Investors Asset Management Of Georgia Stake in Equifax (EFX) Cut as Share Value Declined; As Express Scripts Hldg Co Com (ESRX) Stock Rose, Blackhill Capital Trimmed Position – Hi New Ulm

Blackhill Capital Inc decreased its stake in Express Scripts Hldg Co Com (ESRX) by 18.97% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Blackhill Capital Inc sold 22,592 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.50% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 96,486 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $9.17M, down from 119,078 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Blackhill Capital Inc who had been investing in Express Scripts Hldg Co Com for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $52.04B market cap company. The stock decreased 3.62% or $3.47 during the last trading session, reaching $92.33. About 31.61 million shares traded or 545.17% up from the average. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has risen 42.43% since January 10, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 42.43% the S&P500. Some Historical ESRX News: 14/05/2018 – Baupost Adds PG&E, Exits Express Scripts, Cuts PBF Energy: 13F; 16/05/2018 – CIGNA, EXPRESS SCRIPTS HELD TALKS WITH OTHER FIRMS BEFORE DEAL; 08/03/2018 – S&P PLACED EXPRESS SCRIPTS HOLDING CO. ON CREDIT WATCH ‘DEV’ FROM ‘NEGATIVE’; RATING ‘BBB+’; 01/05/2018 – REGENERON: EXPRESS SCRIPTS SELECTS PRALUENT EXCLUSIVE THERAPY; 09/03/2018 – Moody’s: Express Scripts Rating Review Linked to Rating Review of Cigna; 22/05/2018 – EXPRESS SCRIPTS ESRX.O WINS DISMISSAL OF SHAREHOLDER LAWSUIT OVER ITS TIES TO ANTHEM INC ANTM.N — COURT RULING; 08/03/2018 – EXPRESS SCRIPTS – CIGNA HAS OBTAINED FULLY COMMITTED DEBT FINANCING FROM MORGAN STANLEY SENIOR FUNDING, INC. AND BANK OF TOKYO-MITSUBISHI UFJ, LTD; 09/03/2018 – Moody’s Review to Consider Treatment by Cigna of Express Scripts Debt; 10/04/2018 – U.S. Workers’ Compensation Prescription Drug Spending Decreased 3.3 Percent in 2017; 23/04/2018 – SOHN CONFERENCE: ROBBINS OF GLENVIEW RECOMMENDS EXPRESS SCRIPTS ESRX.O , CVS HEALTH CVS.N AND MCKESSON CORP MCK.N

Investors Asset Management Of Georgia Inc decreased its stake in Equifax Inc (EFX) by 4.61% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Investors Asset Management Of Georgia Inc sold 7,540 shares as the company’s stock declined 26.84% with the market. The institutional investor held 155,889 shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $20.35M, down from 163,429 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Investors Asset Management Of Georgia Inc who had been investing in Equifax Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $11.66 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.69% or $0.66 during the last trading session, reaching $96.66. About 1.18 million shares traded. Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has declined 15.74% since January 10, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.74% the S&P500. Some Historical EFX News: 14/03/2018 – Former Equifax Executive Charged With Insider Trading by S.E.C; 21/03/2018 – EQUIFAX INC – EQUIFAX BOARD NOW CONSISTS OF 12 DIRECTORS, ALL OF WHOM ARE INDEPENDENT; 09/03/2018 – At least one positive thing could come from the last year’s massive Equifax data breach:; 23/05/2018 – Moody’s Assigns Baa1 Rating To Equifax’s Senior Notes; 28/03/2018 – EQUIFAX’S MARK BEGOR PREVIOUSLY WITH WARBURG PINCUS; 07/05/2018 – EQUIFAX REPORTS TO CONGRESS ON DATA INCIDENT; 28/03/2018 – EQUIFAX INC – BOARD HAS CONCLUDED CEO SEARCH PROCESS AND APPOINTED MARK BEGOR AS CEO, EFFECTIVE APRIL 16; 23/03/2018 – Equifax Among Inaugural Developers in Fortellis Automotive Commerce Exchange™ Platform; 20/03/2018 – Rep. Perlmutter: Stolen Equifax Data May be Saved for Nation-State Attack, Warn Concerned Experts; 30/04/2018 – U.S. Consumers See Personal Finance as an Educational Requirement

Analysts await Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) to report earnings on March, 7. They expect $1.32 earnings per share, down 5.04% or $0.07 from last year’s $1.39 per share. EFX’s profit will be $159.16M for 18.31 P/E if the $1.32 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.41 actual earnings per share reported by Equifax Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -6.38% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.23, from 1.01 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 24 investors sold EFX shares while 134 reduced holdings. 64 funds opened positions while 132 raised stakes. 101.90 million shares or 2.93% less from 104.97 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Burt Wealth Advisors holds 0.08% in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) or 1,339 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado holds 0.3% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 378,536 shares. Nuveen Asset Ltd Co owns 2,953 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Wellington Shields Management Ltd Liability Company holds 6,613 shares. Sei Invs holds 0% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 7,002 shares. Riverbridge Partners Limited Liability Com invested in 14,453 shares or 0.03% of the stock. Nomura Asset Management Ltd invested in 17,330 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Long Road Invest Counsel Limited Liability Com accumulated 0.47% or 5,400 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund accumulated 27,031 shares. Moreover, Natixis Advsrs Ltd Partnership has 0.05% invested in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) for 39,674 shares. Qs Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 1,466 shares. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi reported 0% of its portfolio in Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX). Prudential Finance Incorporated holds 0.03% or 130,652 shares. Us National Bank & Trust De owns 19,076 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Ameriprise Finance holds 0.01% or 125,038 shares.

More notable recent Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Equifax® Canada Acquires JLR Inc., a Leading Property Knowledge Company – GlobeNewswire” on December 14, 2018, also Benzinga.com with their article: “Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX) – Equifax Q3 Earnings Preview – Benzinga” published on October 24, 2018, Fool.com published: “Why Equifax Inc. Stock Fell 22.3% in October – The Motley Fool” on November 12, 2018. More interesting news about Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Equifax falls after Q2 earnings decline – Seeking Alpha” published on July 25, 2018 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “3 Reasons Why Facebook’s Scandal Can’t Touch FB Stock – Investorplace.com” with publication date: December 26, 2018.

Among 20 analysts covering Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX), 11 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Equifax Inc had 78 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Equal-Weight” on Monday, October 15. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Thursday, December 14. The company was maintained on Friday, October 26 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, February 23 by Morgan Stanley. Cowen & Co maintained Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) rating on Thursday, September 7. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $149.0 target. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Friday, July 27 with “Overweight”. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 14 report. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, April 27 by Morgan Stanley. Robert W. Baird upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Monday, December 5 report. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Monday, November 13 by Robert W. Baird.

Among 25 analysts covering Express Scripts (NASDAQ:ESRX), 6 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. Express Scripts had 73 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Friday, December 15. Robert W. Baird maintained Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) on Thursday, May 17 with “Buy” rating. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Buy” rating and $8500 target in Thursday, June 1 report. Raymond James maintained the shares of ESRX in report on Friday, December 15 with “Sell” rating. The rating was maintained by Leerink Swann with “Hold” on Thursday, May 3. On Wednesday, December 20 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy”. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, January 19 by Leerink Swann. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) earned “Market Perform” rating by Bernstein on Wednesday, December 6. The stock of Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Thursday, November 1. RBC Capital Markets upgraded Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) on Wednesday, January 31 to “Outperform” rating.

More notable recent Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Walmart (WMT) and Express Scripts (ESRX) Sign Three-Year Agreement to Deliver Greater Value to Insured and Uninsured Pharmacy Customers – StreetInsider.com” on December 12, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “ESRX vs. HQY: Which Stock Is the Better Value Option? – Nasdaq” published on December 06, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “What’s in Store for Express Scripts’ (ESRX) Q3 Earnings? – Nasdaq” on October 15, 2018. More interesting news about Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) were released by: 247Wallst.com and their article: “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Altbaba, AutoDesk, AutoZone, CBS, Eli Lilly, Lululemon, Michael’s, Target and More – 24/7 Wall St.” published on December 27, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “ESRX or HQY: Which Is the Better Value Stock Right Now? – Nasdaq” with publication date: November 20, 2018.

Blackhill Capital Inc, which manages about $660.31M and $618.28 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Kinder Morgan Inc Del Com (NYSE:KMI) by 195,020 shares to 521,964 shares, valued at $9.25M in 2018Q3, according to the filing.

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