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Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) SVP Colin Morales sold 2,000 shares of the stock on the open market in a transaction dated Friday, July 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $461.99, for a total value of $923,980.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 76 shares in the company, valued at approximately $35,111. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

A number of research firms have recently commented on ISRG. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Intuitive Surgical in a research note on Thursday. They now have a $485.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on shares of Intuitive Surgical in a research note on Wednesday, July 23rd. They set a “positive” rating and a $370.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Cantor Fitzgerald raised their price target on shares of Intuitive Surgical from $420.00 to $465.00 in a research note on Wednesday, July 23rd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $462.00.

Shares of Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) traded down 0.94% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $465.29. 520,848 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 has a 50-day moving average of $403.5 and a 200-day moving average of $411.1. The company has a market cap of $16.728 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.59.

Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July 22nd. The company reported $3.73 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.82 by $0.91. The company had revenue of $512.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $502.23 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $3.90 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 11.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Intuitive Surgical will post $15.16 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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