Wellington Shields & Company Trimmed Express Scripts Holding Co (ESRX) Holding; Boulegeris Investments Has Increased Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Stake

December 1, 2017 - By Pete Kolinski

Boulegeris Investments Inc increased Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) stake by 6.31% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Boulegeris Investments Inc acquired 7,242 shares as Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)’s stock rose 6.85%. The Boulegeris Investments Inc holds 121,972 shares with $16.14 million value, up from 114,730 last quarter. Johnson & Johnson now has $375.71B valuation. The stock increased 0.37% or $0.52 during the last trading session, reaching $139.85. About 3.06 million shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 12.54% since December 1, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500.

Wellington Shields & Company decreased Express Scripts Holding Co (ESRX) stake by 14.13% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Wellington Shields & Company sold 17,250 shares as Express Scripts Holding Co (ESRX)’s stock declined 14.09%. The Wellington Shields & Company holds 104,826 shares with $6.69M value, down from 122,076 last quarter. Express Scripts Holding Co now has $36.32B valuation. The stock decreased 1.61% or $1.05 during the last trading session, reaching $64.13. About 3.05 million shares traded. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has declined 16.92% since December 1, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.62% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.03, from 0.86 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 50 investors sold JNJ shares while 878 reduced holdings. 105 funds opened positions while 667 raised stakes. 1.73 billion shares or 0.03% less from 1.73 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Regions Fincl accumulated 573,474 shares. Guardian Trust Co accumulated 87,000 shares. Carlton Hofferkamp & Jenks Wealth Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 1.7% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 18,987 shares. Teacher Retirement Of Texas reported 1.72M shares stake. 135,331 were reported by Hgk Asset Management. Dixon Hubard Feinour Brown Va stated it has 3.05% of its portfolio in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). Ruffer Llp holds 12,230 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Acropolis Inv Limited Liability Corporation, a Missouri-based fund reported 27,705 shares. Personal Cap Advsr owns 0.45% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 156,679 shares. Moreover, Todd Asset Mngmt Lc has 0.02% invested in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) for 6,458 shares. Cypress Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 91,207 shares. Thompson Davis & Company has 2,149 shares. Brinker Cap holds 84,472 shares. Driehaus Mngmt Ltd Com holds 0.02% or 4,129 shares in its portfolio. Cap Research Glob Investors stated it has 6.64M shares or 0.27% of all its holdings.

Among 23 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 13 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Johnson & Johnson had 83 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, January 25 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Sell” on Wednesday, September 20. The company was maintained on Friday, September 22 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy” on Sunday, August 27. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 13 by Jefferies. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 20 by Argus Research. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Friday, October 6 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Wednesday, August 2 by BTIG Research. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 18 by Morgan Stanley. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $147.0 target in Wednesday, October 18 report.

Analysts await Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) to report earnings on February, 13. They expect $2.06 EPS, up 9.57% or $0.18 from last year’s $1.88 per share. ESRX’s profit will be $1.17 billion for 7.78 P/E if the $2.06 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.90 actual EPS reported by Express Scripts Holding Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.42% EPS growth.

Among 21 analysts covering Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX), 6 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Express Scripts had 40 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, October 25. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, July 27. The company was upgraded on Friday, November 4 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Hold” rating by Needham given on Monday, October 2. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, January 19 by Leerink Swann. On Friday, July 7 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. On Wednesday, March 15 the stock rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to “Underperform”. As per Tuesday, August 29, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. On Tuesday, July 18 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, July 26 by Oppenheimer.

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