T2 Biosystems (TTOO) Shareholder Lagoda Investment Management LP Has Raised Its Position by $4.85 Million as Valuation Declined; Salem Investment Counselors Has Lifted Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) Holding by $774,198

February 13, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Lagoda Investment Management Lp increased its stake in T2 Biosystems Inc (TTOO) by 61.37% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lagoda Investment Management Lp bought 1.21 million shares as the company’s stock declined 46.79% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 3.19 million shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $13.39 million, up from 1.98 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lagoda Investment Management Lp who had been investing in T2 Biosystems Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $155.48 million market cap company. The stock decreased 1.59% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $4.34. About 16,612 shares traded. T2 Biosystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTOO) has declined 60.66% since February 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 77.36% the S&P500.

Salem Investment Counselors Inc increased its stake in Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) by 98.38% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Salem Investment Counselors Inc bought 729 shares as the company’s stock rose 20.10% with the market. The institutional investor held 1,470 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $1.56M, up from 741 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Salem Investment Counselors Inc who had been investing in Intuitive Surgical for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $44.42 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.74% or $2.96 during the last trading session, reaching $395.55. About 132,623 shares traded. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has risen 39.52% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.82% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.03, from 1.07 in 2017Q2. It is negative, 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. 51,130 were reported by First Ltd Partnership. Johnson Inv Counsel holds 1,080 shares. Nelson Van Denburg & Campbell Wealth Mngmt Group Inc Ltd Llc holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) for 50 shares. Pennsylvania-based Bryn Mawr has invested 0.01% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Da Davidson & holds 0.03% or 1,572 shares in its portfolio. Tiedemann Wealth Mngmt Ltd invested in 0.09% or 1,713 shares. 320 were reported by Cypress Cap Gru. Pennsylvania-based Janney Montgomery Scott has invested 0.01% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Natixis owns 7,971 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. First Personal Financial Services stated it has 41 shares. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas owns 12,548 shares. California-based Bender Robert & Associate has invested 7.67% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Alpine Woods Cap Investors Limited Liability Corp stated it has 0.35% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Congress Asset Mgmt Ma reported 1,338 shares. 821 were reported by Bessemer Grp Inc.

Since August 22, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 19 insider sales for $51.79 million activity. 7,724 shares valued at $3.20 million were sold by GUTHART GARY S on Wednesday, February 7. 6,000 shares were sold by MOHR MARSHALL, worth $2.23M on Monday, October 30. 15,000 shares were sold by BARRATT CRAIG H, worth $5.57M. $854,000 worth of stock was sold by Leonard Keith R on Thursday, August 31. 262 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) shares with value of $113,053 were sold by Myriam Curet. Shares for $512,500 were sold by MELTZER MARK J on Tuesday, September 5.

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 67 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Monday, October 23. Canaccord Genuity maintained Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) on Friday, May 26 with “Buy” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $1000.0 target in Monday, October 2 report. The rating was upgraded by Vetr on Wednesday, September 2 to “Strong-Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, October 13 by Wells Fargo. The stock of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, July 21 by J.P. Morgan. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Hold” on Friday, July 21. Wedbush maintained Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) on Monday, September 25 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy” on Wednesday, July 20. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, October 20 with “Buy”.

Salem Investment Counselors Inc, which manages about $1.19B and $856.27M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Colgate (NYSE:CL) by 18,657 shares to 100,495 shares, valued at $7.36 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ibm Corp (NYSE:IBM) by 4,629 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 25,299 shares, and cut its stake in Wal (NYSE:WMT).

Lagoda Investment Management Lp, which manages about $725.00 million and $276.68 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Alphabet Inc by 3,996 shares to 20,627 shares, valued at $19.78M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ALXN) by 2,200 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 8,905 shares, and cut its stake in Ubiquiti Networks Inc (NASDAQ:UBNT).

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