Mitsubishi Ufj Securities Holdings Company Raised Position in Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) by $968,370 as Share Price Declined; Mckinley Capital Management Holding in Astrazeneca Plc (AZN) Boosted by $1.15 Million as Stock Price Rose

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Mckinley Capital Management Inc increased its stake in Astrazeneca Plc (AZN) by 129.01% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mckinley Capital Management Inc bought 29,454 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.75% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund held 52,285 shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $2.07M, up from 22,831 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mckinley Capital Management Inc who had been investing in Astrazeneca Plc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $93.41B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.67% or $0.62 during the last trading session, reaching $36.58. About 4.39M shares traded. AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) has risen 19.21% since February 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.21% the S&P500. Some Historical AZN News: 16/05/2018 – GENENTECH – IN PHASE lll IMPOWER150 STUDY, SURVIVAL ADVANTAGE FOR TECENTRIQ-AVASTIN COMBO REGIMEN WAS SEEN IN ALL EXPLORATORY PATIENT SUBGROUPS ANALYZED; 16/05/2018 – TURNSTONE BIOLOGICS – ENTERED INTO A CLINICAL SUPPLY AGREEMENT WITH F. HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE LTD UNDER WHICH ROCHE WILL PROVIDE ATEZOLIZUMAB (TECENTRIQ); 02/05/2018 – NOVARTIS: HEALTH CANADA OKS KISQALI FOR BREAST CANCER; 03/04/2018 – ASTRAZENECA & MEDIMMUNE BLA GETS PRIORITY REVIEW; 25/05/2018 – IMFINZI┬« (Durvalumab) Significantly Improves Overall Survival in the Phase lll Pacific Trial for Unresectable Stage lll Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer; 09/04/2018 – SOUTH AFRICA’S NEW MEDICINES REGULATOR SAYS CONSIDERING ASKING PHARMA COMPANIES TO PAY “BACKLOG FEE” TO SPEED UP DRUG APPROVALS; 03/04/2018 – GERMANY’S IQWIG SEES NO ADDL BENEFIT IN DAPAGLIFLOZIN+METFORMIN; 15/05/2018 – REXAHN PHARMACEUTICALS INC – SMC HAS CONFIRMED THAT COMBINATION OF RX-3117 AND ABRAXANE IS SAFE AND WELL TOLERATED; 25/05/2018 – Australian anti-trust watchdog loses appeal against Pfizer over Lipitor sales; 25/05/2018 – AstraZeneca: Imfinzi Met Second Primary Endpoint of Overall Survival

Mitsubishi Ufj Securities Holdings Company increased its stake in Intuitive Surgical Inc (ISRG) by 185.71% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Mitsubishi Ufj Securities Holdings Company bought 1,690 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.08% with the market. The institutional investor held 2,600 shares of the health care company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $1.49M, up from 910 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Mitsubishi Ufj Securities Holdings Company who had been investing in Intuitive Surgical Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $61.08 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.16% or $6.24 during the last trading session, reaching $533.47. About 639,492 shares traded. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has risen 29.79% since February 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.79% the S&P500. Some Historical ISRG News: 17/04/2018 – Intuitive Surgical 1Q Net $288M; 17/04/2018 – Intuitive Surgical 1Q Rev $848M; 17/04/2018 – INTUITIVE CLIMBS 6% POST-MARKET AS 1Q RESULTS BEAT ESTIMATES; 18/04/2018 – Intuitive Surgical Volume Jumps More Than Eight Times Average; 23/03/2018 The research center previously created Apple’s Siri and the core technology used by Intuitive Surgical in their da Vinci systems; 17/04/2018 – INTUITIVE SURGICAL 1Q REV. $848M, EST. $778.5M; 30/04/2018 – intuitive surgical, inc | da vinci xi surgical system, da vinci x | K173842 | 04/23/2018 |; 02/05/2018 – Intuitive Surgical Presenting at Conference May 15; 03/05/2018 – New Study Shows Robotic-Assisted Surgery Benefits for lnguinal Hernia Repair; 16/04/2018 – Intuitive Surgical Inc expected to post earnings of $2.07 a share – Earnings Preview

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. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Tuesday, February 6. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) rating on Tuesday, April 17. Cantor Fitzgerald has “Buy” rating and $51000 target. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, July 20. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 16 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, July 20. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, January 25 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Monday, April 16 by J.P. Morgan. As per Wednesday, September 2, the company rating was upgraded by Vetr. Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, July 21 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, April 18 by RBC Capital Markets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.18 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.11, from 1.29 in 2018Q2. It is 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. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Inv reported 74,900 shares. Hikari owns 1.09% invested in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) for 18,650 shares. Massmutual Tru Fsb Adv has 10 shares. Bnp Paribas Asset reported 2,876 shares. Pinebridge Invests Limited Partnership invested in 0.64% or 58,592 shares. Peapack Gladstone Financial Corp holds 0.01% or 411 shares. Dupont Cap Mgmt has 2,879 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. 855 are held by Ipg Advsrs Ltd Liability. Trust Of Vermont has 0.08% invested in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). United Financial Advisers Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.16% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Brown Brothers Harriman holds 738 shares. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund reported 45,782 shares stake. Sun Life Finance invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Comerica Bancshares holds 0.12% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) or 28,480 shares. 78,295 are held by Victory Cap Mgmt.

More notable recent Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “What Makes Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) a Strong Momentum Stock: Buy Now? – Nasdaq” on January 17, 2019, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Here’s Why You Should Buy Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) Now – Nasdaq” published on December 28, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “ISRG Makes Notable Cross Below Critical Moving Average – Nasdaq” on December 14, 2018. More interesting news about Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) were released by: Zacks.com and their article: “Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) Stock Moves -0.52%: What You Should Know – Zacks.com” published on January 14, 2019 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Intuitive Surgical: ISRG Stock Dips on Q4 Profit Miss, Revenue Beat – Nasdaq” with publication date: January 24, 2019.

Since August 27, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 16 selling transactions for $60.01 million activity. The insider Myriam Curet sold $548,103. On Monday, December 3 the insider Samath Jamie sold $123,002. Johnson Amal M also sold $500,000 worth of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) shares. Shares for $81,549 were sold by RUBASH MARK J on Monday, August 27. Brogna Salvatore sold $1.48M worth of stock. $3.94 million worth of stock was sold by MOHR MARSHALL on Wednesday, October 31.

More notable recent AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “European shares hit three-month highs as Nestle, Airbus, AstraZeneca shine – StreetInsider.com” on February 14, 2019, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “AstraZeneca’s MEDI8897 nabs accelerated review status in U.S. and Europe – Seeking Alpha” published on February 05, 2019, Fool.com published: “Here’s Why Moderna Jumped 9.7% on Thursday – Motley Fool” on January 31, 2019. More interesting news about AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) were released by: Benzinga.com and their article: “Earnings Scheduled For February 14, 2019 – Benzinga” published on February 14, 2019 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “AstraZeneca (AZN) call put ratio 6.1 calls to 1 put, weekly option implied volatility elevated into EPS and outlook – StreetInsider.com” with publication date: February 13, 2019.

Among 29 analysts covering AstraZeneca plc (ADR) (NYSE:AZN), 16 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 55% are positive. AstraZeneca plc (ADR) had 51 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Tuesday, June 12, the company rating was maintained by Morningstar. The rating was upgraded by Leerink Swann to “Outperform” on Friday, December 9. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 16 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, May 12 by Credit Suisse. JP Morgan upgraded the shares of AZN in report on Friday, December 29 to “Overweight” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) on Thursday, September 14 with “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by J.P. Morgan to “Buy” on Friday, December 29. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, March 15 by Jefferies. Leerink Swann downgraded AstraZeneca PLC (NYSE:AZN) on Thursday, July 27 to “Hold” rating. Liberum Capital downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, September 14 report.

Mckinley Capital Management Inc, which manages about $8.13B and $1.57B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Paypal Hldgs Inc by 8,477 shares to 298,765 shares, valued at $26.24M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Las Vegas Sands Corp (NYSE:LVS) by 6,614 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 183,808 shares, and cut its stake in T Mobile Us Inc (NYSE:TMUS).

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