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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for ISRG. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 1100, implying potential capital gains of 16.87 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 600, implying a possible loss of -36.25 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.1 percent. 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.34 percent.

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, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 3 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of ISRG's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -0.46 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of ISRG is -98.

ISRG has a 52-week high of 974.66 and a 52-week low of 610.71. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 54.12 percent, and 3.43 percent below the high. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.