News stories about Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Intuitive Surgical earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the medical equipment provider an impact score of 44.9261058521081 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

ISRG has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Intuitive Surgical in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Wedbush reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Intuitive Surgical in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Vetr raised Intuitive Surgical from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $113.59 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, August 28th. BidaskClub raised Intuitive Surgical from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Intuitive Surgical from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $418.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $155.78.

Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ ISRG) traded up $4.74 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $383.78. The company had a trading volume of 765,918 shares, compared to its average volume of 973,493. The stock has a market cap of $42,710.00, a P/E ratio of 48.90, a PEG ratio of 5.13 and a beta of 0.48. Intuitive Surgical has a 52-week low of $204.79 and a 52-week high of $405.05.

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

In other Intuitive Surgical news, Director Alan J. Levy sold 2,997 shares of the company’s 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 sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Craig H. Barratt sold 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, October 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $371.18, for a total value of $5,567,700.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 7,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,783,850. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 55,944 shares of company stock worth $21,432,971 in the last quarter. Company insiders own 2.20% of the company’s stock.

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Intuitive Surgical Company Profile

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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