BidaskClub Downgrades Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) to Buy

How Intuitive Surgical Inc. Makes Most of Its Money

FMR LLC boosted its stake in shares of Intuitive Surgical by 3.4% in the first quarter. Blackrock Fund Advsrs holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 23 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $21,827.23. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 284 shares of the medical equipment provider's stock valued at $266,000 after buying an additional 4 shares during the period. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has risen 39.52% since August 10, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.82% the S&P500.

The stock split is still subject to shareholder approval, the Sunnyvale, Calif. -based company said, with a special meeting of stockholders slated for September 22. Generation Investment Management Llp sold 40,441 shares as Sensata Technologies Hldg Nv (ST)'s stock declined 3.64%. The stock declined 1.29% or $0.31 reaching $23.81 per share. About 33,227 shares traded. Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) has risen 58.64% since August 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 41.94% the S&P500.

Since February 17, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 21 insider sales for $42.85 million activity. Geneva Advsr Limited Liability Co reported 0.74% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Myriam Curet sold $2.83 million worth of stock. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 34,065 shares of company stock worth $31,659,090. (NASDAQ:ISRG). One National Association stated it has 0.38% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. "(NASDAQ:ISRG)" was published by Transcript Daily and is owned by of Transcript Daily. Shares for $3.75M were sold by Rosa David J. The insider MELTZER MARK J sold 3,000 shares worth $2.66 million. Johnson Amal M sold 1,000 shares worth $750,000.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.21 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.05, from 1.26 in 2016Q3. The fund owned 3,109 shares of the medical equipment provider's stock after selling 115 shares during the period.

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In related news, VP Jamie Samath sold 242 shares of Intuitive Surgical stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 25th. (NASDAQ:ISRG). 1,600 are owned by Laurion Capital Mgmt Ltd Partnership. Jw Asset Mgmt Lc accumulated 3,000 shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt reported 0.06% stake. Carroll Fincl Assoc Inc invested 0% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) for 35 shares. Alliancebernstein LP accumulated 789,639 shares. Moreover, Portolan Capital Management Llc has 0.58% invested in the company for 222,699 shares. Morgan Stanley holds 0.2% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Parkwood Limited Co reported 981 shares. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Management Grp Ltd Com holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. 5,000 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) for 981,070 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Trust Corporation stated it has 184,678 shares.

Among 20 analysts covering Intuitive Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:ISRG), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Sensata Technologies Holdings NV had 37 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. As per Tuesday, July 18, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. Finally, Citigroup Inc. reiterated a "buy" rating and issued a $1,078.00 price target (up previously from $917.00) on shares of Intuitive Surgical in a research note on Monday, July 24th. The company was maintained on Monday, July 10 by Canaccord Genuity. Contravisory Invest Mngmt Inc holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Spectrum Asset Management (Nb Ca) invested 0.41% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Intuitive Surgical has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $980.03. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, July 20 with "Buy". The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, July 26 by Citigroup. Piper Jaffray maintained Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) rating on Thursday, July 20.

Washington Trust Company increased Ishares Tr (IWM) stake by 13,299 shares to 375,652 valued at $50.66 million in 2016Q4. Spdr (SPY) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.23, from 1.07 in 2016Q3. 45 funds opened positions while 103 raised stakes. The company has a market capitalization of $34.67 billion, a P/E ratio of 44.70 and a beta of 0.39. Price T Rowe Associates Md holds 5.20 million shares. Maverick Cap reported 1,750 shares. Sei Co holds 28,375 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Tdam Usa owns 229,180 shares. Miles invested 0.22% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Iberiabank Corp stated it has 84,929 shares or 0.69% of all its holdings. Arrowgrass Partners (Us) Lp holds 0.03% or 4,206 shares in its portfolio. Cap Financial Advisers Limited Company holds 0% or 3,001 shares in its portfolio. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 60% are positive. The rating was upgraded by CLSA to "Outperform" on Friday, January 29. The stock of Natera Inc (NASDAQ:NTRA) earned "Buy" rating by Benchmark on Tuesday, April 19. The firm has "Market Perform" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods given on Monday, May 16. The stock of Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) earned "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, October 7. BMO Capital Markets maintained General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) rating on Thursday, March 23. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of GE in report on Monday, October 19 with "Buy" rating. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray on Thursday, July 20 with "Hold".

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