Prudential Financial Has Decreased Stake in Mantech Intl (MANT) as Valuation Rose; Valicenti Advisory Services Lifted Its Stake in Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) by $3.98 Million as Share Price Rose

May 21, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

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Valicenti Advisory Services Inc increased its stake in Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) by 186.67% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Valicenti Advisory Services Inc bought 10,926 shares as the company’s stock rose 11.58% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 16,779 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $6.12M, up from 5,853 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Valicenti Advisory Services Inc who had been investing in Intuitive Surgical for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $51.98 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.19% or $0.87 during the last trading session, reaching $458.79. About 451,330 shares traded. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) has risen 58.43% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 46.88% the S&P500.

Prudential Financial Inc decreased its stake in Mantech Intl Corp (MANT) by 28.63% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Prudential Financial Inc sold 34,090 shares as the company’s stock rose 6.71% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 84,994 shares of the other consumer services company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $4.27M, down from 119,084 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Prudential Financial Inc who had been investing in Mantech Intl Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.13B market cap company. The stock increased 1.82% or $0.96 during the last trading session, reaching $53.79. About 190,084 shares traded. ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ:MANT) has risen 57.61% since May 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 46.06% the S&P500.

Since January 30, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 24 sales for $117.80 million activity. Myriam Curet sold $113,053 worth of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) on Tuesday, January 30. Samath Jamie had sold 861 shares worth $361,698 on Friday, February 16. MOHR MARSHALL also sold $3.11 million worth of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) on Monday, February 5. Another trade for 36,642 shares valued at $16.38M was sold by GUTHART GARY S. $999,198 worth of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) shares were sold by Friedman Michael A. The insider SMITH LONNIE M sold $21.31M.

Investors sentiment increased to 12.48 in 2017 Q4. Its up 11.44, from 1.04 in 2017Q3. It increased, 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. Magnetar Llc accumulated 0.02% or 1,743 shares. Advsr Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Company has 575 shares. The California-based Checchi Capital Advisers Ltd Liability has invested 0.07% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Bb&T Limited Liability Company holds 0.02% or 3,657 shares. Jefferies Limited Liability Corp holds 16,766 shares. Atria Invests Limited Liability has 1,777 shares. Gofen Glossberg Lc Il owns 1,950 shares. Private Ocean Limited Liability reported 0% stake. France-based Axa has invested 0.39% in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). 38,679 were reported by Bank Of Nova Scotia. Tudor Invest Et Al has 0.06% invested in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) for 6,064 shares. Bamco has 27,720 shares for 0.05% of their portfolio. Price T Rowe Associates Md holds 11.55 million shares or 0.68% of its portfolio. Factory Mutual reported 0.15% stake. 2,596 were reported by Meiji Yasuda Life Com.

Valicenti Advisory Services Inc, which manages about $376.66 million and $201.07M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE) by 18,369 shares to 55,411 shares, valued at $3.47M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Pepsico Inc (NYSE:PEP) by 3,272 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 35,946 shares, and cut its stake in Zoetis Inc (NYSE:ZTS).

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. Wedbush maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, September 25 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, November 12 by Citigroup. Morgan Stanley maintained Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) rating on Tuesday, July 25. Morgan Stanley has “Overweight” rating and $1070 target. Citigroup maintained Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) rating on Tuesday, February 6. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $507 target. Wells Fargo initiated Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) on Thursday, October 13 with “Outperform” rating. Piper Jaffray maintained it with “Hold” rating and $90000 target in Thursday, July 20 report. Canaccord Genuity maintained it with “Hold” rating and $87000 target in Monday, July 10 report. The rating was downgraded by BTIG Research on Friday, April 1 to “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Monday, October 16 with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, October 19, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets.

More notable recent Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Intuitive Surgical At The Cutting Edge” on May 13, 2018, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Carve Through Weakness in Mazor Robotics Ltd. Stock With Surgical Precision” published on May 14, 2018, Investorplace.com published: “Does Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Have Any More Room to Run?” on May 11, 2018. More interesting news about Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Intuitive Surgical Generates More Market Optimism” published on April 23, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “5 Must-Read Quotes From TransEnterix’s Big First Quarter” with publication date: May 17, 2018.

Among 9 analysts covering Mantech International Corporation (NASDAQ:MANT), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Mantech International Corporation had 30 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of MANT in report on Friday, June 2 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, February 18 by Maxim Group. The stock of ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ:MANT) earned “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, February 22. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 20 by Maxim Group. The firm has “Hold” rating by BB&T Capital given on Tuesday, July 28. The stock of ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ:MANT) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Maxim Group. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 3 by Noble Financial. Noble Financial maintained the shares of MANT in report on Thursday, November 2 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse on Thursday, September 29. Cowen & Co maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, January 12 report.

Prudential Financial Inc, which manages about $73.42 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Polaris Inds Inc (NYSE:PII) by 195,423 shares to 243,228 shares, valued at $30.16 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Cf Inds Hldgs Inc (NYSE:CF) by 26,530 shares in the quarter, for a total of 344,490 shares, and has risen its stake in Carter Inc (NYSE:CRI).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.12 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.56, from 1.68 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 18 investors sold MANT shares while 59 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. 23.26 million shares or 1.81% more from 22.85 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Mufg Americas Corp stated it has 1,065 shares. Arizona State Retirement Sys accumulated 43,371 shares. Nicholas Inv Partners Limited Partnership stated it has 0.24% of its portfolio in ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ:MANT). Great West Life Assurance Can has invested 0% in ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ:MANT). Art Advsrs Ltd Llc stated it has 12,507 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Geode Mgmt Ltd Liability invested 0% of its portfolio in ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ:MANT). 196,097 are held by Fincl Bank Of America De. Wellington Management Grp Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.01% of its portfolio in ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ:MANT) for 785,769 shares. Moreover, Argyle Capital Mngmt has 0.61% invested in ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ:MANT). Usa Fin Portformulas invested 0.07% in ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ:MANT). Envestnet Asset Incorporated owns 58 shares. Pnc Fincl Service Gru holds 0% of its portfolio in ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ:MANT) for 19,442 shares. Ubs Asset Management Americas accumulated 10,385 shares or 0% of the stock. Renaissance Technologies Limited has 0.01% invested in ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ:MANT) for 96,100 shares. Bailard Inc reported 13,800 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings.

More important recent ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ:MANT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “ManTech International (MANT) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 03, 2018, also Globenewswire.com published article titled: “ManTech Announces Financial Results for First Quarter of 2018”, Benzinga.com published: “Benzinga’s Top Upgrades, Downgrades For May 17, 2018” on May 17, 2018. More interesting news about ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ:MANT) was released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “5 Defense Stocks to Tap US-North Korea Denuclearization Row” with publication date: May 17, 2018.

Since December 13, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 sales for $3.54 million activity. The insider Keefe Daniel J sold 4,327 shares worth $246,769. 6,000 ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ:MANT) shares with value of $351,840 were sold by MINIHAN KENNETH A. $558,066 worth of stock was sold by Bjornaas Judith L on Monday, March 5. $50,450 worth of ManTech International Corporation (NASDAQ:MANT) was sold by BUSH MARY K on Wednesday, December 13.

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