Scholtz & Company Has Trimmed Its Parsley Energy (PE) Holding as Stock Value Declined; Perceptive Advisors Maintains Stake in Intuitive Surgical (ISRG)

January 14, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Joseph Edelman increased its stake in Intuitive Surgical Inc (ISRG) by 21.74% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Perceptive Advisors Llc bought 4,500 shares as the company’s stock rose 20.10% with the market. The hedge fund run by Joseph Edelman held 25,195 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $26.35 million, up from 20,695 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Perceptive Advisors Llc who had been investing in Intuitive Surgical Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $46.95 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.55% or $2.33 during the last trading session, reaching $419.04. About 932,782 shares traded or 1.51% up from the average. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has risen 39.52% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.82% the S&P500.

Scholtz & Company Llc decreased its stake in Parsley Energy (PE) by 55.6% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Scholtz & Company Llc sold 81,420 shares as the company’s stock declined 0.66% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 65,030 shares of the energy company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.71M, down from 146,450 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Scholtz & Company Llc who had been investing in Parsley Energy for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $9.15B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.03% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $29.11. About 9.21M shares traded or 113.76% up from the average. Parsley Energy, Inc. (NYSE:PE) has risen 26.09% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.39% the S&P500.

Since August 22, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 13 selling transactions for $25.42 million activity. The insider MELTZER MARK J sold $512,500. Another trade for 18,000 shares valued at $6.71M was sold by SMITH LONNIE M. 1,000 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) shares with value of $996,010 were sold by Johnson Amal M. Myriam Curet had sold 262 shares worth $97,726. Shares for $5.57M were sold by BARRATT CRAIG H. LEVY ALAN J also sold $1.11M worth of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) on Tuesday, October 24.

Perceptive Advisors Llc, which manages about $2.09 billion and $2.62 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Ardelyx Inc (NASDAQ:ARDX) by 458,190 shares to 1.35 million shares, valued at $7.57 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Wave Life Sciences Ltd by 20,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 642,798 shares, and cut its stake in Galapagos N V.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.03, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 35 investors sold ISRG shares while 190 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 170 raised stakes. 36.20 million shares or 0.41% more from 36.05 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Deutsche Retail Bank Ag has invested 0.05% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Cahill Financial Advisors holds 350 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. Cwm Ltd Liability Co reported 95 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Brown Advisory Secs Lc owns 0.49% invested in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) for 2,181 shares. Timber Hill Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Castleark Mgmt Ltd Company has 0.23% invested in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). San Francisco Sentry Gru (Ca) has invested 0.01% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Meiji Yasuda Life Ins holds 0.27% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) or 1,750 shares. Us Bancorp De stated it has 6,194 shares. Clifford Swan Counsel Ltd Liability Company holds 0.02% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) or 345 shares. Trustmark Savings Bank Trust Department stated it has 0.29% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Baillie Gifford &, United Kingdom-based fund reported 1.13M shares. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has 3,388 shares. Paradigm Asset Mngmt Lc has 200 shares. Utd Fincl Advisers Ltd Liability has invested 0.11% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG).

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 60 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, July 21 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has “Neutral” rating by BTIG Research given on Friday, April 1. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy” on Wednesday, July 20. The stock of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) earned “Overweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, October 20. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Wednesday, July 20. The stock of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, July 25 by Morgan Stanley. As per Friday, July 21, the company rating was maintained by J.P. Morgan. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained it with “Buy” rating and $410.0 target in Wednesday, January 10 report. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, January 22 with “Buy”. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, July 22 by Canaccord Genuity.

Among 36 analysts covering Parsley Energy Inc (NYSE:PE), 32 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Parsley Energy Inc had 113 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, August 21, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. The stock of Parsley Energy, Inc. (NYSE:PE) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 17 by Nomura. On Tuesday, October 20 the stock rating was initiated by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, June 15. JP Morgan maintained Parsley Energy, Inc. (NYSE:PE) on Wednesday, November 15 with “Overweight” rating. The stock of Parsley Energy, Inc. (NYSE:PE) earned “Overweight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Friday, August 14. The company was upgraded on Friday, August 14 by Howard Weil. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 4 by UBS. On Monday, November 20 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, October 10 report.

Scholtz & Company Llc, which manages about $132.60M and $127.76 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) by 10,140 shares to 72,795 shares, valued at $5.42 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Rsp Permian Inc (NYSE:RSPP) by 67,665 shares in the quarter, for a total of 127,595 shares, and has risen its stake in Cotiviti Holdings Inc.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.27, from 1.4 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 51 investors sold PE shares while 91 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 111 raised stakes. 246.67 million shares or 3.47% more from 238.40 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First In holds 300 shares. California Public Employees Retirement System reported 443,500 shares stake. 2,600 are owned by Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited. Highfields Mngmt Lp holds 500,000 shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Royal Financial Bank Of Canada invested in 1.21M shares or 0.02% of the stock. Tudor Inv Et Al owns 19,788 shares. Bbt Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Co, a Texas-based fund reported 69,000 shares. Point72 Asset LP stated it has 5.71 million shares or 0.67% of all its holdings. Vanguard Gru Inc has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Parsley Energy, Inc. (NYSE:PE). Credit Agricole S A accumulated 27,915 shares or 0% of the stock. Magnetar Financial Limited Liability stated it has 25,019 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Illinois-based First Trust Advsrs LP has invested 0% in Parsley Energy, Inc. (NYSE:PE). Nomura reported 25,000 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Advisory Svcs Ltd has 0% invested in Parsley Energy, Inc. (NYSE:PE) for 1,552 shares. Balyasny Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Parsley Energy, Inc. (NYSE:PE) for 61,190 shares.

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