O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC lessened its stake in Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) by 28.7% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 18,562 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after selling 7,464 shares during the period. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Intuitive Surgical were worth $10,655,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. CENTRAL TRUST Co boosted its holdings in Intuitive Surgical by 26.4% in the 3rd quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 460 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock valued at $264,000 after purchasing an additional 96 shares in the last quarter. Signition LP purchased a new stake in Intuitive Surgical in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $240,000. United Capital Management of KS Inc. purchased a new stake in Intuitive Surgical in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $205,000. Toronto Dominion Bank boosted its holdings in Intuitive Surgical by 20.2% in the 2nd quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 72,733 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock valued at $34,794,000 after purchasing an additional 12,216 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Summit Global Investments purchased a new stake in Intuitive Surgical in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $8,442,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.16% of the company’s stock.

ISRG stock opened at $532.56 on Friday. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. has a 1 year low of $359.75 and a 1 year high of $581.12. The company has a market capitalization of $62.32 billion, a P/E ratio of 61.31, a P/E/G ratio of 3.66 and a beta of 1.02.

Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 18th. The medical equipment provider reported $2.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.66 by $0.17. Intuitive Surgical had a return on equity of 18.79% and a net margin of 22.31%. The firm had revenue of $920.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $916.22 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $2.77 EPS. Intuitive Surgical’s revenue was up 14.0% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, equities analysts forecast that Intuitive Surgical, Inc. will post 9.52 earnings per share for the current year.

ISRG has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and set a $620.00 price target on shares of Intuitive Surgical in a research note on Friday, October 19th. Piper Jaffray Companies boosted their price target on Intuitive Surgical from $613.00 to $625.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 31st. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an “overweight” rating and set a $575.00 price target on shares of Intuitive Surgical in a research note on Friday, July 20th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $550.00 price target on Intuitive Surgical and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 20th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price target on Intuitive Surgical from $515.00 to $600.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, July 20th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and seventeen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $554.64.

In related news, VP Marshall Mohr sold 7,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $525.00, for a total value of $3,937,500.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 17,321 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $9,093,525. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Lonnie M. Smith sold 225 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $540.04, for a total value of $121,509.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 379,175 shares in the company, valued at approximately $204,769,667. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 47,311 shares of company stock worth $24,144,846. 2.20% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Intuitive Surgical

Intuitive Surgical, Inc designs, manufactures, and markets da Vinci surgical systems, and related instruments and accessories. The company's da Vinci surgical System translates a surgeon's natural 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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