Alpine Investment Management Has Boosted Express Scripts Hldg Co (ESRX) Holding By $5.28 Million; Last Week AMETEK, Inc. (AME) Analysts

February 25, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Alpine Investment Management Llc increased Express Scripts Hldg Co (ESRX) stake by 5.11% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Alpine Investment Management Llc acquired 83,811 shares as Express Scripts Hldg Co (ESRX)’s stock declined 14.09%. The Alpine Investment Management Llc holds 1.72M shares with $109.12 million value, up from 1.64M last quarter. Express Scripts Hldg Co now has $43.61B valuation. The stock increased 3.05% or $2.28 during the last trading session, reaching $77. About 3.85M shares traded. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has declined 16.92% since February 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.62% the S&P500.

Among 13 analysts covering AMETEK (NYSE:AME), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. AMETEK had 60 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Friday, November 3 by Morgan Stanley. Jefferies maintained AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) rating on Tuesday, August 9. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $54 target. On Monday, February 8 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. On Wednesday, September 6 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy”. Cowen & Co maintained AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) on Thursday, December 21 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, August 2. As per Thursday, June 15, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy” on Friday, August 11. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, August 2 with “Buy”. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Atlantic Securities on Friday, April 29. See AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) latest ratings:

15/02/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $86.0 Maintain
07/02/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $67 New Target: $76 Maintain
01/02/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $90.0 Maintain
01/02/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $80.0 Maintain
01/02/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $92.0 Maintain
02/02/2018 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $82 New Target: $86 Maintain
25/01/2018 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $88.0 Maintain
19/01/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $84.0 Maintain
18/01/2018 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $82.0 Maintain
18/01/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Buy New Target: $88.0 Maintain

Among 24 analysts covering Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX), 11 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Express Scripts had 56 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, May 26 by Jefferies. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 1 by Credit Suisse. The rating was downgraded by Raymond James to “Underperform” on Monday, October 9. The rating was upgraded by Cowen & Co on Monday, April 4 to “Outperform”. The company was maintained on Friday, December 15 by Raymond James. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 11 by SunTrust. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Thursday, August 10. On Friday, December 15 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, January 24 by Mizuho. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Monday, February 22 by Deutsche Bank.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.62 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.06, from 0.56 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 66 investors sold ESRX shares while 414 reduced holdings. 72 funds opened positions while 224 raised stakes. 486.80 million shares or 2.59% less from 499.72 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cortland Associates Mo owns 812,243 shares. Ycg Llc has invested 4.02% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Hartford Invest Mgmt Com, a Connecticut-based fund reported 149,313 shares. Live Your Vision Ltd Liability holds 0.15% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) or 6,512 shares. Lipe Dalton owns 12,660 shares for 0.56% of their portfolio. Sky Gru Limited Liability Com holds 0.69% or 26,619 shares. Train Babcock Advsr Ltd has invested 0.96% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Senzar Asset Limited Liability Corporation holds 108,901 shares or 1.68% of its portfolio. Camarda Finance Limited Liability Com invested 0.26% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). M&R stated it has 0.27% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Moreover, Forte Cap Limited Liability Corporation Adv has 0.88% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 43,168 shares. Pitcairn Company accumulated 12,849 shares. Brown Advisory Securities Limited Liability stated it has 0.17% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Private Advisor Group Incorporated Llc reported 22,059 shares. Daiwa invested in 0.01% or 25,816 shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.21, from 0.99 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 27 investors sold AMETEK, Inc. shares while 146 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 151 raised stakes. 192.13 million shares or 2.08% less from 196.23 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Banque Pictet And Cie stated it has 0.3% of its portfolio in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME). Moreover, Buffington Mohr Mcneal has 0.86% invested in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME). New Mexico-based New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has invested 0.07% in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME). Thrivent Financial For Lutherans holds 0.08% or 362,104 shares. State Of Wisconsin Board reported 0.09% in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME). Creative Planning has invested 0% in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME). Manufacturers Life Insurance The invested in 0.03% or 408,534 shares. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board invested 0% of its portfolio in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME). Cibc invested in 0.02% or 33,614 shares. Flossbach Von Storch Ag holds 0.52% in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) or 753,427 shares. Whittier stated it has 458 shares. Alexandria Limited Liability Company reported 554 shares. Credit Suisse Ag invested in 536,921 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Tower Capital Limited Liability Co (Trc) owns 405 shares. The Louisiana-based Louisiana State Employees Retirement has invested 0.04% in AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME).

The stock increased 0.38% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $76.76. About 1.01 million shares traded. AMETEK, Inc. (NYSE:AME) has risen 27.71% since February 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.01% the S&P500.

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