Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) Receiving Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

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Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) Receiving Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

It has outperformed by 152.93% the S&P500.

Cibc World Markets Corp decreased its stake in Intuitive Surgical Inc (ISRG) by 22.1% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The last close places the company's stock about $5.61 off its 52 week high of $426.98 and $204.18 above the 52 week low of $217.19. ETF Managers Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of Intuitive Surgical during the 2nd quarter worth about $110,000. Raytheon Co now has $57.08 billion valuation. Capital Asset Advisory Services LLC increased its position in shares of Intuitive Surgical by 200.0% during the fourth quarter.

Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 19th. It has outperformed by 3.08% the S&P500. (NASDAQ:ISRG) for 2.58M shares.

Analysts expect Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) to report $0.65 EPS on January, 19.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 7.14% from last quarter's $0.7 EPS. ISRG's profit will be $214.01M for 54.86 P/E if the $1.91 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.83 actual earnings per share reported by KMG Chemicals, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -14.46% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q3 2017. The medical equipment provider reported $2.77 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.99 by $0.78.

The most recent non open market insider trade was completed by SMITH LONNIE M on 12/11/2017, and was a disposition of 30,000 shares with a final price of $0. 63 funds opened positions while 170 raised stakes. Triangle Securities Wealth Management increased its position in shares of Intuitive Surgical by 196.5% during the fourth quarter. L And S Advisors Inc stated it has 2,760 shares or 0.48% of all its holdings. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Oregon Employees Retirement Fund invested in 9,755 shares or 0.16% of the stock. 14,126 were accumulated by Toronto Dominion Commercial Bank. Ltd acquired a new position in shares of Intuitive Surgical during the 2nd quarter worth about $120,000. In the past 3-month period alone, shares of ISRG have appreciated +42.99 - or +12.12%. Barclays Public Limited Company invested 0% in KMG Chemicals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Woodstock reported 15,482 shares. Glenmede Company Na holds 0.01% or 2,753 shares. Coldstream Capital Mgmt stated it has 205 shares. The number of shares now owned by investors are 111.43 mln. BTIG Research downgraded Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company increased Anthem Inc (ANTM) stake by 84.18% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Koch Industries Inc owns 1,175 shares or 0.29% of their United States portfolio. Axovant Sciences Ltd (Put) was raised too. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and twelve have given a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 70% are positive. Liberty Mutual Group Incorporated Asset has invested 0.11% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) on Thursday, July 21 to "Under Perform" rating. (NASDAQ:ISRG) earned "Strong-Buy" rating by Vetr on Wednesday, September 2. As per Thursday, June 16, the company rating was initiated by Bernstein. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, December 20 by Piper Jaffray. The company was maintained on Monday, September 25 by Wedbush. Intuitive Surgical presently has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $357.44. Evercore initiated the stock with "Hold" rating in Friday, September 23 report.

Since August 22, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 13 insider sales for $25.42 million activity. Leonard Keith R also sold $854,000 worth of Intuitive Surgical, Inc.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Wells Fargo & Co restated a "buy" rating on shares of Intuitive Surgical in a research note on Monday, October 16th. 262 shares valued at $97,726 were sold by Myriam Curet on Tuesday, October 24. About 2.04 million shares traded or 126.77% up from the average. BARRATT CRAIG H sold $2.86M worth of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) on Friday, April 1 to "Neutral" rating.

In an overview of the current analyst recommendations, Buy count is 1 and Overweight is 1 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Underweight are 5 and 1, respectively. Therefore 66% are positive. Raytheon Company had 69 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Kemper Corporation (NYSE:KMPR) has "Strong Buy" rating given on Thursday, August 3 by Raymond James. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to "Hold" on Monday, August 31. As per Wednesday, October 18, the company rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald. The firm has "Buy" rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, August 10. The company was upgraded on Monday, January 4 by Morgan Stanley. Topeka Capital Markets maintained it with "Buy" rating and $15 target in Friday, February 12 report. $580,535 worth of stock was sold by Samath Jamie on Tuesday, October 24.

Navellier & Associates Inc decreased Keycorp (NYSE:KEY) stake by 18,800 shares to 60,600 valued at $1.14 million in 2017Q3. The stock had a trading volume of 487,544 shares, compared to its average volume of 975,100.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.03, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 10 investors sold Kemper Corporation shares while 38 reduced holdings. Bnp Paribas Asset Mngmt Holding Sa holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Tocqueville Asset Lp reported 0.09% stake. (NYSE:UBA) or 497,585 shares. Blackrock has invested 0% in KMG Chemicals, Inc. Tiaa Cref Investment Lc holds 0% or 100,941 shares in its portfolio. The company has market cap of $31.12 billion. Tower Capital Ltd Llc (Trc) invested in 0% or 50 shares. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 536 shares in the company, valued at $213,574.56. 36,845 were reported by Manning And Napier Advisors Limited Liability Corp. The insider Johnson Amal M sold $996,010. $121,723 worth of Raytheon Company (NYSE:RTN) shares were sold by Jimenez Frank R. Long Letitia A sold 650 shares worth $120,790. The shares were sold at an average price of $371.18, for a total transaction of $5,567,700.00.

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