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How to buy Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) stocks

Learn how to easily invest in Intuitive Surgical stocks.

Intuitive Surgical is a medical instruments & supplies business based in the US. Intuitive Surgical stocks (ISRG.US) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $200.71 – a decrease of 0.88% over the previous week. Intuitive Surgical employs 9,793 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $5.9 billion.

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Intuitive Surgical stock price (NASDAQ:ISRG)

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Intuitive Surgical shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-07-02.
Latest market close$206.10
52-week range$186.83 - $369.69
50-day moving average $219.63
200-day moving average $293.10
Wall St. target price$321.41
PE ratio 44.7072
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.61

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Is it a good time to buy Intuitive Surgical stock?

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Intuitive Surgical price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $206.1 from 2022-07-01

1 week (2022-06-28) 2.03%
1 month (2022-06-01) N/A
3 months (2022-04-05) -30.35%
6 months (2022-01-05) -39.73%
1 year (2021-07-02) -78.03%
2 years (2020-07-02) -64.49%
3 years (2019-07-05) 537.25
5 years (2017-07-03) 921.66

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 45x. In other words, Intuitive Surgical shares trade at around 45x 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 3.6781. 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 $2.1 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 $5.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 30.69%
Gross profit TTM $4 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.98%
Return on equity TTM 14.88%
Profit margin 27.84%
Book value $33.72
Market capitalisation $74 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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 $186.83 up to $369.69. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ISRG.US volatility(beta: 1.26)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.2595. This would suggest that Intuitive Surgical's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Intuitive Surgical overview

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets products that enable physicians and healthcare providers to enhance the quality of and access to minimally invasive care in the United States and internationally. The company offers the da Vinci Surgical System to enable complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach; and Ion endoluminal system, which extends its commercial offerings beyond surgery into diagnostic procedures enabling minimally invasive biopsies in the lung. It also provides a suite of stapling, energy, and core instrumentation for its surgical systems; progressive learning pathways to support the use of its technology; a complement of services to its customers, including support, installation, repair, and maintenance; and integrated digital capabilities providing unified and connected offerings, streamlining performance for hospitals with program-enhancing insights. The company was incorporated in 1995 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. .

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