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Gargoyle Investment Advisor Holding in Express Scripts Hldg Co (ESRX) Has Lowered by $585,858; Qci Asset Management Position in Abbvie (ABBV) Has Decreased as Market Valuation Declined

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Qci Asset Management Inc decreased its stake in Abbvie Inc (ABBV) by 2.55% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Qci Asset Management Inc sold 4,771 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.31% with the market. The institutional investor held 182,543 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $17.65M, down from 187,314 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Qci Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Abbvie Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $167.43B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.68% or $0.72 during the last trading session, reaching $105.51. About 7.78M shares traded or 8.37% up from the average. AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) has risen 39.20% since May 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.65% the S&P500.

Gargoyle Investment Advisor Llc decreased its stake in Express Scripts Hldg Co (ESRX) by 18.38% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gargoyle Investment Advisor Llc sold 7,917 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.58% with the market. The institutional investor held 35,146 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.62 million, down from 43,063 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gargoyle Investment Advisor Llc who had been investing in Express Scripts Hldg Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $43.20B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.08% or $0.84 during the last trading session, reaching $76.91. About 1.60 million shares traded. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has risen 8.93% since May 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.62% the S&P500.

More recent Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Tracking Jeffrey Ubben’s ValueAct Portfolio – Q1 2018 Update” on May 22, 2018. Also Streetinsider.com published the news titled: “Glenview Capital Enters AmerisourceBergen (ABC), Express Scripts (ESRX), T-Mobile (TMUS) (more…) -13F” on May 15, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Tracking Glenn Greenberg’s Brave Warrior Advisors Portfolio – Q1 2018 Update” with publication date: May 18, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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. Sigma Planning Corporation invested in 0.04% or 6,888 shares. Tnb Fincl holds 5,256 shares or 0.07% of its portfolio. Stifel Fincl Corporation stated it has 0.07% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Swedbank has 0.6% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 1.49M shares. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale owns 510,643 shares for 0.25% of their portfolio. 868 are held by Fred Alger. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 17,040 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0.26% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 1.46 million shares. Checchi Capital Advisers Limited holds 5,206 shares. Moreover, Natl Mutual Ins Federation Of Agricultural Cooperatives has 0.02% invested in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System reported 849,873 shares. Perigon Wealth Ltd Liability Corp reported 935 shares. 14,800 are owned by Bogle Inv Management Ltd Partnership De. Principal Group Incorporated owns 825,773 shares. New York-based Gabelli Funds Llc has invested 0.05% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX).

Gargoyle Investment Advisor Llc, which manages about $353.70 million and $251.24M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ebay Inc (NASDAQ:EBAY) by 41,802 shares to 66,607 shares, valued at $2.51M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Campbell Soup Co (NYSE:CPB) by 7,975 shares in the quarter, for a total of 57,975 shares, and has risen its stake in Regal Beloit Corp (NYSE:RBC).

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. Robert W. Baird maintained it with “Buy” rating and $92.0 target in Tuesday, January 9 report. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, May 17 with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight” on Thursday, August 10. Mizuho maintained it with “Hold” rating and $86.0 target in Wednesday, January 24 report. Bernstein initiated the stock with “Underperform” rating in Thursday, June 16 report. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $80.0 target in Friday, December 15 report. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Overweight” rating and $85 target in Thursday, February 18 report. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, January 21 to “Equal-Weight”. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) earned “Buy” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, June 1. The firm has “Hold” rating by William Blair given on Thursday, March 29.

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 8.58 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.

Among 23 analysts covering Abbvie Inc (NYSE:ABBV), 10 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Abbvie Inc had 91 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, October 11 by Cowen & Co. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $63 target in Wednesday, April 19 report. TheStreet upgraded the shares of ABBV in report on Tuesday, August 11 to “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $150.0 target in Friday, January 26 report. The stock of AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, April 6 by Societe Generale. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Sunday, July 30 with “Hold”. Citigroup upgraded the shares of ABBV in report on Tuesday, February 23 to “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) rating on Friday, March 23. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $12500 target. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of ABBV in report on Thursday, November 16 with “Market Perform” rating. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Monday, October 16 with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.8 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.05, from 0.85 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 42 investors sold ABBV shares while 695 reduced holdings. 139 funds opened positions while 448 raised stakes. 1.06 billion shares or 0.35% more from 1.06 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Miles Capital Incorporated invested in 0.93% or 16,534 shares. Partnervest Advisory Ser Limited Liability Company has invested 0.37% of its portfolio in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV). 65,068 were accumulated by Blb&B Advsr Ltd Liability. First Amer National Bank invested in 1.33% or 180,917 shares. Saturna stated it has 378,878 shares. Etrade Cap Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 0.35% or 112,317 shares. Hallmark Cap Mngmt Inc owns 32,007 shares. Dnb Asset Mngmt As invested 0.2% in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV). Stearns Fin Grp has invested 0.38% in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV). Greenleaf Tru owns 35,958 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. Atlantic Trust Gp Limited Liability Company invested in 0.38% or 923,923 shares. Botty Invsts Limited Com invested in 0.16% or 5,235 shares. Sivik Global Health Ltd Company has invested 2.33% in AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV). Comerica Securities Inc accumulated 60,662 shares. 20,300 were accumulated by Perkins Management.

More notable recent AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Abbvie (ABBV) PT Lowered to $78 at BMO Capital” on May 23, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “Better Buy: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) vs. AbbVie (ABBV)” published on May 02, 2018, 247Wallst.com published: “Why One Old Stock Buyback Trick Is Working So Well for AbbVie” on May 01, 2018. More interesting news about AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “AbbVie Is Still A One-Trick Pony” published on April 26, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “AbbVie: Can Mylan Pull Off A Humira Biosimilar?” with publication date: May 01, 2018.

Analysts await AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) to report earnings on July, 27. They expect $1.97 EPS, up 38.73% or $0.55 from last year’s $1.42 per share. ABBV’s profit will be $3.13 billion for 13.39 P/E if the $1.97 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.87 actual EPS reported by AbbVie Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 5.35% EPS growth.

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