Tortoise Investment Management Increased Its Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) Stake; Endo Intl Plc (ENDP) Shareholder Broadfin Capital Has Trimmed Its Stake by $3.98 Million

May 25, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

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Tortoise Investment Management Llc increased its stake in Intuitive Surgical Inc (ISRG) by 204.42% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Tortoise Investment Management Llc bought 832 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.58% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 1,239 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $452,000, up from 407 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Tortoise Investment Management Llc who had been investing in Intuitive Surgical Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $51.53B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.64% or $2.94 during the last trading session, reaching $454.85. About 119,038 shares traded. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has risen 58.43% since May 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 46.88% the S&P500.

Kevin Kotler decreased its stake in Endo Intl Plc (ENDP) by 18.9% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Broadfin Capital Llc sold 569,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 25.86% with the market. The hedge fund run by Kevin Kotler held 2.44 million shares of the major pharmaceuticals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $18.93M, down from 3.01 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Broadfin Capital Llc who had been investing in Endo Intl Plc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.41B market cap company. The stock increased 0.64% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $6.3. About 667,008 shares traded. Endo International plc (NASDAQ:ENDP) has declined 44.86% since May 25, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 56.41% the S&P500.

Broadfin Capital Llc, which manages about $1.26 billion and $611.75M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Integra Lifesciences Hldgs C (NASDAQ:IART) by 252,100 shares to 330,600 shares, valued at $15.82 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CPRX) by 204,800 shares in the quarter, for a total of 7.10M shares, and has risen its stake in Zogenix Inc.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.01, from 1.12 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 37 investors sold ENDP shares while 61 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 72 raised stakes. 203.77 million shares or 0.47% more from 202.81 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. State Common Retirement Fund holds 0.01% or 592,614 shares. Globeflex LP invested in 111,144 shares. Ohio-based Meeder Asset Mgmt has invested 0.03% in Endo International plc (NASDAQ:ENDP). Assetmark has 274 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 2.01 million were reported by First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca. Group One Trading Limited Partnership has 0.02% invested in Endo International plc (NASDAQ:ENDP) for 326,834 shares. 315 are owned by Envestnet Asset Management. River & Mercantile Asset Mngmt Llp holds 0.41% of its portfolio in Endo International plc (NASDAQ:ENDP) for 475,650 shares. Bluecrest Capital Ltd invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Endo International plc (NASDAQ:ENDP). Peak6 LP stated it has 0% in Endo International plc (NASDAQ:ENDP). Credit Suisse Ag holds 512,846 shares. California Public Employees Retirement reported 416,300 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Great West Life Assurance Can holds 0% or 114,565 shares in its portfolio. Retirement Of Alabama holds 259,856 shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd holds 0.01% or 2,200 shares in its portfolio.

Among 25 analysts covering Endo International plc (NASDAQ:ENDP), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 28% are positive. Endo International plc had 92 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, July 14 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Hold” on Thursday, July 13. JMP Securities initiated Endo International plc (NASDAQ:ENDP) on Thursday, April 21 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by William Blair given on Wednesday, February 28. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of ENDP in report on Monday, October 30 with “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray on Friday, May 6 to “Neutral”. The stock of Endo International plc (NASDAQ:ENDP) earned “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, February 21. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Hold” rating and $1200 target in Thursday, June 8 report. The stock of Endo International plc (NASDAQ:ENDP) earned “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, November 9. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, February 13 by FBR Capital.

Analysts await Endo International plc (NASDAQ:ENDP) to report earnings on August, 14. They expect $0.55 earnings per share, down 40.86% or $0.38 from last year’s $0.93 per share. ENDP’s profit will be $123.10 million for 2.86 P/E if the $0.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.67 actual earnings per share reported by Endo International plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -17.91% negative EPS growth.

More news for Endo International plc (NASDAQ:ENDP) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Endo Keeps Hope Alive” on May 21, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Endo Pharmaceuticals Earnings Preview” and published on April 30, 2018 is yet another important article.

Since January 30, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 24 insider sales for $117.80 million activity. On Monday, February 5 MOHR MARSHALL sold $3.11 million worth of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) or 7,500 shares. $10.39M worth of stock was sold by MELTZER MARK J on Tuesday, February 27. On Tuesday, January 30 SMITH LONNIE M sold $7.72M worth of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) or 18,000 shares. $413,172 worth of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) was sold by Samath Jamie. Friedman Michael A sold 2,181 shares worth $999,198. 54,000 shares were sold by Rosa David J., worth $24.68 million on Friday, April 20.

Investors sentiment increased to 12.48 in Q4 2017. Its up 11.44, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. It is positive, 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. Ironwood Inv Counsel Limited Liability Corp, a Arizona-based fund reported 1,946 shares. Price T Rowe Associates Md invested in 0.68% or 11.55M shares. Bnp Paribas Asset Mgmt Holding stated it has 4,825 shares. Mcrae Cap Management reported 1,830 shares or 0.28% of all its holdings. American Financial Bank holds 0.03% or 300 shares. Howland Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp stated it has 1,635 shares. Hbk Sorce Advisory Ltd Liability Co has 663 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Panagora Asset Mngmt reported 44,759 shares. Moreover, Bradley Foster Sargent Inc Ct has 0.06% invested in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Moreover, Sigma Planning has 0.06% invested in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Chicago Equity Ptnrs Lc reported 0.15% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Canandaigua State Bank Trust Communication owns 2,799 shares or 0.18% of their US portfolio. Carmignac Gestion holds 1.45% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) or 597,009 shares. Columbus Circle Invsts reported 1.17% stake. Axa invested in 0.39% or 270,985 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 77 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) earned “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, November 16. The stock of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, April 18 by RBC Capital Markets. On Friday, May 26 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. Bank of America maintained Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) rating on Wednesday, April 18. Bank of America has “Buy” rating and $510 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 16 by Wells Fargo. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Friday, October 20. The company was maintained on Thursday, January 25 by Piper Jaffray. Wedbush maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, July 20 report. Bank of America maintained the shares of ISRG in report on Wednesday, April 20 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, January 26 by Morgan Stanley.

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