Disney Walt (DIS) Holder Wendell David Associates Has Lifted Its Holding by $391,458; Express Scripts Hldg Co (ESRX) Holder Cortland Associates Has Lowered Position by $837,270

December 20, 2017 - By marketbeat

Wendell David Associates Inc increased its stake in Disney Walt (DIS) by 7.48% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wendell David Associates Inc bought 3,693 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.31% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 53,062 shares of the television services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $5.64 million, up from 49,369 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wendell David Associates Inc who had been investing in Disney Walt for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $166.27 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.34% or $1.5 during the last trading session, reaching $110.31. About 5.47M shares traded. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has risen 9.26% since December 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.44% the S&P500.

Cortland Associates Inc decreased its stake in Express Scripts Hldg Co (ESRX) by 1.55% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Cortland Associates Inc sold 13,290 shares as the company’s stock declined 14.09% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 844,256 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $53.90 million, down from 857,546 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Cortland Associates Inc who had been investing in Express Scripts Hldg Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $42.05 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.78% or $0.5774 during the last trading session, reaching $74.2374. About 2.29M shares traded. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has declined 16.92% since December 20, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.62% the S&P500.

Wendell David Associates Inc, which manages about $664.31 million and $530.75 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Praxair (NYSE:PX) by 12,540 shares to 14,375 shares, valued at $1.91M in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Idexx Labs (NASDAQ:IDXX) by 3,475 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 37,516 shares, and cut its stake in Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.17, from 0.92 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 77 investors sold DIS shares while 606 reduced holdings. 108 funds opened positions while 638 raised stakes. 920.44 million shares or 3.28% less from 951.70 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. D E Shaw Incorporated invested 0.49% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Fairview Capital Mngmt Lc reported 0.05% of its portfolio in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Oregon Employees Retirement Fund reported 364,923 shares stake. The Ontario – Canada-based Baskin Inc has invested 1.96% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). South Street Advsrs Ltd Liability Company holds 0.16% or 4,585 shares in its portfolio. Ledyard Natl Bank holds 0.42% or 27,830 shares. Cacti Asset Mngmt Ltd owns 405,758 shares for 3.84% of their portfolio. Schroder Inv Mgmt Gru reported 1.97M shares. Carret Asset Mgmt Limited has 1.63% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Greenleaf Trust has invested 0.04% in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS). Arrowmark Colorado Hldgs Limited Liability Co stated it has 9,438 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Essex Fincl Svcs Inc owns 33,272 shares or 0.75% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Addenda Capital Inc has 0.61% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) for 76,574 shares. Macnealy Hoover Mgmt reported 1.33% stake. Moreover, Ycg Lc has 1.3% invested in The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS).

Among 38 analysts covering The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS), 20 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. The Walt Disney Company had 142 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 25 by Cowen & Co. Piper Jaffray maintained The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) rating on Tuesday, October 31. Piper Jaffray has “Buy” rating and $130.0 target. As per Friday, September 8, the company rating was maintained by J.P. Morgan. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, September 23 by CLSA. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 25 by Wells Fargo. Argus Research maintained The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) rating on Friday, August 7. Argus Research has “Buy” rating and $10.55 target. The stock of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, November 22 by Piper Jaffray. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, August 3 report. The rating was maintained by Topeka Capital Markets with “Buy” on Thursday, November 19. Topeka Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $129 target in Wednesday, May 11 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.56 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.07, from 0.63 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 113 investors sold ESRX shares while 436 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 234 raised stakes. 499.72 million shares or 1.80% less from 508.89 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Teacher Retirement Of Texas has 91,560 shares. Fincl Mngmt Pro has 2,334 shares. Connor Clark Lunn Invest reported 456,848 shares. Rbf Cap Ltd Llc stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Davidson Investment Advsrs has invested 0.68% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Highland Capital Mgmt Ltd Co holds 0.08% or 14,905 shares. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Company owns 24,925 shares. Peoples Fin Service has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Principal Fincl Gru Inc holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 867,846 shares. Groesbeck Investment Management Corporation Nj stated it has 0.6% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Kentucky Retirement holds 38,048 shares. Hutchin Hill Cap Lp has invested 0.07% in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX). Cleararc accumulated 14,565 shares. Wedgewood Prtnrs Inc holds 63,850 shares. Aberdeen Asset Mngmt Public Llc Uk has 694,159 shares for 0.15% of their portfolio.

Among 23 analysts covering Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX), 10 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Express Scripts had 48 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, February 18. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 25 by Robert W. Baird. Morgan Stanley maintained Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) on Thursday, August 10 with “Underweight” rating. Maxim Group maintained it with “Buy” rating and $7800 target in Wednesday, July 26 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, July 27 by Barclays Capital. On Thursday, January 21 the stock rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Thursday, July 30. The company was maintained on Monday, October 2 by Needham. The firm has “Hold” rating by Oppenheimer given on Wednesday, July 26. The stock has “Hold” rating by Mizuho on Tuesday, October 24.

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