As Teradyne (TER) Shares Rose, Shareholder Arrowgrass Capital Partners LP Decreased Holding by $6.13 Million; Williams Jones & Associates Stake in Intuitive Surgical Com New (ISRG) Raised as Stock Value Rose

April 16, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

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Williams Jones & Associates Llc increased its stake in Intuitive Surgical Inc Com New (ISRG) by 207% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Williams Jones & Associates Llc bought 1,242 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.58% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 1,842 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $672,000, up from 600 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Williams Jones & Associates Llc who had been investing in Intuitive Surgical Inc Com New for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $47.52B market cap company. The stock increased 1.37% or $5.68 during the last trading session, reaching $420.31. About 63,547 shares traded. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has risen 58.43% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 46.88% the S&P500.

Nick Niell decreased its stake in Teradyne Inc (TER) by 20.8% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Arrowgrass Capital Partners Lp sold 149,600 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.94% while stock markets declined. The hedge fund run by Nick Niell held 569,757 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $23.86 million, down from 719,357 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Arrowgrass Capital Partners Lp who had been investing in Teradyne Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $8.46B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $43.45. About 88,893 shares traded. Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) has risen 48.33% since April 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 36.78% the S&P500.

Among 18 analysts covering Teradyne (NYSE:TER), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Teradyne had 48 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, July 28 the stock rating was upgraded by KeyBanc Capital Markets to “Overweight”. On Thursday, January 25 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank on Monday, November 20 to “Hold”. The stock of Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) has “In-Line” rating given on Friday, October 27 by Evercore. The stock of Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 28 by Needham. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse on Friday, October 27. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, September 15 by Citigroup. On Wednesday, July 5 the stock rating was upgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Buy”. Susquehanna maintained Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) rating on Friday, March 2. Susquehanna has “Hold” rating and $44.0 target. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Tuesday, January 30 with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It is negative, as 27 investors sold TER shares while 145 reduced holdings. 63 funds opened positions while 100 raised stakes. 185.57 million shares or 0.01% more from 185.56 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Retirement Sys Of Alabama stated it has 548,643 shares. State Of Wisconsin Invest Board, Wisconsin-based fund reported 40,793 shares. Deutsche Bank Ag reported 0.07% stake. Plancorp Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER). Argent Cap Mngmt Ltd Co accumulated 1.29M shares or 2.03% of the stock. Highbridge Management Limited Liability Corporation owns 8,812 shares. Prudential Financial holds 0.05% in Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) or 834,015 shares. Clearbridge Invs Lc accumulated 0.06% or 1.65 million shares. Gateway Inv Advisers Limited Liability Company holds 274,431 shares or 0.1% of its portfolio. Essex Inv Management Ltd Liability Corp reported 121,359 shares. Moreover, Voya Investment Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.01% invested in Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) for 71,504 shares. Cadence Capital Lc has 0.02% invested in Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) for 5,925 shares. Loomis Sayles & Communication Ltd Partnership accumulated 1.22M shares. Apg Asset Mgmt Nv has 0.08% invested in Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER). Ellington Ltd Liability Company holds 0.14% or 19,800 shares.

Analysts await Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER) to report earnings on April, 25. They expect $0.42 EPS, down 4.55% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.44 per share. TER’s profit will be $81.79M for 25.86 P/E if the $0.42 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.46 actual EPS reported by Teradyne, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -8.70% negative EPS growth.

Since October 27, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 7 sales for $7.58 million activity. Robbins Brad had sold 12,045 shares worth $508,179. 71,300 shares were sold by Beecher Gregory R, worth $3.32M on Tuesday, January 30. Another trade for 30,000 shares valued at $1.35 million was sold by JAGIELA MARK E. Another trade for 7,431 shares valued at $330,763 was made by Smith Gregory Stephen on Monday, February 5.

Arrowgrass Capital Partners Lp, which manages about $14.76 billion and $10.32 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Amgen Inc (Call) (NASDAQ:AMGN) by 183,216 shares to 185,600 shares, valued at $32.28 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Emerson Elec Co (Call) (NYSE:EMR) by 4,356 shares in the quarter, for a total of 4,400 shares, and has risen its stake in International Business Machs (Call) (NYSE:IBM).

Williams Jones & Associates Llc, which manages about $4.95 billion and $4.40 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Wabtec Corp Com (NYSE:WAB) by 36,715 shares to 559,870 shares, valued at $45.59M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Scorpio Tankers Inc Shs (NYSE:STNG) by 157,275 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 315,850 shares, and cut its stake in Costco Whsl Corp New Com (NASDAQ:COST).

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. Millennium Mngmt Ltd Liability Company holds 0.01% or 17,873 shares. Churchill Mgmt Corporation has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Family Cap Tru has invested 0.68% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership stated it has 2,606 shares. Sva Plumb Wealth Ltd Liability invested in 18,494 shares. Credit Agricole S A reported 1.12% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). 92,404 are held by Victory Capital Inc. 18 were accumulated by Carroll Financial Associates. Bank Of Montreal Can stated it has 158,747 shares. Reynders Mcveigh Management owns 3,498 shares. Amica Retiree Med Tru owns 0.27% invested in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) for 990 shares. Douglass Winthrop Advsr Ltd reported 1,500 shares. Iberiabank holds 0.07% or 1,233 shares in its portfolio. First Republic Invest Inc holds 0.16% or 67,321 shares. Kcm Inv Lc holds 0.02% or 795 shares in its portfolio.

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