Dsm Capital Partners Has Cut Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) Holding By $8.20 Million; Amgen Inc. (AMGN) Had 10 Analysts Last Week

December 6, 2017 - By Marguerite Chambers

Among 22 analysts covering Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Amgen Inc. had 72 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel.

As per Friday, July 14, the company rating was maintained by Mizuho. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 31 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, August 21 by Vetr. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Friday, October 6 by Morgan Stanley. Jefferies maintained the shares of AMGN in report on Monday, June 12 with “Hold” rating. As per Friday, July 29, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of AMGN in report on Friday, July 31 with “Outperform” rating. Bank of America upgraded Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) on Wednesday, February 1 to “Buy” rating. Oppenheimer maintained Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) rating on Friday, July 28. Oppenheimer has “Buy” rating and $20300 target. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Raymond James on Tuesday, September 1. See Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) latest ratings:

01/11/2017 Broker: Argus Research Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Old Target: $195 Downgrade
29/10/2017 Broker: Mizuho Rating: Buy New Target: $198.0 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $188.0 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $198 New Target: $192 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Overweight Old Target: $196 New Target: $193 Maintain
20/10/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $198.0 Maintain
12/10/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Buy New Target: $193.0 Maintain
13/10/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $180 New Target: $190 Maintain
06/10/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Overweight Old Target: $189 New Target: $196 Maintain
03/10/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Buy New Target: $209.0 Maintain

Dsm Capital Partners Llc decreased Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) stake by 40.44% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Dsm Capital Partners Llc sold 8,767 shares as Intuitive Surgical (ISRG)’s stock rose 20.10%. The Dsm Capital Partners Llc holds 12,914 shares with $12.08 million value, down from 21,681 last quarter. Intuitive Surgical now has $41.75B valuation. The stock increased 0.85% or $3.14 during the last trading session, reaching $372.64. About 403,893 shares traded. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has risen 39.52% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 22.82% the S&P500.

The stock decreased 2.18% or $3.89 during the last trading session, reaching $174.78. About 1.10M shares traded. Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) has risen 5.27% since December 6, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.43% the S&P500.

Amgen Inc. discovers, develops, manufactures, and delivers human therapeutics worldwide. The company has market cap of $126.88 billion. It offers products for the treatment of oncology/hematology, cardiovascular, inflammation, bone health, nephrology, and neuroscience. It has a 15.79 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s products include Evenity to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women; Prolia to treat postmenopausal women with osteoporosis; Xgeva for skeletal-related events prevention; Repatha to treat coronary artery diseases; Enbrel to treat plaque psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic arthritis; Parsabiv to treat secondary hyperparathyroidism ; and Erenumab for the prevention of migraine.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.10, from 1.25 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 72 investors sold Amgen Inc. shares while 463 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 517 raised stakes. 557.32 million shares or 1.16% less from 563.88 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Warren Averett Asset Llc stated it has 0.11% in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Dupont Capital Mngmt Corp owns 148,408 shares. Swedbank holds 0.48% of its portfolio in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) for 418,672 shares. Moreover, Meiji Yasuda Life Insur has 0.47% invested in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) for 17,717 shares. Kelly Lawrence W And Associates Incorporated Ca has 0.18% invested in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN). Sunbelt Securities Inc reported 0.57% stake. Ballentine Prtnrs Limited Liability Co owns 3,441 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Wms Prtn Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.13% or 6,319 shares in its portfolio. Grand Jean Management holds 0.16% in Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN) or 2,453 shares. Dana Inv Inc has 191,106 shares. State Bank Of Montreal Can stated it has 2.75M shares or 0.45% of all its holdings. Wade G W owns 48,183 shares for 1.05% of their portfolio. California Public Employees Retirement reported 1.76M shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Sys holds 45,600 shares. Advsrs stated it has 8,155 shares or 1.51% of all its holdings.

Analysts await Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) to report earnings on January, 23. They expect $1.91 EPS, up 7.91% or $0.14 from last year’s $1.77 per share. ISRG’s profit will be $214.01M for 48.77 P/E if the $1.91 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.55 actual EPS reported by Intuitive Surgical, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -25.10% negative EPS growth.

Among 20 analysts covering Intuitive Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:ISRG), 13 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Intuitive Surgical Inc had 57 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of ISRG in report on Tuesday, July 18 with “Hold” rating. As per Friday, October 20, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Friday, January 22. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, October 20 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Wedbush given on Tuesday, October 10. Bank of America maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, April 20 report. Morgan Stanley upgraded the shares of ISRG in report on Monday, January 4 to “Overweight” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) on Wednesday, July 20 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 16 by Wells Fargo. Evercore downgraded Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) on Wednesday, January 4 to “Hold” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.07 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.35, from 0.72 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 35 investors sold ISRG shares while 185 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 174 raised stakes. 36.05 million shares or 1.68% more from 35.45 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Laurion Mgmt Ltd Partnership has invested 0% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Proshare Advsr Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 14,103 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Lpl Fin Ltd Com owns 3,276 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board invested in 3,388 shares or 0.15% of the stock. Moreover, Azimuth Mngmt Ltd Liability has 0.36% invested in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Meiji Yasuda Life Insur reported 0.21% stake. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Limited invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). World Asset Inc holds 3,593 shares. Cim Ltd Company holds 5% or 12,483 shares in its portfolio. Qci Asset Mngmt Inc New York has 50 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Moreover, Westpac Banking has 0% invested in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) for 2,887 shares. Conning holds 0.04% or 1,210 shares in its portfolio. Manning And Napier Advsrs Limited Liability Company accumulated 40,653 shares. Tru Department Mb Bankshares N A holds 0.01% or 115 shares. Winslow Evans & Crocker holds 53 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

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