Alpine Investment Management Has Lifted Its Express Scripts Hldg Co (ESRX) Stake; Euroseas Limited Marshall Islands (ESEA) Shorts Decreased By 5.94%

October 14, 2017 - By Adrian Erickson

Alpine Investment Management Llc increased Express Scripts Hldg Co (ESRX) stake by 12% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Alpine Investment Management Llc acquired 175,717 shares as Express Scripts Hldg Co (ESRX)’s stock declined 14.09%. The Alpine Investment Management Llc holds 1.64M shares with $104.67 million value, up from 1.46 million last quarter. Express Scripts Hldg Co now has $33.31 billion valuation. The stock decreased 0.92% or $0.53 on October 13, reaching $57.14. About 3.73M shares traded or 2.47% up from the average. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has declined 16.92% since October 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.62% the S&P500.

Euroseas Limited Marshall Islands (NASDAQ:ESEA) had a decrease of 5.94% in short interest. ESEA’s SI was 484,700 shares in October as released by FINRA. Its down 5.94% from 515,300 shares previously. With 41,300 avg volume, 12 days are for Euroseas Limited Marshall Islands (NASDAQ:ESEA)’s short sellers to cover ESEA’s short positions. The SI to Euroseas Limited Marshall Islands’s float is 12.44%. The stock increased 4.02% or $0.07 on October 13, reaching $1.81. About 35,756 shares traded. Euroseas Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESEA) has declined 38.57% since October 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 55.27% the S&P500.

Euroseas Ltd. is engaged in the shipping business. The company has market cap of $20.22 million. The Firm is an owner and operator of drybulk and container carrier vessels and is a well-known provider of seaborne transportation for drybulk and containerized cargoes. It currently has negative earnings. Eurobulk Ltd. manages the Company’s operations.

Among 21 analysts covering Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX), 7 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Express Scripts had 37 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 7 report. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, June 8 report. The rating was downgraded by Leerink Swann on Tuesday, January 19 to “Market Perform”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Friday, May 26. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, June 7 by Bank of America. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Tuesday, April 26 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 “Hold” rating given on Monday, October 2 by Needham. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) earned “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, July 26. Barclays Capital maintained the shares of ESRX in report on Wednesday, July 27 with “Overweight” rating.

Alpine Investment Management Llc decreased Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT) stake by 103,466 shares to 1.94M valued at $114.99M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Schwab Strategic Tr (SCHZ) stake by 11,065 shares and now owns 6,956 shares. Spx Flow Inc was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.56 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.07, from 0.63 in 2017Q1. It dived, 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. 7,935 were accumulated by Wellington Group Limited Liability Partnership. Moreover, Farmers & Merchants Invests Incorporated has 0.01% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Capital Ltd reported 0.37% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Stock Yards Bank & Trust Tru invested in 15,514 shares or 0.12% of the stock. Maryland Mgmt, Maryland-based fund reported 18,723 shares. Sigma Planning has 0.04% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Moreover, Arrowgrass Partners (Us) LP has 0.04% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Fred Alger Inc, a New York-based fund reported 685 shares. Blackhill invested in 155,921 shares or 1.91% of the stock. 4,312 were reported by Sun Life. Natixis Asset Mngmt holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 13,696 shares. 157,386 are owned by Citigroup. First Allied Advisory Services stated it has 0.14% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Barrington Strategic Wealth Mngmt Grp Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.18% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Spark Invest Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp invested in 25,100 shares or 0.1% of the stock.

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