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Express Scripts’ stock rocked by tweets from short seller Andrew Left

Andrew Left, owner and founder of Citron Research, in Los Angeles on Oct. 22, 2015. Bloomberg/Patrick T. Fallon

Shares of Express Scripts Holding Co. took a sharp dive in afternoon trade Thursday, after a noted short seller took aim at the pharmacy benefit manager in a series of tweets.

The stock ESRX, -6.72% was trading down about 2.6% at around 1 p.m. ET, then accelerated to a loss of as much as 10% before paring some losses. Volume spiked to 13.2 million shares in recent trade, or about triple the full-day average.

Andrew Left’s Citron Research tweeted that Express Scripts “is (the) Philidor of the...


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