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How to buy Intuitive Surgical stock in Canada | $339.63
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Intuitive Surgical Inc is a medical instruments & supplies business based in the US. Intuitive Surgical shares (ISRG) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Intuitive Surgical employs 8,081 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.2 billion.
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Is it a good time to buy Intuitive Surgical stock?
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- Can I buy shares in Intuitive Surgical?
- Has coronavirus impacted Intuitive Surgical shares?
- Intuitive Surgical shares summary
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- Is Intuitive Surgical stock a buy or sell?
- Intuitive Surgical performance over time
- Can I short Intuitive Surgical shares?
- Is Intuitive Surgical suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Intuitive Surgical shares over-valued?
- Intuitive Surgical's financials
- How volatile are Intuitive Surgical shares?
- Does Intuitive Surgical pay a dividend?
- Have Intuitive Surgical shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted Intuitive Surgical's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Intuitive Surgical's stock price has had significant negative movement.
Its last market close was $339.63, which is 44.60% down on its pre-crash value of $613.08 and 6.14% down on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $360.5.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of Intuitive Surgical stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $650.92 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $601.15.
Intuitive Surgical stock priceUse our graph to track the performance of ISRG stocks over time.
Intuitive Surgical shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$339.63|
|52-week range||$217.67 - $362.34|
|50-day moving average||$341.12|
|200-day moving average||$320.36|
|Wall St. target price||$343.81|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.46|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Intuitive Surgical price performance over time
|1 week (2021-10-13)||4.18%|
|1 month (2021-09-23)||-67.49%|
|3 months (2021-07-23)||-65.22%|
|6 months (2021-04-23)||-61.21%|
|1 year (2020-10-22)||-53.66%|
|2 years (2019-10-22)||-36.61%|
|3 years (2018-10-22)||511.41|
|5 years (2016-10-21)||678.02|
Is Intuitive Surgical under- or over-valued?
Valuing Intuitive Surgical stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Intuitive Surgical's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Intuitive Surgical's P/E ratio
Intuitive Surgical's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 74x. In other words, Intuitive Surgical shares trade at around 74x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Intuitive Surgical's PEG ratio
Intuitive Surgical's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 18.1813. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Intuitive Surgical's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Intuitive Surgical's EBITDA
Intuitive Surgical's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.9 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Intuitive Surgical's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Intuitive Surgical financials
|Revenue TTM||$5.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||31.24%|
|Gross profit TTM||$2.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||9%|
|Return on equity TTM||16.68%|
|Market capitalisation||$118.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Intuitive Surgical shares
There are currently 1.0 million Intuitive Surgical shares held short by investors – that's known as Intuitive Surgical's "short interest". This figure is 23.5% down from 1.3 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Intuitive Surgical shares can be evaluated.
Intuitive Surgical's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Intuitive Surgical's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Intuitive Surgical shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Intuitive Surgical shares traded daily (recently around 526761.45833333). Intuitive Surgical's SIR currently stands at 1.92. In other words for every 100,000 Intuitive Surgical shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1920 shares are currently held short.
However Intuitive Surgical's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Intuitive Surgical shares, or, against the total number of tradable Intuitive Surgical shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Intuitive Surgical's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Intuitive Surgical shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0086% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Intuitive Surgical shares, roughly 9 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Intuitive Surgical.
Intuitive Surgical's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Intuitive Surgical.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Intuitive Surgical's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 31.63
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Intuitive Surgical's overall score of 31.63 (as at 01/01/2019) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 60th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Intuitive Surgical is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Intuitive Surgical's environmental score
Environmental score: 4.47/100
Intuitive Surgical's environmental score of 4.47 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Intuitive Surgical is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Intuitive Surgical's social score
Social score: 13.18/100
Intuitive Surgical's social score of 13.18 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Intuitive Surgical is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Intuitive Surgical's governance score
Governance score: 10.47/100
Intuitive Surgical's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Intuitive Surgical is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Intuitive Surgical's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Intuitive Surgical scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Intuitive Surgical has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Intuitive Surgical share dividends
We're not expecting Intuitive Surgical to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Intuitive Surgical's shares ever split?
Intuitive Surgical's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 5 October 2021. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Intuitive Surgical shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Intuitive Surgical shares which in turn could have impacted Intuitive Surgical's share price.
Intuitive Surgical share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Intuitive Surgical's shares have ranged in value from as little as $217.6667 up to $362.3366. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Intuitive Surgical's is 1.0683. This would suggest that Intuitive Surgical's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Intuitive Surgical overview
Intuitive Surgical, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets da Vinci surgical systems, and related instruments and accessories in the United States and internationally. The company's da Vinci Surgical System include surgeon's consoles, patient-side carts, 3-D HD vision systems, skills simulators, da Vinci Xi integrated table motions, and Firefly fluorescence imaging products that enable surgeons to perform various surgical procedures, including gynecologic, urologic, general, cardiothoracic, and head and neck surgical procedures. It also manufactures EndoWrist instruments, such as forceps, scissors, electrocautery tools, scalpels, and other surgical tools, which incorporate wrist joints for natural dexterity for various surgical procedures; and provides SimNow, a cloud-enabled simulation platform, which allows surgeons to learn and practice their surgical skills; Iris, an augmented reality imaging product for use in kidney procedures; and Intuitive Cloud that enables proactive monitoring and software updates. In addition, the company offers EndoWrist Stapler, a wristed stapling instrument for resection, transection, and creation of anastomoses; EndoWrist One Vessel Sealers that are wristed single-use instruments for bipolar coagulation and mechanical transection of vessels up to 7mm in diameter and tissue bundles that fit in the jaws of the instrument; E-100 generator, an electrosurgical generator; SureForm 45 Curved-Tip stapler; and SynchroSeal for sealing and transection with a single pedal press. Additionally, the company sells various accessories comprising sterile drapes for ensuring sterile field during surgery; and vision products that include replacement 3D stereo endoscopes, camera heads, light guides, and other items that facilitate the use of the da Vinci Surgical System, as well as Ion endoluminal system for biopsies. Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
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