Intuitive Surgical Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts (NASDAQ:ISRG)
Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) has received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twenty-five ratings firms that are covering the company, Analyst Ratings News reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have issued a hold recommendation, nine have assigned a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $465.58.
Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) traded up 0.72% on Thursday, hitting $368.96. 45,056 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Intuitive Surgical has a 52-week low of $346.46 and a 52-week high of $541.23. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $401.5 and its 200-day moving average is $405.4. The company has a market cap of $14.169 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.51.
Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, April 22nd. The company reported $1.13 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.31 by $2.18. The company had revenue of $464.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $507.04 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $4.56 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 24.0% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Intuitive Surgical will post $11.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Leerink Swann reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of Intuitive Surgical in a research note on Wednesday, May 14th. They now have a $415.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $443.00. Separately, analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Intuitive Surgical in a research note on Monday, May 5th. They now have a $295.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at TheStreet downgraded shares of Intuitive Surgical from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 29th.
Intuitive Surgical, Inc (NASDAQ:ISRG) designs, manufactures and markets da Vinci Surgical Systems and related instruments and accessories.
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