Analysts: Intuitive Surgical Results Reflective of Headwinds and 3 More Research Notes to Read

Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG): Leerink believes Intuitive Surgical’s lowered guidance reflects continuing headwinds for procedures and systems, and the firm cut its price target for shares to $410 from $560 as a result. It keeps a Market Perform rating on the name, pending greater clarity around slowing system trends.


LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD): ITG Research has lowered its estimates on LinkedIn due to a slowdown in June order volumes in Hiring Solutions and Premium Subscriptions, and estimates are now $360 million to $365 million from $362.5 million to $367.5 million — still over the consensus of $354.5 million.


Sherwin-Williams (NYSE:SHW): RW Baird says that weakness related to news of the Comex regulatory block by the Mexican antitrust commission is overdone and that Sherwin-Williams is well positioned to benefit from the rebound in U.S. construction fundamentals, and that demand remains intact. Baird rates the shares at Outperform with a $205 price target.


Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS): Wells Fargo believes that Morgan Stanley reported impressive second-quarter results, but the firm thinks the company continues to generate relatively weak returns as shown by its core ROTCE of 6 percent. The firm keeps a Market Perform rating on the shares.


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