How to buy Intuitive Surgical shares

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Intuitive Surgical, Inc (ISRG) is a leading medical instruments & supplies business based in the US. Intuitive Surgical is listed on the NASDAQ. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Intuitive Surgical

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: ISRG in this case.
  5. Research Intuitive Surgical shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Intuitive Surgical shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Intuitive Surgical share price

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Intuitive Surgical shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-24.
52-week range$360.5 - $826.81
50-day moving average $789.6149
200-day moving average $720.7147
Wall St. target price$760.33
PE ratio 84.3628
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $8.82
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Share dealing platform comparison

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Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
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£0
£0
Zero platform fee
Join and receive a free share worth up to £100
Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
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From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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Is it a good time to buy Intuitive Surgical stock?

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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 84x. In other words, Intuitive Surgical shares trade at around 84x 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 5.3867. 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 a whopping $1.3 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 $4.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 24.09%
Gross profit TTM $2.9 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.28%
Return on equity TTM 11.83%
Profit margin 24.33%
Book value $82.986
Market capitalisation $87.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Intuitive Surgical shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "ISRG.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 1.5 million Intuitive Surgical shares held short by investors – that's known as Intuitive Surgical's "short interest". This figure is 0.9% up from 1.5 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 511270.58823529). Intuitive Surgical's SIR currently stands at 2.89. In other words for every 100,000 Intuitive Surgical shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2890 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 0.0127% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Intuitive Surgical shares, roughly 13 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.

Find out more about how you can short Intuitive Surgical stock.

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. A high-profile company, 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.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Intuitive Surgical, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 31.63
Total ESG percentile 59.52
Environmental score 4.47
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 13.18
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 10.47
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 2

Intuitive Surgical share dividends

We're not expecting Intuitive Surgical to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Have Intuitive Surgical's shares ever split?

Intuitive Surgical's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 6 October 2017. 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 $360.5 up to $826.81. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ISRG.US volatility(beta: 0.98)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 0.9769. This would suggest that Intuitive Surgical's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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Intuitive Surgical overview

Intuitive Surgical, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, 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 vision systems, da Vinci 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. In addition, the company offers EndoWrist Stapler, a wristed stapling instrument for resection, transection, and creation of anastomoses; and 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. 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 use of the da Vinci Surgical System, as well as Ion endoluminal system for biopsies. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

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