Bender Robert & Associates Raised Its Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) Position by $8.71 Million; China Lodging Group LTD (HTHT) Valuation Rose While Ward Ferry Management LTD Has Lowered Its Stake

January 19, 2018 - By Michael Collier

Ward Ferry Management Ltd decreased its stake in China Lodging Group Ltd (HTHT) by 18.5% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ward Ferry Management Ltd sold 322,700 shares as the company’s stock rose 35.67% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.42M shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $168.88 million, down from 1.74 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ward Ferry Management Ltd who had been investing in China Lodging Group Ltd for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.96B market cap company. The stock increased 2.73% or $4.15 during the last trading session, reaching $156.05. About 172,820 shares traded. China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) has risen 127.67% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 110.97% the S&P500.

Bender Robert & Associates increased its stake in Intuitive Surgical Inc (ISRG) by 188.18% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bender Robert & Associates bought 25,015 shares as the company’s stock rose 20.10% with the market. The institutional investor held 38,308 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $13.36M, up from 13,293 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bender Robert & Associates who had been investing in Intuitive Surgical Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $48.43B market cap company. The stock increased 0.04% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $432.23. About 183,128 shares traded. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has risen 39.52% since January 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.82% the S&P500.

Among 7 analysts covering China Lodging (NASDAQ:HTHT), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. China Lodging had 14 analyst reports since August 18, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 8 by Goldman Sachs. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, November 11 by Deutsche Bank. Brean Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 17 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 30 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, November 12 by Macquarie Research. The company was upgraded on Monday, November 9 by TH Capital. Credit Suisse upgraded it to “Neutral” rating and $25.20 target in Wednesday, August 19 report. The stock of China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) earned “Hold” rating by Zacks on Thursday, August 20. The stock of China Lodging Group, Limited (NASDAQ:HTHT) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, February 3 by Credit Suisse. Morgan Stanley downgraded the shares of HTHT in report on Wednesday, August 17 to “Equal-Weight” rating.

Bender Robert & Associates, which manages about $142.65M and $174.02M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG) by 4,873 shares to 79,378 shares, valued at $11.58M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

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 61 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) earned “Buy” rating by Leerink Swann on Thursday, January 18. Canaccord Genuity upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $615 target in Wednesday, July 22 report. The rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold” on Thursday, October 19. As per Wednesday, October 19, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. On Monday, September 25 the stock rating was maintained by Wedbush with “Buy”. Canaccord Genuity maintained Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) rating on Wednesday, October 19. Canaccord Genuity has “Buy” rating and $800 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 20 report. As per Thursday, November 12, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, September 1 report. BTIG Research downgraded the shares of ISRG in report on Friday, April 1 to “Neutral” rating.

Since August 22, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 13 selling transactions for $25.42 million activity. MELTZER MARK J also sold $491,450 worth of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) shares. Another trade for 262 shares valued at $97,726 was sold by Myriam Curet. 6,000 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) shares with value of $2.23M were sold by MOHR MARSHALL. Shares for $6.71M were sold by SMITH LONNIE M on Tuesday, October 24. Shares for $580,535 were sold by Samath Jamie on Tuesday, October 24. Leonard Keith R had sold 854 shares worth $854,000.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.03, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It dived, 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. Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt (Switzerland) Sa reported 0.23% stake. Hbk Sorce Advisory Limited Liability Corp owns 216 shares. First Personal Fincl Ser owns 41 shares. Mgmt Ltd has invested 0.02% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). The Pennsylvania-based Peoples Services Corp has invested 0.01% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Johnson Inv Counsel, Ohio-based fund reported 1,080 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department, Tennessee-based fund reported 15,847 shares. Brown Advisory Inc has 497,105 shares for 1.72% of their portfolio. West Oak Capital Limited Liability Com has 0.02% invested in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Vident Investment Advisory Llc has invested 1.37% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Yhb Invest Advsr Inc reported 3,558 shares or 0.67% of all its holdings. Everence Capital Incorporated holds 0.21% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) for 887 shares. Pinebridge Invs LP reported 18,481 shares stake. Tru Co Of Virginia Va reported 330 shares. Hanseatic Service has 878 shares for 1.04% of their portfolio.

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