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Walgreen and Express Scripts’ Split Hurt These Hedge Funds $WAG $ESRX

Walgreen fell 5.5% after failing to renew its contract with Express Scripts (ESRX). ESRX declined more than 3% initially but recovered all these losses. ESRX is more popular than WAG among hedge fund managers. Brian Jackelow’s SAB Capital had devoted 8.7% of its portfolio to ESRX. John Lykouretzos’ Hoplite, Eric Bannasch’s Cadian Capital, Gabe Hoffman’s Accipiter, Stephen Mandel’s Lone Pine, and Larry Robbins’ Glenview had more than 4% of their portfolio in ESRX as well.

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Unfortunately Walgreen’s investors lost more than 5% in a day when the market is up by more than 1%. Here are the hedge funds with the most concentrated WAG positions:

1. Matthew Lindenbaum – Basswood Capital: 1.92% of its portfolio is in WAG.

2. Alexander Mitchell – Scopus Asset Management: 1.16% of its portfolio is in WAG.

3. Harris Associates: 0.91% of its portfolio is in WAG.

4. Robert Rodrigues – First Pacific Advisors: 0.66% of its portfolio is in WAG.

5. Benjamin Slavet – Ascend Capital: 0.44% of its portfolio is in WAG.