Carlson Capital Management Has Lifted Its Graco (GGG) Position; Mazor Robotics LTD. – American Depositary Shares (MZOR) Shorts Raised By 48.56%

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Mazor Robotics LTD. – American Depositary Shares (NASDAQ:MZOR) had an increase of 48.56% in short interest. MZOR’s SI was 3.08M shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 48.56% from 2.07 million shares previously. With 812,600 avg volume, 4 days are for Mazor Robotics LTD. – American Depositary Shares (NASDAQ:MZOR)’s short sellers to cover MZOR’s short positions. The SI to Mazor Robotics LTD. – American Depositary Shares’s float is 15.31%. The stock decreased 1.38% or $0.83 during the last trading session, reaching $59.31. About 169,572 shares traded. Mazor Robotics Ltd. (NASDAQ:MZOR) has risen 109.51% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 97.96% the S&P500.

Carlson Capital Management increased Graco Inc (GGG) stake by 186.72% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Carlson Capital Management acquired 11,685 shares as Graco Inc (GGG)’s stock declined 0.59%. The Carlson Capital Management holds 17,943 shares with $811,000 value, up from 6,258 last quarter. Graco Inc now has $7.93B valuation. The stock decreased 0.11% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $46.91. About 642,687 shares traded. Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) has risen 44.03% since April 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 32.48% the S&P500.

Mazor Robotics Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, production, and marketing of medical devices for supporting surgical procedures in the fields of orthopedics and neurosurgery in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $1.62 billion. The firm operates in the field of image guided surgery and computer assisted surgery that enable the use of surgical instruments with high precision and minimal invasiveness. It currently has negative earnings. It offers Mazor X surgical guidance system and Renaissance surgical guidance system that transform spine surgery from freehand procedures to guided procedures.

Among 7 analysts covering Mazor Robotics (NASDAQ:MZOR), 2 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Mazor Robotics had 17 analyst reports since November 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Sterne Agee CRT upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Friday, November 20 report. Wells Fargo upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Thursday, May 19 report. On Thursday, October 5 the stock rating was maintained by Needham with “Hold”. The stock of Mazor Robotics Ltd. (NASDAQ:MZOR) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 2 by Needham. The company was initiated on Friday, October 7 by B. Riley & Co. Barclays Capital downgraded Mazor Robotics Ltd. (NASDAQ:MZOR) rating on Thursday, October 19. Barclays Capital has “Sell” rating and $34.0 target. Standpoint Research initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, July 8 report. The stock of Mazor Robotics Ltd. (NASDAQ:MZOR) earned “Sell” rating by Needham on Friday, March 16. Ladenburg maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 30 report. As per Thursday, July 6, the company rating was maintained by Needham.

Investors sentiment increased to 9.88 in Q4 2017. Its up 8.92, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 25 investors sold GGG shares while 7 reduced holdings. 59 funds opened positions while 257 raised stakes. 278.85 million shares or 493.55% more from 46.98 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Palisades Hudson Asset Mngmt Lp holds 6,825 shares or 0.17% of its portfolio. Huntington Bancshares has 0% invested in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Cadence Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Company reported 34,223 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Moreover, Qs Invsts Ltd Liability Com has 0% invested in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) for 15 shares. Natixis holds 0% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) or 5,919 shares. Winslow Evans Crocker Incorporated owns 0.08% invested in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) for 5,400 shares. Voya Invest Management Ltd Liability Corp owns 60,543 shares. Retail Bank Of Montreal Can accumulated 136,641 shares or 0.01% of the stock. 189,090 were reported by Chicago Equity Partners Limited Liability. 206,419 were reported by Guggenheim Capital Ltd Com. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership stated it has 550,800 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. First Merchants Corp holds 13,986 shares or 0.32% of its portfolio. Mutual Of America Mngmt Limited Com owns 0.09% invested in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) for 135,234 shares. First Manhattan Co has invested 0.13% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG). Wesbanco Bancorporation has invested 0.03% in Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG).

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