Analyst Ratings for Intuitive Surgical Inc. (ISRG)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Intuitive Surgical Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, ISRG received an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 10 analysts, 1 gave an overweight rating, 8 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

ISRG was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 1100, which equates to a potential upside of 16.87 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 600, which equates to a potential downside of -36.25 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.1 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -1.7 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 1.55 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.34 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of ISRG's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -0.46 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. ISRG has a PEG ratio of -98.

In the trailing 52-weeks, ISRG hit 974.66 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 610.71. Today's price is 54.12 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 3.43 percent. ISRG has a price/earnings ratio of 45.08. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ISRG value stock report compares ISRG to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $34.62 billion. ISRG is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.