Suntrust Bks (STI) Shareholder Independence Trust Co Boosted Its Position by $1.72 Million as Share Price Rose; As Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) Stock Value Rose, Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund Raised Its Stake

April 20, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

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Independence Trust Co increased its stake in Suntrust Bks Inc (STI) by 593.18% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Independence Trust Co bought 26,859 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.41% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 31,387 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.03M, up from 4,528 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Independence Trust Co who had been investing in Suntrust Bks Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $31.39B market cap company. The stock increased 2.48% or $1.62 during the last trading session, reaching $67.03. About 5.39 million shares traded or 62.18% up from the average. SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) has risen 22.73% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.18% the S&P500.

Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund increased its stake in Intuitive Surgical Inc (ISRG) by 205.54% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund bought 2,002 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.58% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 2,976 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.09M, up from 974 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Kentucky Retirement Systems Insurance Trust Fund who had been investing in Intuitive Surgical Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $52.32B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.77% or $8.32 during the last trading session, reaching $462.71. About 1.54 million shares traded or 80.00% up from the average. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has risen 58.43% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 46.88% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 12.48 in Q4 2017. Its up 11.44, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 23 investors sold ISRG shares while 21 reduced holdings. 91 funds opened positions while 458 raised stakes. 191.92 million shares or 430.23% more from 36.20 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Howland Cap Limited Liability Com holds 1,635 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. American Retail Bank holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) for 300 shares. Winslow Evans And Crocker stated it has 194 shares. Susquehanna Interest Gp Llp holds 0% or 11,843 shares in its portfolio. Zwj Invest Counsel invested 0.04% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Qs Invsts Ltd Com holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) for 6,269 shares. Global X Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation, New York-based fund reported 305,985 shares. Moreover, Timber Hill has 0.05% invested in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) for 2,155 shares. Old Bank In owns 0.11% invested in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) for 5,597 shares. Wendell David Assoc Incorporated has 0.18% invested in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Arcadia Invest Management Mi reported 45 shares. Quantitative Mgmt Ltd Llc invested 0.21% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Sio Cap Mngmt Llc stated it has 3,000 shares or 0.62% of all its holdings. Voya Inv Management Lc, a Georgia-based fund reported 41,247 shares. Sun Life Fin owns 245 shares.

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 70 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, October 20 by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, October 2 with “Hold”. As per Tuesday, January 2, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, September 1 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, April 1 by BTIG Research. Raymond James initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, August 26 report. As per Thursday, January 18, the company rating was maintained by Leerink Swann. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, July 22 by Canaccord Genuity. As per Sunday, September 6, the company rating was maintained by Wedbush. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Friday, January 26 with “Overweight”.

Since October 24, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 22 sales for $66.94 million activity. On Monday, October 30 MOHR MARSHALL sold $2.23 million worth of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) or 6,000 shares. Brogna Salvatore had sold 7,934 shares worth $3.34 million on Thursday, March 1. $97,726 worth of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) shares were sold by Myriam Curet. $327,358 worth of stock was sold by Samath Jamie on Wednesday, February 21. Another trade for 18,000 shares valued at $7.72M was sold by SMITH LONNIE M. Another trade for 7,724 shares valued at $3.20 million was made by GUTHART GARY S on Wednesday, February 7.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.09 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.18, from 0.91 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 38 investors sold STI shares while 239 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 202 raised stakes. 381.57 million shares or 1.65% more from 375.36 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Ferguson Wellman Mngmt accumulated 743,660 shares. Highbridge Cap Ltd Co holds 0.01% or 11,785 shares in its portfolio. 789 were reported by Howe Rusling. 11,415 were accumulated by Assetmark Incorporated. Mufg Americas has 0% invested in SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI). Delta Asset Mngmt Limited Tn invested 2.83% in SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI). Motco has 30 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Nomura Holdings holds 0% or 30,580 shares in its portfolio. Deprince Race & Zollo Incorporated stated it has 302,838 shares. American stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI). Partnervest Advisory Svcs Ltd Co holds 0.22% or 7,002 shares in its portfolio. Loeb Ptnrs holds 0.08% or 4,000 shares in its portfolio. Chartist Ca owns 4,102 shares. Hall Laurie J Trustee invested in 2,200 shares or 0.08% of the stock. 4.02 million are held by Aqr Mgmt Limited Liability Company.

Among 34 analysts covering Suntrust Banks Inc. (NYSE:STI), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Suntrust Banks Inc. had 111 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by Wedbush on Friday, October 7 with “Neutral”. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform” on Friday, November 18. The firm has “Hold” rating by Sandler O’Neill given on Monday, October 23. On Friday, July 15 the stock rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “”. The stock of SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, October 19 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was upgraded by Portales Partners on Tuesday, June 28 to “Outperform”. The company was maintained on Friday, January 19 by Susquehanna. FBR Capital maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Monday, January 23 report. On Friday, February 2 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Overweight”. The stock of SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) earned “Buy” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, December 12.

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