Roberts Glore & Company Has Decreased Express Scripts Hldg Co (ESRX) Stake; 13 Bullish Analysts Covering Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (AAP)

December 10, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

Roberts Glore & Company Inc decreased Express Scripts Hldg Co (ESRX) stake by 38% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Roberts Glore & Company Inc sold 6,460 shares as Express Scripts Hldg Co (ESRX)’s stock declined 14.09%. The Roberts Glore & Company Inc holds 10,540 shares with $673,000 value, down from 17,000 last quarter. Express Scripts Hldg Co now has $38.60B valuation. The stock increased 1.10% or $0.74 during the last trading session, reaching $68.15. About 2.96M shares traded. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has declined 16.92% since December 10, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.62% the S&P500.

Among 27 analysts covering Advance Auto Parts Inc. (NYSE:AAP), 13 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Advance Auto Parts Inc. had 88 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Wednesday, November 8 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, August 16. BTIG Research maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Wednesday, October 25 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform” on Thursday, July 6. On Friday, July 7 the stock rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Underperform”. The rating was maintained by UBS on Wednesday, August 5 with “Buy”. BB&T Capital downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, December 15 report. Goldman Sachs maintained the shares of AAP in report on Wednesday, April 6 with “Neutral” rating. Citigroup downgraded Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) on Tuesday, September 12 to “Sell” rating. The stock of Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, August 17. See Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) latest ratings:

04/12/2017 Broker: Moffett Nathanson Rating: Neutral Initiates Coverage On
15/11/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Sell New Target: $85.0 Maintain
15/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Outperform Old Target: $100.00 New Target: $109.00 Maintain
15/11/2017 Broker: JP Morgan Rating: Overweight Old Target: $106 New Target: $110 Maintain
14/11/2017 Broker: Guggenheim Rating: Hold
08/11/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Overweight Old Target: $92 New Target: $100 Maintain
25/10/2017 Broker: BTIG Research Rating: Sell Old Target: $90 New Target: $75 Maintain
22/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $100.0 Maintain
12/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $130.0 Maintain
04/10/2017 Broker: Raymond James Rating: Hold Downgrade

Among 21 analysts covering Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX), 7 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Express Scripts had 42 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, July 26 by Oppenheimer. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 7 by Bank of America. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank on Friday, November 4 to “Hold”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, June 8. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, July 30. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of ESRX in report on Thursday, June 1 with “Buy” rating. Mizuho maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 13 report. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) earned “Neutral” rating by UBS on Thursday, October 6. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, January 21 by Morgan Stanley. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Monday, October 9 by Raymond James.

Analysts await Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) to report earnings on February, 13. They expect $2.06 earnings per share, up 9.57% or $0.18 from last year’s $1.88 per share. ESRX’s profit will be $1.17 billion for 8.27 P/E if the $2.06 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.90 actual earnings per share reported by Express Scripts Holding Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.42% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.56 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.07, from 0.63 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 113 investors sold ESRX shares while 436 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 234 raised stakes. 499.72 million shares or 1.80% less from 508.89 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Prudential Public Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 11,837 shares or 0% of all its holdings. State Bank Of America De holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 4.16 million shares. National Bank Of Stockton holds 10,776 shares. Inr Advisory Limited Liability Corporation has 0% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 87 shares. Mutual Of America Mgmt owns 72,142 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Wealthtrust reported 0.01% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Moreover, Lpl Financial Limited Liability Corp has 0.02% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Moreover, Loomis Sayles & Limited Partnership has 0% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 346 shares. Martingale Asset Mngmt Lp reported 0.1% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Mirae Asset Global Investments Ltd holds 42,009 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. Muhlenkamp And Company owns 61,979 shares. Middleton & Inc Ma stated it has 0.64% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Clark Estates Inc owns 49,000 shares for 0.54% of their portfolio. Axa has invested 0.05% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Ironwood Investment Counsel Ltd Liability has 5,327 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio.

The stock increased 2.77% or $2.7 during the last trading session, reaching $100.31. About 925,634 shares traded. Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) has risen 5.52% since December 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.18% the S&P500.

Advance Auto Parts, Inc. provides automotive replacement parts, accessories, batteries, and maintenance items for domestic and imported cars, vans, sport utility vehicles, and light and heavy duty trucks. The company has market cap of $7.41 billion. The firm offers batteries and battery accessories, belts and hoses, brakes and brake pads, chassis and climate control parts, clutches and drive shafts, engines and engine parts, exhaust systems and parts, hub assemblies, ignition components and wired, radiators and cooling parts, starters and alternators, and steering and alignment parts. It has a 21.06 P/E ratio. It also offers AC chemicals and accessories, air fresheners, antifreeze and washer fluids, electrical wires and fuses, electronics, hand and specialty tools, lighting products, performance parts, sealants, adhesives and compounds, tire repair accessories, vent shades, mirrors and exterior accessories, washes, waxes and cleaning supplies, and wiper blades, as well as floor mats, seat covers, and interior accessories.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.04, from 1.03 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 69 investors sold Advance Auto Parts, Inc. shares while 122 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 162 raised stakes. 76.44 million shares or 3.29% more from 74.00 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. First Mercantile Trust holds 0.44% of its portfolio in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) for 21,040 shares. Dowling And Yahnke Limited Liability Co, a California-based fund reported 1,781 shares. Utah Retirement has invested 0.04% in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP). 11,141 are held by Weik Service Inc. Apg Asset Mngmt Nv holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP) for 96,932 shares. Rice Hall James Associate Llc has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP). 14,875 were reported by Selway Asset. British Columbia Management Corporation stated it has 31,868 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale accumulated 0.02% or 26,668 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt Company, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 716 shares. 5,124 were accumulated by Norinchukin Natl Bank The. 1,767 were accumulated by Raymond James Trust Na. Point72 Asset L P holds 254,200 shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. Century Companies Incorporated reported 2.10 million shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt reported 0.01% stake.

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