Jpmorgan Chase & Company Has Decreased Its Amkor Technology (AMKR) Stake by $973,800; Stock Price Declined; Express Scripts Holding Co Com (ESRX) Share Price Declined While Bridges Investment Management Trimmed Its Position by $305,028

May 25, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

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Jpmorgan Chase & Company decreased its stake in Amkor Technology Inc (AMKR) by 3.34% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jpmorgan Chase & Company sold 97,380 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.84% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.82 million shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $28.33 million, down from 2.92 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jpmorgan Chase & Company who had been investing in Amkor Technology Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.18B market cap company. The stock increased 3.88% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $9.1. About 670,761 shares traded. Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMKR) has declined 9.23% since May 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.78% the S&P500.

Bridges Investment Management Inc decreased its stake in Express Scripts Holding Co Com (ESRX) by 9.03% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bridges Investment Management Inc sold 4,122 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.58% with the market. The institutional investor held 41,543 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.10M, down from 45,665 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bridges Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Express Scripts Holding Co Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $43.31 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.39% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $77.1. About 481,409 shares traded. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has risen 8.93% since May 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.62% the S&P500.

Bridges Investment Management Inc, which manages about $695.30 million and $1.24 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Mcdonalds Corp Com (NYSE:MCD) by 23,053 shares to 62,379 shares, valued at $10.74M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Dowdupont Inc by 20,128 shares in the quarter, for a total of 40,640 shares, and has risen its stake in Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC).

Analysts await Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) to report earnings on July, 24. They expect $2.24 earnings per share, up 29.48% or $0.51 from last year’s $1.73 per share. ESRX’s profit will be $1.26B for 8.60 P/E if the $2.24 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.77 actual earnings per share reported by Express Scripts Holding Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 26.55% EPS growth.

More recent Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Tracking Larry Robbins’ Glenview Capital Management Portfolio – Q1 2018 Update” on May 25, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Tracking Jeffrey Ubben’s ValueAct Portfolio – Q1 2018 Update” on May 22, 2018. Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Glenview Capital Enters AmerisourceBergen (ABC), Express Scripts (ESRX), T-Mobile (TMUS) (more…) -13F” with publication date: May 15, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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 firm has “Underperform” rating given on Thursday, June 16 by Bernstein. SunTrust maintained it with “Buy” rating and $86.0 target in Wednesday, December 20 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, March 8 by William Blair. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Thursday, August 10 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Thursday, December 14. Leerink Swann maintained the shares of ESRX in report on Thursday, May 3 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating by Bernstein given on Tuesday, January 30. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Thursday, May 3. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, July 26 by Oppenheimer. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, July 18 by Maxim Group.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.69 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.07, from 0.62 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 68 investors sold ESRX shares while 407 reduced holdings. 111 funds opened positions while 216 raised stakes. 479.40 million shares or 1.52% less from 486.80 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ar Asset Management Inc owns 24,441 shares for 0.7% of their portfolio. Farmers & Merchants Invests Inc reported 2,877 shares. Btim Corp invested in 4,516 shares. Rockefeller Fin Services has invested 0.03% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Foster Motley Inc holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 3,880 shares. Mai Capital Management holds 9,165 shares. First Retail Bank Of Mount Dora Tru Inv Serv owns 15,378 shares. Factory Mutual Ins Co holds 546,248 shares. Globeflex Lp has invested 0.06% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Accredited Invsts has 3,934 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Fiduciary Trust reported 0.38% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Nomura Asset reported 440,797 shares. Tortoise Management Ltd Company reported 251 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Cannell Peter B & Communications holds 0.4% or 157,021 shares. 191,283 were reported by Ahl Llp.

Among 3 analysts covering Amkor (NASDAQ:AMKR), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Amkor had 9 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Tuesday, September 1 to “Sell”. As per Tuesday, July 28, the company rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets. Topeka Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, April 28 report. The stock of Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMKR) has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, May 25 by Citigroup. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse on Friday, August 21 to “Outperform”. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, August 25 by Zacks. The stock of Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMKR) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, September 15 by Citigroup. Citigroup maintained Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMKR) rating on Monday, April 30. Citigroup has “Sell” rating and $8.75 target. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, August 24 by Credit Suisse.

More news for Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMKR) were recently published by: Nasdaq.com, which released: “Recent Analysis Shows Amkor Technology, Nielsen Holdings Plc, Dean Foods, Citizens Financial Group, The Bank of …” on May 10, 2018. Bizjournals.com‘s article titled: “6 Arizona companies land on Fortune 500” and published on May 22, 2018 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.55 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.55, from 1 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 14 investors sold AMKR shares while 46 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 93.08 million shares or 2.79% more from 90.55 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Swiss Natl Bank reported 183,400 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Bridgeway Mngmt Inc holds 0.06% or 515,891 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 22,644 shares. 194,400 are owned by Virginia Retirement Sys Et Al. Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMKR). Indexiq Advisors Lc invested in 121,538 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement holds 612,668 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Hanson And Doremus holds 0.43% of its portfolio in Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMKR) for 128,933 shares. Cornerstone Cap Management Holdings Ltd Liability Corp has 0.03% invested in Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMKR) for 399,067 shares. Walthausen Com Ltd Com reported 1.67% of its portfolio in Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMKR). 5,946 are held by Royal Bancorp Of Canada. Rhumbline Advisers reported 0% stake. First Quadrant LP Ca reported 41,290 shares. Ajo LP invested in 0.19% or 4.47 million shares. California State Teachers Retirement Sys has 0% invested in Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMKR) for 160,655 shares.

Analysts await Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMKR) to report earnings on July, 30. They expect $0.05 EPS, down 64.29% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.14 per share. AMKR’s profit will be $11.98M for 45.50 P/E if the $0.05 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.04 actual EPS reported by Amkor Technology, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 25.00% EPS growth.

Since March 9, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $681,400 activity.

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