Intuitive Surgical Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts (NASDAQ:ISRG)
Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the twenty-four brokerages that are currently covering the stock, AnalystRatings.NET reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have issued a hold recommendation, eight have issued a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $451.82.
ISRG has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Sterne Agee reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Intuitive Surgical in a research note on Wednesday, June 11th. They now have a $400.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $380.00. Separately, analysts at ISI Group reiterated a “strong-buy” rating on shares of Intuitive Surgical in a research note on Wednesday, May 28th. Finally, analysts at First Analysis upgraded shares of Intuitive Surgical to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 22nd.
Shares of Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) traded down 1.85% on Monday, hitting $415.569. 75,011 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 $381.3 and its 200-day moving average is $405.8. The company has a market cap of $15.959 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.80.
Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) last issued its quarterly 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. On average, analysts predict that Intuitive Surgical will post $11.90 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Intuitive Surgical, Inc (NASDAQ:ISRG) designs, manufactures and markets da Vinci Surgical Systems and related instruments and accessories.
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