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Morgan Stanley Decreased Its Coca Cola Co (KO) Position by $71.11 Million as Share Value Declined; Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund Holds Stake in Intuitive Surgical (ISRG)

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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 $52.23 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.92% or $4.21 during the last trading session, reaching $461.04. About 461,801 shares traded. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has risen 58.43% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 46.88% the S&P500.

Morgan Stanley decreased its stake in Coca Cola Co (KO) by 4.56% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Morgan Stanley sold 1.58 million shares as the company’s stock declined 5.92% with the market. The institutional investor held 33.08 million shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.52 billion, down from 34.66 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Morgan Stanley who had been investing in Coca Cola Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $176.81B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.41% or $0.17 during the last trading session, reaching $41.55. About 11.59 million shares traded. The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) has risen 1.35% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.20% the S&P500.

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 upgraded on Wednesday, July 22 by Canaccord Genuity. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 19 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, October 20 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 18 by Canaccord Genuity. Wedbush maintained Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) rating on Wednesday, July 20. Wedbush has “Outperform” rating and $755 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, July 21 by J.P. Morgan. On Thursday, July 20 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) on Tuesday, April 17 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Wednesday, January 10. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Buy” rating and $800 target in Wednesday, July 20 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 12.48 in 2017 Q4. Its up 11.44, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. It increased, 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. Gsa Prtnrs Llp holds 2,053 shares. Ascend Ltd Company holds 0.42% or 30,280 shares in its portfolio. Cibc Ww Mkts Corporation has 57,204 shares. Cambridge Investment Rech Advsr holds 0.02% or 3,765 shares. Federated Invsts Pa invested 0% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). First Manhattan stated it has 0% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Connecticut-based Bradley Foster And Sargent Ct has invested 0.06% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). 10,580 are owned by Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi. Mcdaniel Terry And invested in 0.06% or 975 shares. Hm Payson And stated it has 7,260 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Comml Bank Of Hawaii owns 3,200 shares. Winslow Evans Crocker has invested 0.02% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Reilly Fin Limited Liability stated it has 15 shares. Bb&T Corp reported 2,263 shares. 22,462 are owned by Sector Pension Inv Board.

More notable recent Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Does Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Have Any More Room to Run?” on May 11, 2018, also Vendingmarketwatch.com with their article: “The Rise of the Robot: Investing In Disruptive Automation” published on May 16, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Philip Morris International Is A Value Trap – Cramer’s Lightning Round (5/8/18)” on May 09, 2018. More interesting news about Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Intuitive Surgical Generates More Market Optimism” published on April 23, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Intuitive Surgical At The Cutting Edge” with publication date: May 13, 2018.

Since January 30, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 24 selling transactions for $117.80 million activity. $3.37 million worth of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) was sold by MOHR MARSHALL. 262 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) shares with value of $113,053 were sold by Myriam Curet. $361,698 worth of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) was sold by Samath Jamie. SMITH LONNIE M sold $21.31 million worth of stock or 46,667 shares. Friedman Michael A had sold 2,181 shares worth $999,198. Another trade for 1,000 shares valued at $420,006 was made by RUBASH MARK J on Monday, March 5.

Since January 16, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 5 selling transactions for $6.52 million activity. $719,250 worth of stock was sold by LONG ROBERT EDWARD on Wednesday, January 24. The insider Waller Kathy N sold $1.07M. MANN JENNIFER K sold $84,735 worth of stock or 1,883 shares. 14,129 shares were sold by MURPHY JOHN, worth $631,572 on Tuesday, March 13.

Analysts await The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) to report earnings on July, 25. They expect $0.61 EPS, up 3.39% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.59 per share. KO’s profit will be $2.60B for 17.03 P/E if the $0.61 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.47 actual EPS reported by The Coca-Cola Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 29.79% EPS growth.

Morgan Stanley, which manages about $60.09B and $365.35 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Dollar Gen Corp New (NYSE:DG) by 669,486 shares to 2.09M shares, valued at $194.06M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Schneider National Inc by 2.19M shares in the quarter, for a total of 2.53M shares, and has risen its stake in Belden Inc (NYSE:BDC).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.91 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.11, from 0.8 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 51 investors sold KO shares while 623 reduced holdings. 124 funds opened positions while 492 raised stakes. 2.73 billion shares or 0.05% less from 2.73 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Riverpoint Mgmt Ltd Co reported 23,168 shares stake. Parsec Financial Management Inc has invested 0.16% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Schnieders Capital Ltd Liability Com has 21,428 shares for 0.41% of their portfolio. Engines Advsrs Limited Com owns 19 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Ahl Ptnrs Limited Liability Partnership accumulated 30,479 shares. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment Mgmt stated it has 0.51% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). 143,589 are owned by Murphy Capital Mgmt. Sandy Spring Comml Bank accumulated 56,942 shares. Advisors Incorporated Ok accumulated 351,429 shares. Federated Investors Inc Pa has invested 2.49% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Family Cap Company reported 350 shares. Longer Invs Inc invested in 34,600 shares. Missouri-based Sterneck Mgmt Ltd Liability Company has invested 1.48% in The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO). Bbva Compass National Bank & Trust holds 231,911 shares. Campbell Newman Asset Management reported 35,004 shares.

Among 22 analysts covering Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. Coca-Cola had 76 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) earned “Buy” rating by UBS on Thursday, October 22. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, April 19 by Credit Suisse. As per Tuesday, February 20, the company rating was maintained by JP Morgan. On Friday, April 28 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy”. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of KO in report on Thursday, October 26 with “Equal-Weight” rating. The rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, January 12 to “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) rating on Friday, June 30. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $4900 target. Cowen & Co maintained The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) on Thursday, July 13 with “Hold” rating. Vetr upgraded it to “Hold” rating and $42.01 target in Monday, August 24 report. Goldman Sachs upgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, April 17 report.

More notable recent The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) news were published by: Livetradingnews.com which released: “The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) Stock Worth Watching” on April 26, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “Better Buy: Altria Group vs. Coca-Cola” published on May 12, 2018, Themiddlemarket.com published: “M&A daily wrap: NFL’s Carolina Panthers, Cam Newton, David Tepper, Appaloosa, Brynwood Partners” on May 16, 2018. More interesting news about The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Shareholder Yield: Coke Vs. Pepsi” published on May 10, 2018 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Former Coca-Cola, ESPN marketing executive on making the shift to health care with Cambia” with publication date: May 02, 2018.

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