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Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund Holding in Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) Has Raised as Stock Rose; Confluence Wealth Management Increased Its Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) Position by $886,704 as Market Value Rose

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Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund increased its stake in Intuitive Surgical Inc (ISRG) by 205.54% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund bought 2,002 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.58% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 2,976 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.09 million, up from 974 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund who had been investing in Intuitive Surgical Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $49.45 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.54% or $11.37 during the last trading session, reaching $436.47. About 1.05M shares traded or 20.40% up from the average. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has risen 58.43% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 46.88% the S&P500.

Confluence Wealth Management Llc increased its stake in Intuitive Surgical Inc (ISRG) by 190.76% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Confluence Wealth Management Llc bought 2,436 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.58% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 3,713 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.36M, up from 1,277 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Confluence Wealth Management Llc who had been investing in Intuitive Surgical Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $49.45 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.54% or $11.37 during the last trading session, reaching $436.47. About 1.05M shares traded or 20.40% up from the average. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has risen 58.43% since April 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 46.88% the S&P500.

Since October 30, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 22 sales for $99.72 million activity. GUTHART GARY S also sold $11.82 million worth of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) shares. MELTZER MARK J sold $2.52 million worth of stock or 6,000 shares. 1,000 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) shares with value of $430,000 were sold by RUBASH MARK J. SMITH LONNIE M had sold 46,667 shares worth $21.31 million. MOHR MARSHALL also sold $2.23M worth of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) shares. Rosa David J. also sold $24.68M worth of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) on Friday, April 20.

Investors sentiment increased to 12.48 in Q4 2017. Its up 11.44, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 23 investors sold ISRG shares while 21 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 458 raised stakes. 191.92 million shares or 430.23% more from 36.20 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 3,612 were accumulated by Caxton Lp. 1,005 were accumulated by Albion Financial Ut. 1St Source Commercial Bank has 0.02% invested in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) for 761 shares. Boston Private Wealth Lc holds 0.1% or 7,140 shares. Atlantic Trust Gru Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.35% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Pictet Asset Limited owns 0.65% invested in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) for 696,077 shares. Ubs Asset Americas reported 420,937 shares stake. Wells Fargo Mn, a California-based fund reported 490,466 shares. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors Ltd Liability Partnership Ma reported 2,229 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Stifel stated it has 28,576 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. L & S Advisors stated it has 0.44% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Bath Savings Trust Co has 5,013 shares. Sva Plumb Wealth Limited Liability invested 0.79% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Inv House Ltd owns 9,330 shares. Riverpark Capital Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 2.14% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) for 40,744 shares.

Among 20 analysts covering Intuitive Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:ISRG), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Intuitive Surgical Inc had 77 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Vetr upgraded Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) rating on Wednesday, September 2. Vetr has “Strong-Buy” rating and $571.07 target. The company was maintained on Friday, July 21 by Canaccord Genuity. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Thursday, January 25. As per Thursday, January 25, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, September 25 by Wedbush. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, April 17 by Cantor Fitzgerald. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of ISRG in report on Wednesday, April 18 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, April 18. On Wednesday, July 20 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Thursday, November 16.

Confluence Wealth Management Llc, which manages about $538.63M and $210.78M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ishares Tr (EFA) by 6,802 shares to 156,781 shares, valued at $11.02M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Schwab Strategic Tr (SCHZ) by 6,327 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 118,190 shares, and cut its stake in Vanguard Bd Index Fd Inc (BSV).

Among 20 analysts covering Intuitive Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:ISRG), 14 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 70% are positive. Intuitive Surgical Inc had 77 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 13 by BTIG Research. Leerink Swann maintained it with “Buy” rating and $51000 target in Wednesday, April 18 report. The rating was initiated by Wells Fargo with “Outperform” on Thursday, October 13. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, April 18 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Wednesday, July 20. On Monday, April 9 the stock rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald with “Buy”. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, April 18 by Morgan Stanley. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained it with “Buy” rating and $490.0 target in Friday, January 26 report. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of ISRG in report on Thursday, July 20 with “Hold” rating. Wells Fargo maintained it with “Buy” rating and $413.0 target in Monday, October 16 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 12.48 in Q4 2017. Its up 11.44, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 23 investors sold ISRG shares while 21 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 458 raised stakes. 191.92 million shares or 430.23% more from 36.20 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Brandywine Managers Ltd invested in 750 shares. 743 were reported by Tokio Marine Asset Communication Ltd. Royal Bankshares Of Canada holds 0.03% or 206,706 shares. First Manhattan invested 0% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Strategy Asset Managers Ltd Liability Corp holds 12,246 shares or 0.87% of its portfolio. Atria Lc has 1,777 shares. Fcm Invests Tx reported 14,430 shares stake. Winslow Evans And Crocker reported 194 shares. British Columbia Invest Mngmt reported 67,361 shares. Tudor Invest Et Al holds 0.06% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) or 6,064 shares. 27,020 were accumulated by Maverick Limited. 795 were reported by Kcm Advsr Ltd Liability Company. Evercore Wealth Mngmt Ltd Liability reported 57 shares stake. Integral Derivatives Lc holds 0.01% or 706 shares in its portfolio. 2,158 were reported by Virtus Inv Advisers.

Since October 30, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 22 sales for $99.72 million activity. 7,500 shares were sold by MOHR MARSHALL, worth $3.37M. On Thursday, April 19 Friedman Michael A sold $999,198 worth of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) or 2,181 shares. Shares for $430,000 were sold by RUBASH MARK J. Samath Jamie sold $361,698 worth of stock or 861 shares. On Friday, April 20 the insider Rosa David J. sold $24.68M. Brogna Salvatore sold $3.34 million worth of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) on Thursday, March 1.

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