Intuitive Surgical Inc. [ISRG] Is Currently 7.99 below its 200 Period Moving Avg: What Does This Mean?

Intuitive Surgical Inc. [NASDAQ: ISRG] gained 7.99% or 17.6 points to close at $237.87 with a heavy trading volume of 4640835 shares. The company report on October 19, 2022 that Intuitive becomes largest robotic-assisted surgery provider to be accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

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The accreditation, which has been awarded to Intuitive across its entire global education portfolio, is an award of excellence from RCS England in recognition of outstanding surgery-related education and is an internationally recognized hallmark of quality.

It opened the trading session at $231.03, the shares rose to $238.07 and dropped to $226.11, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for ISRG points out that the company has recorded -2.72% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -32.1% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 2.00M shares, ISRG reached to a volume of 4640835 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Intuitive Surgical Inc. [ISRG]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for ISRG shares is $254.11 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on ISRG stock is a recommendation set at 2.10. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Barclays have made an estimate for Intuitive Surgical Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on October 18, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Mizuho raised their target price to Neutral. The new note on the price target was released on October 13, 2022, representing the official price target for Intuitive Surgical Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $210, while Jefferies analysts kept a Hold rating on ISRG stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Intuitive Surgical Inc. is set at 9.33, with the Price to Sales ratio for ISRG stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 13.47. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 7.09, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 13.17. Price to Free Cash Flow for ISRG in the course of the last twelve months was 57.05 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 4.70.

Trading performance analysis for ISRG stock

Intuitive Surgical Inc. [ISRG] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 22.78. With this latest performance, ISRG shares gained by 26.57% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -2.72% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -30.77% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for ISRG stock in for the last two-week period is set at 74.10, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 82.64, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 67.55 for Intuitive Surgical Inc. [ISRG]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 205.40, while it was recorded at 219.95 for the last single week of trading, and 240.44 for the last 200 days.

Intuitive Surgical Inc. [ISRG]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Intuitive Surgical Inc. [ISRG] shares currently have an operating margin of +31.89 and a Gross Margin at +69.00. Intuitive Surgical Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +29.85.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 15.76, with Return on Assets sitting at 13.79.

Intuitive Surgical Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 4.70 and a Current Ratio set at 5.40.

Intuitive Surgical Inc. [ISRG]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for ISRG. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Intuitive Surgical Inc. go to 8.27%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Intuitive Surgical Inc. [ISRG]

There are presently around $70,858 million, or 86.50% of ISRG stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ISRG stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 29,000,685, which is approximately 1.688% of the company’s market cap and around 0.50% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 26,409,892 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $6.28 billion in ISRG stocks shares; and PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, currently with $6.11 billion in ISRG stock with ownership of nearly 3.28% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Intuitive Surgical Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 635 institutional holders increased their position in Intuitive Surgical Inc. [NASDAQ:ISRG] by around 18,660,204 shares. Additionally, 659 investors decreased positions by around 21,232,740 shares, while 204 investors held positions by with 257,993,626 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 297,886,570 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ISRG stock had 117 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,633,836 shares, while 181 institutional investors sold positions of 1,368,913 shares during the same period.


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