Check Capital Management Raised Its Express Scripts (ESRX) Position; Winslow Capital Management Has Trimmed Its Position in Nvidia (NVDA) by $18.37 Million

May 22, 2018 - By Linda Rogers

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Winslow Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Nvidia Corp (NVDA) by 7.94% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Winslow Capital Management Llc sold 95,181 shares as the company’s stock rose 15.49% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 1.10M shares of the semiconductors company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $213.48M, down from 1.20M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Winslow Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Nvidia Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $147.33 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.63% or $1.54 during the last trading session, reaching $242.7. About 12.83M shares traded. NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) has risen 108.33% since May 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 96.78% the S&P500.

Check Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Express Scripts (ESRX) by 1812.22% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Check Capital Management Inc bought 724,888 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.58% with the market. The hedge fund held 764,888 shares of the medical and nursing services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $57.09 million, up from 40,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Check Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Express Scripts for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $43.67B market cap company. The stock increased 1.61% or $1.23 during the last trading session, reaching $77.75. About 3.40 million shares traded. Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) has risen 8.93% since May 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.62% the S&P500.

Winslow Capital Management Llc, which manages about $33.78 billion and $18.10B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Electronic Arts Inc (NASDAQ:EA) by 157,305 shares to 1.76 million shares, valued at $185.12M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Adobe Systems Inc (NASDAQ:ADBE) by 682,503 shares in the quarter, for a total of 1.56M shares, and has risen its stake in Charter Comm Inc.

Analysts await NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) to report earnings on August, 9. They expect $1.44 earnings per share, up 56.52% or $0.52 from last year’s $0.92 per share. NVDA’s profit will be $874.13 million for 42.14 P/E if the $1.44 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.88 actual earnings per share reported by NVIDIA Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -23.40% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “The 10 Fastest-Growing Stocks to Invest In Right Now” on May 22, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Nvida: Impressive Results, Shareholders Disappointed” published on May 11, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Upcoming Earnings: Nvidia Reports After Thursday’s Close” on May 09, 2018. More interesting news about NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “NXP Semiconductors, Micron among movers on trade war hold” published on May 21, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Needham raises Nvidia target to 28% upside” with publication date: May 14, 2018.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 selling transactions for $22.84 million activity. Shares for $119,427 were sold by Drell Persis. 17,307 shares valued at $3.94 million were sold by PERRY MARK L on Monday, February 12. 40,359 shares valued at $9.91M were sold by GAITHER JAMES C on Thursday, February 15. 171 NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) shares with value of $31,732 were sold by Kress Colette. Shoquist Debora sold $7.67 million worth of stock or 32,049 shares.

Among 45 analysts covering Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA), 27 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Nvidia Corporation had 205 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Canaccord Genuity upgraded NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) on Monday, November 16 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Susquehanna on Tuesday, September 20. The firm has “Reduce” rating by Instinet given on Thursday, February 23. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 14 by Jefferies. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, August 12. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Monday, July 24. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Friday, November 10 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was initiated by Mizuho with “Buy” on Friday, July 15. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, February 8. Barclays Capital maintained NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) on Friday, May 11 with “Overweight” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.21 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.09, from 1.3 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 59 investors sold NVDA shares while 301 reduced holdings. 113 funds opened positions while 321 raised stakes. 363.65 million shares or 6.07% less from 387.15 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Lenox Wealth Mngmt invested in 0.03% or 499 shares. New York State Teachers Retirement has invested 0.43% in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA). Tcw Group Inc reported 0.37% of its portfolio in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA). 3.39M were accumulated by Tiaa Cref Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp. Cookson Peirce And Inc holds 2.3% of its portfolio in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) for 126,760 shares. Dorsey Wright & Assocs holds 56,389 shares. Seizert Prtn Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.08% in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA). Price T Rowe Md stated it has 0.05% in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA). Dock Street Asset Mgmt holds 5.75% or 76,747 shares. Harvest Management Ltd Llc has 3,000 shares for 0.38% of their portfolio. Amica Retiree Med holds 2,693 shares. Franklin has invested 0.1% in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA). Texas-based Twin Tree Mngmt LP has invested 0.03% in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA). Atria Limited Co has invested 0.14% in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA). Cwm Limited Company holds 481 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

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. On Wednesday, January 24 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Hold”. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, January 19 by Leerink Swann. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $66.0 target in Wednesday, October 25 report. Bernstein downgraded the shares of ESRX in report on Tuesday, January 30 to “Sell” rating. The rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Sell” on Monday, February 22. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Wednesday, March 23 by Leerink Swann. On Wednesday, July 26 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Hold”. The company was upgraded on Friday, December 15 by Robert W. Baird. As per Wednesday, December 20, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. Jefferies maintained it with “Buy” rating and $80.0 target in Friday, December 15 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.69 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.07, from 0.62 in 2017Q3. It is positive, 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. Brandywine Tru accumulated 2,849 shares or 0.18% of the stock. Howland Ltd Liability Com stated it has 4,728 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Wilkins Invest Counsel Incorporated holds 0.54% or 24,111 shares. Adirondack Trust Com reported 2,475 shares. Rudman Errol M reported 93,726 shares. Diamond Hill Cap Management accumulated 0% or 3,207 shares. Cahill Advsr accumulated 7,313 shares. Baystate Wealth Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 567 shares. South Dakota Inv Council owns 20,100 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Qci Asset Mgmt Ny holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Express Scripts Holding Company (NASDAQ:ESRX) for 732 shares. Geode Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 6.61 million shares. Brookstone Cap Mgmt holds 0.02% or 3,634 shares. Ashfield Cap Prtn Lc holds 31,987 shares or 0.31% of its portfolio. Harvey Cap Management owns 12,500 shares. Brown Brothers Harriman And reported 0% stake.

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