Insider Selling: Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) Director Sells 2,997 Shares of Stock

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) Director Alan J. Levy sold 2,997 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $371.35, for a total transaction of $1,112,935.95. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Shares of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ ISRG) traded down $0.85 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $389.15. 686,600 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 974,466. The firm has a market capitalization of $43,698.64, a PE ratio of 51.61, a P/E/G ratio of 5.46 and a beta of 0.47. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. has a 52-week low of $203.57 and a 52-week high of $393.51.

Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 19th. The medical equipment provider reported $2.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.99 by $0.78. Intuitive Surgical had a net margin of 30.16% and a return on equity of 18.20%. The firm had revenue of $806.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $753.25 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $2.06 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 18.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that Intuitive Surgical, Inc. will post 7.85 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. FMR LLC boosted its holdings in Intuitive Surgical by 19.6% during the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 2,724,964 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $2,548,849,000 after purchasing an additional 447,397 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Intuitive Surgical by 0.8% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,524,027 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $2,360,900,000 after purchasing an additional 20,210 shares during the last quarter. Koch Industries Inc. boosted its holdings in Intuitive Surgical by 202,917.0% during the second quarter. Koch Industries Inc. now owns 1,388,636 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $1,387,000 after purchasing an additional 1,387,952 shares during the last quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. boosted its holdings in Intuitive Surgical by 3.3% during the second quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 690,780 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $646,135,000 after purchasing an additional 21,795 shares during the last quarter. Finally, American Century Companies Inc. boosted its holdings in Intuitive Surgical by 1.6% during the second quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 560,621 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock worth $524,388,000 after purchasing an additional 8,629 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 31.43% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on ISRG. Vetr cut shares of Intuitive Surgical from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $111.83 target price on the stock. in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. BidaskClub cut shares of Intuitive Surgical from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Barclays PLC increased their price target on shares of Intuitive Surgical from $96.67 to $111.11 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Friday, July 21st. They noted that the move was a valuation call. J P Morgan Chase & Co reissued an “overweight” rating and issued a $116.67 price target on shares of Intuitive Surgical in a report on Friday, July 21st. Finally, Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and set a $118.89 target price (up from $105.56) on shares of Intuitive Surgical in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $154.72.

About Intuitive Surgical

Intuitive Surgical, Inc (Intuitive) designs, manufactures and markets da Vinci Surgical Systems, and related instruments and accessories. The Company’s da Vinci Surgical System consists of a surgeon’s console, a patient-side cart and a vision system. The da Vinci Surgical System translates a surgeon’s hand movements, which are performed on instrument controls at a console, into corresponding micro-movements of instruments positioned inside the patient through small incisions or ports.

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