Utah Retirement Systems Has Trimmed International Business Machs (IBM) Position; Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) Shorts Lowered By 26.04%

November 14, 2017 - By Marie Mckinney

Intuitive Surgical Incorporated (NASDAQ:ISRG) had a decrease of 26.04% in short interest. ISRG’s SI was 4.16M shares in November as released by FINRA. Its down 26.04% from 5.62M shares previously. With 1.01 million avg volume, 4 days are for Intuitive Surgical Incorporated (NASDAQ:ISRG)’s short sellers to cover ISRG’s short positions. The stock decreased 0.29% or $1.15 during the last trading session, reaching $390.97. About 576,705 shares traded. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has risen 39.52% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.82% the S&P500.

Utah Retirement Systems decreased International Business Machs (IBM) stake by 2.35% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Utah Retirement Systems sold 3,800 shares as International Business Machs (IBM)’s stock declined 15.88%. The Utah Retirement Systems holds 157,561 shares with $24.24 million value, down from 161,361 last quarter. International Business Machs now has $137.84B valuation. The stock declined 1.00% or $1.49 reaching $147.4 per share. About 3.70 million shares traded. International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) has risen 4.86% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.84% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.72 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.25, from 0.97 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 100 investors sold IBM shares while 695 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 484 raised stakes. 530.91 million shares or 0.81% less from 535.24 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. South State owns 10,812 shares. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees holds 0.51% or 26,717 shares in its portfolio. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt invested in 63,517 shares or 0.15% of the stock. Quinn Opportunity Prtn Limited Liability Company holds 0.41% of its portfolio in International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) for 15,700 shares. Cetera Advisor Networks Ltd Com invested in 0.18% or 24,415 shares. Partnervest Advisory Svcs Limited Liability accumulated 26,894 shares or 1.87% of the stock. Wealth Enhancement Advisory Services reported 15,267 shares or 0.22% of all its holdings. Nelson Roberts Inv Advsrs Limited Co, California-based fund reported 2,374 shares. Carlson Cap Mgmt reported 0.17% stake. Asset Strategies Inc reported 0.31% in International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM). 5.64 million were accumulated by Jpmorgan Chase. Boston Rech & Management accumulated 4,318 shares. Verus Financial Partners Inc holds 0.18% or 2,824 shares in its portfolio. Community Fincl Bank Na holds 130,353 shares. Steinberg Asset Mngmt holds 0.13% or 5,728 shares in its portfolio.

Utah Retirement Systems increased Outfront Media Inc stake by 15,837 shares to 41,001 valued at $948,000 in 2017Q2. It also upped Mylan N V (NASDAQ:MYL) stake by 14,000 shares and now owns 97,637 shares. Nvidia Corp (NASDAQ:NVDA) was raised too.

Analysts await International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) to report earnings on January, 18. They expect $5.17 earnings per share, up 3.19% or $0.16 from last year’s $5.01 per share. IBM’s profit will be $4.83B for 7.13 P/E if the $5.17 EPS becomes a reality. After $3.30 actual earnings per share reported by International Business Machines Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 56.67% EPS growth.

Among 30 analysts covering International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), 9 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. International Business Machines had 108 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, August 31 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 5. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cantor Fitzgerald on Friday, October 16. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 19 by Bernstein. Argus Research upgraded International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) on Wednesday, August 26 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Friday, January 15 by RBC Capital Markets. JMP Securities maintained International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) on Tuesday, July 19 with “Market Outperform” rating. As per Tuesday, October 18, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of IBM in report on Tuesday, October 18 with “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, July 19 by UBS.

Among 20 analysts covering Intuitive Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:ISRG), 12 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Intuitive Surgical Inc had 56 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, January 22 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, September 1 with “Hold”. Bank of America maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, April 20 report. Citigroup maintained Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) rating on Monday, October 23. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $432 target. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy” on Wednesday, October 19. The stock has “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, July 21. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, October 2 report. On Thursday, November 12 the stock rating was initiated by Citigroup with “Buy”. The stock of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) earned “Buy” rating by Wells Fargo on Monday, October 16. Leerink Swann maintained Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) rating on Wednesday, July 5. Leerink Swann has “Buy” rating and $108000 target.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.35, from 0.72 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 35 investors sold Intuitive Surgical, Inc. shares while 185 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 174 raised stakes. 36.05 million shares or 1.68% more from 35.45 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Limited reported 0.06% stake. Endurance Wealth Mgmt Inc reported 0.04% stake. 138,773 were accumulated by Bank Of America Corporation De. 12 were accumulated by Mckinley Cap Mgmt Limited Com Delaware. Zwj Invest Counsel stated it has 735 shares. Wfg Advsr Limited Partnership owns 853 shares. D E Shaw holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) for 7,070 shares. Bp Public Llc holds 4,600 shares or 0.16% of its portfolio. Northern Tru, Illinois-based fund reported 439,123 shares. Waddell & Reed Financial reported 482,960 shares. Cetera Advsrs Lc holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) for 807 shares. Canandaigua Commercial Bank, New York-based fund reported 1,084 shares. Gemmer Asset Ltd Liability Co holds 0.01% or 16 shares. Bluestein R H And holds 32,641 shares or 1.77% of its portfolio. Rafferty Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability reported 0.04% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG).

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