As On Assignment (ASGN) Market Valuation Rose, Glenmede Trust Company Na Trimmed Stake by $10.00 Million; Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) Holder Woodstock Upped Holding by $11.08 Million as Stock Rose

April 17, 2018 - By Richard Conner

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Woodstock Corp increased its stake in Intuitive Surgical Inc (ISRG) by 196.62% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Woodstock Corp bought 30,440 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.58% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 45,922 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $16.76M, up from 15,482 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Woodstock Corp who had been investing in Intuitive Surgical Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $48.62B market cap company. The stock increased 2.78% or $11.63 during the last trading session, reaching $430.01. About 383,527 shares traded. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has risen 58.43% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 46.88% the S&P500.

Glenmede Trust Company Na decreased its stake in On Assignment Inc (ASGN) by 20.5% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Glenmede Trust Company Na sold 156,244 shares as the company’s stock rose 25.49% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 605,780 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $38.93M, down from 762,024 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Glenmede Trust Company Na who had been investing in On Assignment Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $4.44 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.75% or $0.64 during the last trading session, reaching $85.16. About 74,990 shares traded. ASGN Incorporated (NYSE:ASGN) has risen 73.23% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 61.68% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 12.48 in 2017 Q4. 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. Shelton Capital Mgmt owns 16,347 shares. Lincoln National accumulated 1,206 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Aqr Cap Management Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Moreover, Captrust Advsrs has 0% invested in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Intrust State Bank Na has invested 0.29% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Olstein Cap Mngmt Limited Partnership reported 0.37% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). New York-based Jennison Associate Llc has invested 0% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Perceptive Advisors Limited Company reported 70,585 shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Limited reported 156 shares. Lombard Odier Asset Mgmt (Switzerland) holds 0.02% or 702 shares in its portfolio. Mufg Americas Corp reported 549 shares. Morgan Stanley stated it has 1.44 million shares or 0.14% of all its holdings. Employees Retirement Sys Of Texas invested in 0.03% or 6,800 shares. Drw Lc, Illinois-based fund reported 1,560 shares. Public Sector Pension Investment Board accumulated 0.05% or 22,462 shares.

Woodstock Corp, which manages about $699.55M and $542.22M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) by 40,355 shares to 360,835 shares, valued at $6.30M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Schlumberger Ltd (NYSE:SLB) by 5,783 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 97,824 shares, and cut its stake in Allergan Plc.

Since October 24, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 22 insider sales for $66.94 million activity. Shares for $6.71M were sold by SMITH LONNIE M on Tuesday, October 24. 1,564 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) shares with value of $580,535 were sold by Samath Jamie. 7,500 shares valued at $3.11 million were sold by MOHR MARSHALL on Monday, February 5. 2,997 Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) shares with value of $1.11M were sold by LEVY ALAN J. RUBASH MARK J had sold 1,000 shares worth $420,006 on Monday, March 5. Shares for $97,726 were sold by Myriam Curet on Tuesday, October 24.

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 69 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $90000 target in Thursday, July 20 report. The rating was downgraded by Northland Capital to “Under Perform” on Thursday, July 21. Wedbush maintained it with “Buy” rating and $650 target in Sunday, September 6 report. The stock of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has “Hold” rating given on Monday, July 10 by Canaccord Genuity. The stock has “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Friday, January 26. Piper Jaffray maintained Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) rating on Thursday, January 25. Piper Jaffray has “Hold” rating and $405.0 target. On Thursday, January 7 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Tuesday, July 25 report. As per Monday, April 9, the company rating was maintained by Cantor Fitzgerald. On Thursday, October 13 the stock rating was initiated by Wells Fargo with “Outperform”.

Analysts await ASGN Incorporated (NYSE:ASGN) to report earnings on April, 25 after the close. They expect $0.75 EPS, up 22.95% or $0.14 from last year’s $0.61 per share. ASGN’s profit will be $39.13 million for 28.39 P/E if the $0.75 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.85 actual EPS reported by ASGN Incorporated for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.76% negative EPS growth.

Glenmede Trust Company Na, which manages about $24.00B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Dfa Us Sustainability Core One (DFSIX) by 120,790 shares to 541,762 shares, valued at $11.44M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Vanguard Mid (VO) by 4,230 shares in the quarter, for a total of 27,342 shares, and has risen its stake in Harbor Small Cap Value Fund.

Among 7 analysts covering On Assignment Inc (NYSE:ASGN), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. On Assignment Inc had 34 analyst reports since October 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, December 7 by SunTrust. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, February 15 by Avondale. Wells Fargo maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $85 target in Thursday, February 1 report. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, September 1 report. The stock of ASGN Incorporated (NYSE:ASGN) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, October 26. Avondale downgraded the shares of ASGN in report on Monday, December 19 to “Mkt Perform” rating. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy” on Friday, September 1. The company was maintained on Tuesday, July 11 by BMO Capital Markets. On Friday, April 6 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy”. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of ASGN in report on Thursday, February 15 with “Buy” rating.

Since October 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 9 insider sales for $22.17 million activity. 10,000 shares were sold by BLAZER RANDOLPH C, worth $787,290 on Monday, February 26. Another trade for 74,894 shares valued at $4.23M was sold by Veatch Jeffrey E.. 20,250 ASGN Incorporated (NYSE:ASGN) shares with value of $1.20M were sold by Callaghan Brian J.. $152,472 worth of stock was sold by KITTRELL MARTY R on Tuesday, February 20.

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