Investors Cheer New CEO Search After Trailing Home Depot

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.06, from 0.93 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 72 investors sold HD shares while 666 reduced holdings. 116 funds opened positions while 523 raised stakes. 772.16 million shares or 2.08% less from 788.59 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Birinyi Associates Incorporated invested 0.64% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Rafferty Asset Management Limited Liability Corp has 0.03% invested in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Rowland & Invest Counsel Adv reported 34,147 shares stake. Philadelphia Trust reported 6,437 shares. United Asset Strategies reported 6,076 shares stake. Trustmark National Bank Department invested in 0.38% or 19,818 shares. Howe Rusling holds 2.39% of its portfolio in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) for 74,074 shares. Gradient Invests Limited Liability Com holds 51,397 shares or 0.5% of its portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers accumulated 2.03M shares or 0.76% of the stock. Overbrook Mngmt stated it has 1,450 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Montecito Natl Bank & invested 0.15% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD). Bluestein R H accumulated 241,974 shares or 2.36% of the stock. Of Toledo Na Oh stated it has 7,480 shares or 0.35% of all its holdings. Amarillo Bancorporation stated it has 1,336 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Bessemer Group Inc Incorporated reported 0.78% in The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD).

Since February 21, 2018, it had 3 buys, and 7 sales for $46.42 million activity. The insider Campbell Ann Marie sold $7.02 million. 9,000 shares valued at $1.68 million were sold by Lennie William G. on Thursday, May 17. $187,570 worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) shares were bought by Linnartz Stephanie. BRENNEMAN GREGORY D bought $3.00M worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Wednesday, March 21. HOLIFIELD MARK sold $8.51M worth of stock. Menear Craig A also sold $20.89 million worth of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) on Wednesday, February 21.

Among 36 analysts covering The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE:HD), 25 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. The Home Depot Inc. had 121 analyst reports since August 19, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of HD in report on Friday, June 16 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) rating on Monday, September 18. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $179.0 target. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $222 target in Wednesday, January 24 report. Telsey Advisory Group maintained the shares of HD in report on Monday, December 7 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, March 21 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, August 17 by Argus Research. The rating was initiated by Gordon Haskett Capital Corporation with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 3. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 16 report. As per Monday, August 17, the company rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald. The stock of The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 13 by Robert W. Baird.

Ing Groep Nv, which manages about $5.88B and $5.52B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in International Business Machs (NYSE:IBM) by 98,730 shares to 206,902 shares, valued at $31.75 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in East West Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:EWBC) by 5,424 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 16,386 shares, and cut its stake in Carnival Corp (NYSE:CCL).

More notable recent The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Wolfe Research updates on housing starts implications” on June 20, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “Home Depot’s $1.2 Billion Investment to Amazon-Proof Its Business” published on June 23, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Home Depot Vs. Lowe’s” on May 30, 2018. More interesting news about The Home Depot, Inc. (NYSE:HD) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Bed Bath & Beyond Earnings Preview: Here’s What To Look For” published on June 23, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Better Buy: Home Depot vs. Lowe’s” with publication date: June 17, 2018.

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.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.7 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.01, from 0.69 in 2017Q4. It improved, 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. Jolley Asset Management Lc holds 257 shares. Cannell Peter B And Communications Inc has 0.4% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 153,045 shares. California State Teachers Retirement System reported 0.16% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Howard Cap Mgmt invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Cqs Cayman Lp owns 0.02% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 7,500 shares. Burney has invested 0.18% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Cap Incorporated Ca has invested 0.02% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Oakworth Capital reported 0.05% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). New York-based Lipe And Dalton has invested 1.29% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Farmers & Merchants Invs Inc invested in 0.01% or 2,877 shares. Argent Tru has invested 0.16% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Fincl Management holds 0.09% or 2,634 shares in its portfolio. Greatmark Investment Partners invested in 69,670 shares or 1.75% of the stock. Fulton Natl Bank Na has 0.14% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 28,133 shares. Nomura Asset Mgmt Ltd stated it has 0.21% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX).

Among 25 analysts covering Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX), 8 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 32% are positive. Express Scripts had 69 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 1 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy” on Wednesday, July 26. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Wednesday, July 27 by Barclays Capital. Jefferies maintained Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) rating on Tuesday, August 29. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $72.0 target. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Leerink Swann on Monday, October 5. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Monday, June 20. The firm has “Hold” rating by Mizuho given on Tuesday, October 24. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has “Sell” rating given on Friday, December 15 by Raymond James. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, July 26 by Oppenheimer. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, March 9 by Wells Fargo.

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