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Ironwood Investment Counsel Increases Position in Intuitive Surgical New (ISRG); Monsanto Co New (Put) (MON) Holding Held by Bluefin Trading Llc

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Ironwood Investment Counsel Llc increased its stake in Intuitive Surgical New (ISRG) by 205.49% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ironwood Investment Counsel Llc bought 1,309 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.58% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 1,946 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $710,000, up from 637 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ironwood Investment Counsel Llc who had been investing in Intuitive Surgical New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $51.66B market cap company. The stock increased 0.29% or $1.34 during the last trading session, reaching $455.95. About 228,480 shares traded. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has risen 58.43% since May 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 46.88% the S&P500.

Scott Burney increased its stake in Monsanto Co New (Put) (MON) by 126.48% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bluefin Trading Llc bought 1.56 million shares as the company’s stock rose 1.12% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Scott Burney held 2.79M shares of the agricultural chemicals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $3.54 million, up from 1.23M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bluefin Trading Llc who had been investing in Monsanto Co New (Put) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $55.34 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.321 during the last trading session, reaching $125.409. About 836,127 shares traded. Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has risen 3.06% since May 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.49% the S&P500.

Among 23 analysts covering Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), 10 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Monsanto Company had 63 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 10 by Wells Fargo. As per Tuesday, October 17, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Monday, April 11 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Sell” rating by Argus Research given on Monday, April 16. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of MON in report on Tuesday, August 1 with “Hold” rating. JP Morgan upgraded Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) on Wednesday, September 21 to “Overweight” rating. UBS maintained it with “Buy” rating and $112 target in Thursday, October 8 report. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, August 14 report. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of MON in report on Wednesday, January 17 with “Hold” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, August 11 report.

Since January 9, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $966,720 activity.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.81 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.03, from 0.84 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 69 investors sold MON shares while 328 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 246 raised stakes. 317.44 million shares or 1.24% less from 321.42 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. New York-based Qs Limited Co has invested 0.02% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Essex Financial reported 0.05% stake. California Employees Retirement System, a California-based fund reported 1.22M shares. Aviva Public Ltd owns 249,891 shares. Nichols Pratt Advisers Limited Liability Partnership Ma reported 78,179 shares stake. Haverford Trust holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 9,032 shares. Gotham Asset Management Ltd Co has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Glenview National Bank Trust Dept holds 0.74% of its portfolio in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) for 13,767 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsrs LP accumulated 989,367 shares. Fiduciary Trust Com owns 4,557 shares. Cambridge Advsr Inc holds 11,865 shares. Gofen & Glossberg Ltd Co Il accumulated 55,935 shares or 0.23% of the stock. Clinton Inc invested 6.07% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Stonebridge Capital Management has 7,680 shares. Cetera Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.02% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON).

More news for Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Andaz Private Investments Notes May 2018” on May 10, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Tracking Dan Loeb’s Third Point Portfolio – Q1 2018 Update” and published on May 22, 2018 is yet another important article.

Bluefin Trading Llc, which manages about $1.65 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Barclays Bk Plc (Put) by 521,100 shares to 1.08 million shares, valued at $3.48 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Deutsche Bank Ag (NYSE:DB) by 17,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 31,900 shares, and cut its stake in Constellation Brands Inc (Call) (NYSE:STZ).

Since January 30, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 24 insider sales for $117.80 million activity. Shares for $1.11M were sold by BARRATT CRAIG H on Friday, March 9. The insider Brogna Salvatore sold 7,934 shares worth $3.34M. Rosa David J. also sold $24.68 million worth of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) shares. Samath Jamie had sold 861 shares worth $361,698. RUBASH MARK J sold $430,000 worth of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) on Tuesday, March 6. MOHR MARSHALL had sold 7,500 shares worth $3.11M.

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. Leerink Swann maintained it with “Buy” rating and $108000 target in Wednesday, July 5 report. On Wednesday, July 22 the stock rating was upgraded by Canaccord Genuity to “Buy”. As per Monday, April 9, the company rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald. The stock of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 2 by Canaccord Genuity. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, July 21 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 20 by Citigroup. The stock of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 1 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Wednesday, January 10, the company rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald. The stock of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) earned “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, October 13. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, January 7.

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