Opaleye Management Stake in Chimerix (CMRX) Has Trimmed by $3.21 Million; Bloombergsen Has Increased Express Scripts Hldg Co (ESRX) Holding by $495,800 as Valuation Declined

May 16, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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James A. Silverman decreased its stake in Chimerix Inc (CMRX) by 57.23% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Opaleye Management Inc sold 803,000 shares as the company’s stock rose 16.70% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by James A. Silverman held 600,000 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.78 million, down from 1.40M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Opaleye Management Inc who had been investing in Chimerix Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $226.35M market cap company. The stock decreased 0.21% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $4.74. About 53,734 shares traded. Chimerix, Inc. (NASDAQ:CMRX) has declined 18.13% since May 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 29.68% the S&P500.

Bloombergsen Inc increased its stake in Express Scripts Hldg Co (ESRX) by 0.25% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bloombergsen Inc bought 6,700 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.58% with the market. The institutional investor held 2.65 million shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $197.51M, up from 2.64M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bloombergsen Inc who had been investing in Express Scripts Hldg Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $41.35 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.52% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $73.62. About 324,943 shares traded. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has risen 8.93% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.62% the S&P500.

Analysts await Chimerix, Inc. (NASDAQ:CMRX) to report earnings on August, 6. They expect $-0.44 EPS, down 22.22% or $0.08 from last year’s $-0.36 per share. After $-0.42 actual EPS reported by Chimerix, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.76% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.10, from 1.08 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 15 investors sold CMRX shares while 23 reduced holdings. 18 funds opened positions while 27 raised stakes. 34.68 million shares or 2.45% more from 33.85 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Price T Rowe Assoc Incorporated Md holds 139,427 shares. Granite Investment Prtnrs Ltd Liability holds 108,947 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Qs Invsts Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 212,269 shares. Renaissance Tech Ltd Llc owns 259,152 shares. Meeder Asset Mgmt reported 81 shares. Schwab Charles Inv invested in 0% or 211,655 shares. Panagora Asset Mgmt Inc invested in 297,754 shares. 237,719 were accumulated by Deutsche Comml Bank Ag. Federated Pa reported 268 shares stake. Tudor Investment Corp Et Al stated it has 25,723 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Rhumbline Advisers has 49,021 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Blackrock stated it has 3.53 million shares. Glenmede Tru Na has invested 0% in Chimerix, Inc. (NASDAQ:CMRX). Financial Bank Of Ny Mellon, New York-based fund reported 211,285 shares. Northern Trust reported 499,644 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Among 10 analysts covering Chimerix Inc (NASDAQ:CMRX), 3 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Chimerix Inc had 21 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. UBS initiated Chimerix, Inc. (NASDAQ:CMRX) rating on Thursday, December 17. UBS has “Buy” rating and $55 target. On Tuesday, February 23 the stock rating was maintained by FBR Capital with “Mkt Perform”. The stock of Chimerix, Inc. (NASDAQ:CMRX) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, October 5 by Morgan Stanley. The firm has “Buy” rating by Brean Capital given on Thursday, August 6. J.P. Morgan downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Wednesday, February 14 report. The stock of Chimerix, Inc. (NASDAQ:CMRX) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital on Monday, December 28. JP Morgan downgraded the shares of CMRX in report on Tuesday, December 29 to “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Equal-Weight” rating on Tuesday, February 23 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Chimerix, Inc. (NASDAQ:CMRX) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, March 2 by H.C. Wainwright. The company was initiated on Tuesday, August 18 by FBR Capital.

More recent Chimerix, Inc. (NASDAQ:CMRX) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Chimerix Announces First Quarter 2018 Financial Results” on May 07, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Chimerix’s (CMRX) CEO Michelle Berrey on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 07, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Chimerix Inc 2018 Q1 – Results – Earnings Call Slides” with publication date: May 08, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Since May 10, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $12,949 activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.69 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.07, from 0.62 in 2017Q3. It improved, 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. Citizens Northern has 24,911 shares for 1.32% of their portfolio. Budros Ruhlin And Roe has invested 0.08% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Moreover, Asset Of Georgia Inc Ga Adv has 0.17% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 3,116 shares. Gibraltar Cap Mngmt holds 2.94% or 49,669 shares. Sandy Spring Bank has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Federated Investors Pa stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). New Mexico Educational Retirement Board owns 55,540 shares or 0.16% of their US portfolio. Johnson Invest Counsel Inc accumulated 0.02% or 12,276 shares. Essex Service Inc reported 4,303 shares. Raymond James Tru Na owns 0.15% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 30,417 shares. Moreover, Parsons Cap Mngmt Incorporated Ri has 0.21% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Moreover, Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Trust has 0.39% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 29,204 shares. Old West Mgmt Ltd invested in 8,682 shares. Blb&B Advsrs holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 6,396 shares. Clark Capital Management Gru holds 0.54% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 236,323 shares.

More recent Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Even After Earnings Beat, Cigna Corporation Stock Still Looks Stuck” on May 11, 2018. Also Streetinsider.com published the news titled: “ValueAct’s 13F Shows New Stake in SLM Corp (SLM), Confirms Increase in Citi (C), Exits Microsoft (MSFT) (more…)” on May 15, 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.

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