Robecosam Ag Position in Silicon Laboratories (SLAB) Lifted by $10.65 Million as Shares Declined; Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) Holder Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company Lifted Stake by $337,990

May 15, 2018 - By Louis Casey

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Robecosam Ag increased its stake in Silicon Laboratories Inc (SLAB) by 163.51% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Robecosam Ag bought 121,000 shares as the company’s stock declined 1.12% with the market. The institutional investor held 195,000 shares of the technology company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $17.35M, up from 74,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Robecosam Ag who had been investing in Silicon Laboratories Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.44 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.10% or $0.1 during the last trading session, reaching $102.75. About 31,201 shares traded. Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) has risen 20.86% since May 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.31% the S&P500.

Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company increased its stake in Intuitive Surgical Inc (ISRG) by 200% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company bought 926 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.58% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 1,389 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $507,000, up from 463 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company who had been investing in Intuitive Surgical Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $51.46B market cap company. The stock decreased 2.57% or $11.99 during the last trading session, reaching $454.2. About 268,690 shares traded. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has risen 58.43% since May 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 46.88% the S&P500.

Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company, which manages about $662.85M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Qualcomm Inc (NASDAQ:QCOM) by 85,200 shares to 5,960 shares, valued at $382,000 in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Raytheon Co (NYSE:RTN) by 6,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 1,800 shares, and cut its stake in Paypal Hldgs Inc.

Investors sentiment increased to 12.48 in 2017 Q4. Its up 11.44, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. It improved, 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. 1,275 were reported by Welch & Forbes Limited. Gsa Cap Partners Llp reported 2,053 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Tiverton Asset Mgmt Lc has 1.19% invested in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Tci Wealth stated it has 210 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. 197,705 are owned by Aqr Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company. Bluestein R H Company stated it has 2,953 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Fred Alger Management Inc holds 234,658 shares or 0.39% of its portfolio. Private Wealth Partners Limited Com reported 1,314 shares. Franklin Resources holds 0.12% or 664,784 shares. 4,256 are owned by Commonwealth Commercial Bank Of Australia. Glob X Mgmt Ltd Llc invested in 2.55% or 305,985 shares. 270,985 were reported by Axa. Menta Capital Lc holds 0.12% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) for 1,729 shares. Financial Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation owns 0.35% invested in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) for 3.65M shares. Lombard Odier Asset Mngmt (Usa) holds 0.18% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) or 6,504 shares.

More notable recent Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Does Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Have Any More Room to Run?” on May 11, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Intuitive Surgical At The Cutting Edge” published on May 13, 2018, Globenewswire.com published: “Intuitive Surgical Announces First Quarter Earnings” on April 17, 2018. More interesting news about Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “The Rise of the Robot: Investing in Disruptive Automation” published on May 14, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “Carve Through Weakness in Mazor Robotics Ltd. Stock With Surgical Precision” with publication date: May 14, 2018.

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 company was maintained on Monday, October 16 by Wells Fargo. As per Friday, January 26, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, July 18 by RBC Capital Markets. Canaccord Genuity maintained Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) rating on Tuesday, January 2. Canaccord Genuity has “Hold” rating and $380.0 target. On Wednesday, July 20 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy”. Wedbush maintained Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) rating on Sunday, September 6. Wedbush has “Buy” rating and $650 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 23 by Citigroup. Piper Jaffray maintained Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) rating on Thursday, July 20. Piper Jaffray has “Hold” rating and $90000 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, February 6. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, January 4 by Evercore.

Since January 30, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 22 insider sales for $113.86 million activity. 2,181 shares valued at $999,198 were sold by Friedman Michael A on Thursday, April 19. 1,000 shares were sold by RUBASH MARK J, worth $430,000. The insider GUTHART GARY S sold $16.38 million. Another trade for 7,500 shares valued at $3.37 million was sold by MOHR MARSHALL. 18,000 shares were sold by SMITH LONNIE M, worth $7.72M on Tuesday, January 30. $1.11 million worth of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) was sold by BARRATT CRAIG H.

Among 16 analysts covering Silicon Labs (NASDAQ:SLAB), 12 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Silicon Labs had 48 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Drexel Hamilton maintained Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) rating on Wednesday, October 25. Drexel Hamilton has “Buy” rating and $85.0 target. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) rating on Thursday, January 18. Stifel Nicolaus has “Buy” rating and $108.0 target. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, February 4 by Topeka Capital Markets. B. Riley & Co maintained Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) on Thursday, April 26 with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, June 27 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. On Monday, May 29 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. As per Monday, July 10, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. The stock of Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) earned “Buy” rating by B. Riley & Co on Wednesday, July 26. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Wednesday, October 18. M Partners maintained the shares of SLAB in report on Monday, March 14 with “Neutral” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.18, from 1.28 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 12 investors sold SLAB shares while 86 reduced holdings. 32 funds opened positions while 76 raised stakes. 37.81 million shares or 1.55% less from 38.41 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Macquarie Limited holds 315,882 shares. Proshare Advsr Ltd Liability Corp has 14,605 shares. Syntal Prtnrs Ltd Co reported 48,203 shares or 1.3% of all its holdings. Hbk Lp holds 0% or 5,600 shares. Benjamin F Edwards & holds 0% or 300 shares in its portfolio. Brinker reported 7,502 shares. California-based Avalon Global Asset Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 1.75% in Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB). Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) for 11,800 shares. Shelton Cap Management reported 3,776 shares. Alliancebernstein LP invested in 0.03% or 516,390 shares. Stevens Capital Management Lp owns 13,139 shares. Van Berkom & Associate stated it has 689,744 shares. Schwab Charles Invest Mngmt accumulated 248,785 shares. Pnc Financial Services has invested 0.01% in Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB). Mackenzie Financial invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB).

Since January 25, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 6 selling transactions for $3.40 million activity. 18,235 shares were sold by Tolany Brandon, worth $1.73 million on Monday, January 29. On Thursday, February 15 BOCK WILLIAM G sold $229,775 worth of Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) or 2,500 shares.

Robecosam Ag, which manages about $1.51 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Parker Hannifin Corp (NYSE:PH) by 18,732 shares to 101,257 shares, valued at $20.17 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Crane Co (NYSE:CR) by 37,863 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 98,227 shares, and cut its stake in Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT).

More news for Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Silicon Laboratories (SLAB) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on April 25, 2018. Nasdaq.com‘s article titled: “Sigma Designs, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Results” and published on April 20, 2018 is yet another important article.

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