Autus Asset Management Has Cut Its Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) Holding by $1.09 Million as Stock Price Declined; Gw Henssler & Associates LTD Has Lifted Its Verizon Communications (VZ) Stake by $2.52 Million

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Gw Henssler & Associates Ltd increased its stake in Verizon Communications Inc (VZ) by 100.65% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Gw Henssler & Associates Ltd bought 47,638 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.67% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 94,970 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $5.07 million, up from 47,332 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Gw Henssler & Associates Ltd who had been investing in Verizon Communications Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $225.11B market cap company. The stock increased 0.11% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $54.48. About 11.37M shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has risen 15.57% since February 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 15.57% the S&P500. Some Historical VZ News: 06/03/2018 – Boston Business Journal: Verizon’s @oath could anchor North Station office tower; 24/04/2018 – VERIZON – EXPECTS SERVICE REVENUE GROWTH ON A GAAP REPORTED BASIS TO TURN POSITIVE BY END OF 2018; 06/03/2018 – Verizon to speak at Deutsche Bank conference March 7; 10/04/2018 – Verizon Cites Ransomware as ‘Top Cybersecurity Threat’; 15/03/2018 – LogMeln Partners with Verizon to Provide LastPass to Fios and High-Speed Internet Customers; 15/05/2018 – Verizon has “no interest” in being a traditional TV network and is “plowing money” into the development of 5G, according to CEO Lowell McAdam; 24/04/2018 – Tech Today: Verizon Inflects, Alphabet Spends, Apple Sinks Chips — Barron’s Blog; 14/05/2018 – Verizon announces ThingSpace Ready, a program to help get cellular IoT solutions to market quickly, reliably and cost effectively; 12/05/2018 – Verizon customers can donate to support Hawaii disaster relief efforts with text-to-donate campaign; 07/05/2018 – VERIZON FILES FOR $730M 5.32% NOTES DUE 2053 VIA BNPP, DB

Autus Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in Intuitive Surgical Inc (ISRG) by 9.26% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Autus Asset Management Llc sold 1,906 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.08% with the market. The institutional investor held 18,674 shares of the health care company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $10.72M, down from 20,580 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Autus Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Intuitive Surgical Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $61.08 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.16% or $6.24 during the last trading session, reaching $533.47. About 627,215 shares traded. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has risen 29.79% since February 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.79% the S&P500. Some Historical ISRG News: 29/05/2018 – Intuitive to Begin Direct Operations in India; 29/05/2018 – INTUITIVE SURGICAL INC ISRG.O – ANNOUNCED TODAY IT HAS BEGUN DIRECT OPERATIONS IN INDIA; 16/04/2018 – Intuitive Surgical Inc expected to post earnings of $2.07 a share – Earnings Preview; 17/04/2018 – INTUITIVE SURGICAL 1Q ADJ EPS $2.44; 17/04/2018 – Intuitive Surgical’s quarterly profit jumps 59 percent; 03/05/2018 – Intuitive Surgical at Bank of America Conference May 15; 17/04/2018 – Intuitive Surgical 1Q EPS $2.44; 17/04/2018 – INTUITIVE SURGICAL 1Q ADJ EPS $2.44, EST. $2.07; 03/05/2018 – New Study Shows Robotic-Assisted Surgery Benefits for lnguinal Hernia Repair; 23/04/2018 – Labaton Sucharow LLP Announces Notice of Pendency of Class Action in the In re Intuitive Surgical Securities Litigation

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.11, from 1.29 in 2018Q2. It turned negative, as 26 investors sold ISRG shares while 235 reduced holdings. 94 funds opened positions while 213 raised stakes. 92.91 million shares or 1.44% less from 94.27 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Richard Bernstein Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp owns 6,861 shares for 0.11% of their portfolio. Cornerstone Incorporated owns 5,300 shares for 0.22% of their portfolio. Smithfield invested 0% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Psagot Investment House owns 318 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Asset Management One stated it has 187,644 shares. Dynamic Advisor Solutions Limited Liability Corp holds 0.27% or 2,263 shares. Parametric Assoc Limited Liability Corporation holds 323,402 shares or 0.16% of its portfolio. Gulf Intl Comml Bank (Uk) has invested 0.26% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Lombard Odier Asset Mngmt (Europe) Limited has invested 0.04% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Fjarde Ap owns 0.26% invested in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) for 30,210 shares. Hikari Tsushin owns 11,340 shares. Adage Cap Partners Group Ltd Com stated it has 256,235 shares. Utd Automobile Association accumulated 77,227 shares or 0.11% of the stock. Driehaus Cap Mngmt Limited Liability Corp holds 0.06% or 3,333 shares. Dnb Asset Mngmt As stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG).

Autus Asset Management Llc, which manages about $447.84M and $603.20 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Tr (CSJ) by 53,842 shares to 108,444 shares, valued at $5.62M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in General Dynamics Corp (NYSE:GD) by 2,136 shares in the quarter, for a total of 30,645 shares, and has risen its stake in Paypal Hldgs Inc.

Since August 27, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 16 selling transactions for $60.01 million activity. The insider Samath Jamie sold 864 shares worth $431,319. 32,500 shares were sold by Rosa David J., worth $16.28M. 28,152 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) shares with value of $14.65 million were sold by GUTHART GARY S. The insider Johnson Amal M sold 1,000 shares worth $500,000. SMITH LONNIE M had sold 225 shares worth $121,509 on Wednesday, November 7. The insider RUBASH MARK J sold 150 shares worth $81,549.

More notable recent Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Intuitive Surgical Breaks Below 200-Day Moving Average – Notable for ISRG – Nasdaq” on February 08, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Intuitive Surgical slips 1% premarket on J&J takeout of Auris Health – Seeking Alpha” published on February 13, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Intuitive Surgical misses by $0.11, beats on revenue – Seeking Alpha” on January 24, 2019. More interesting news about Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) Stock Moves -0.18%: What You Should Know – Nasdaq” published on November 29, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) Q3 Earnings Preview: What’s Shaping Up? – Nasdaq” with publication date: October 11, 2018.

Among 23 analysts covering Intuitive Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:ISRG), 17 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Intuitive Surgical Inc had 92 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, May 26 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. The rating was initiated by Wells Fargo on Thursday, October 13 with “Outperform”. As per Friday, July 21, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, January 4. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, January 18 by Leerink Swann. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Thursday, October 11 report. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, April 18 report. The rating was upgraded by Vetr on Wednesday, September 2 to “Strong-Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by J.P. Morgan on Monday, April 16. The rating was maintained by Bank of America on Tuesday, July 17 with “Buy”.

Among 35 analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 20 Hold. Therefore 43% are positive. Verizon Communications Inc. had 95 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital maintained Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) rating on Monday, April 18. Barclays Capital has “Equal-Weight” rating and $52 target. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, January 24. Moffett Nathanson downgraded Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Tuesday, September 4 to “Neutral” rating. Moffet Nathanson downgraded Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) rating on Friday, April 1. Moffet Nathanson has “Neutral” rating and $55 target. Citigroup maintained the shares of VZ in report on Monday, March 14 with “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, January 16 by Moffett Nathanson. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Buy” rating by Scotia Capital on Monday, January 22. RBC Capital Markets maintained Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) on Monday, July 31 with “Sector Perform” rating. As per Friday, August 14, the company rating was upgraded by Zacks. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Monday, December 3.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.3 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.21, from 1.09 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 40 investors sold VZ shares while 569 reduced holdings. 138 funds opened positions while 651 raised stakes. 2.57 billion shares or 0.19% more from 2.56 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Advent Cap Mngmt De has invested 0.11% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Whittier Tru stated it has 287,196 shares. Liberty Capital Management Incorporated has 34,088 shares. Obermeyer Wood Investment Counsel Lllp accumulated 5,297 shares. Sandhill Limited Liability invested in 10,847 shares or 0.09% of the stock. Winslow Evans & Crocker owns 43,892 shares for 0.71% of their portfolio. Crossvault Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Com holds 0.54% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) or 19,692 shares. Bancshares Of New York Mellon, a New York-based fund reported 55.24M shares. New York-based Roosevelt Invest Gru has invested 0.02% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Inverness Counsel Limited Liability Company Ny reported 38,555 shares stake. Spears Abacus Advsr Ltd Liability owns 4,773 shares. Van Strum & Towne holds 0.76% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) or 21,997 shares. Smith Moore & has invested 0.4% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Cap Planning Advisors Ltd reported 10,099 shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. Nuveen Asset Ltd Com accumulated 0.11% or 390,355 shares.

More notable recent Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Verizon Stock Remains an Attractive Dividend Pick – Investorplace.com” on January 28, 2019, also Fool.com with their article: “Why Verizon Communications Is a Great Stock for Low-Risk Investors – Motley Fool” published on January 16, 2019, Globenewswire.com published: “Verizon to redeem debt securities NYSE:VZ – GlobeNewswire” on February 07, 2019. More interesting news about Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Yahoo Sports launching nighttime mobile NBA show – Seeking Alpha” published on January 18, 2019 as well as 247Wallst.com‘s news article titled: “Did AT&T Beat Out Verizon in Q4? – 24/7 Wall St.” with publication date: January 30, 2019.

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