How to buy Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Intuitive Surgical shares.

Intuitive Surgical Inc (ISRG) is a publicly traded medical instruments and supplies business based in the US. In the week up to 22 September Intuitive Surgical shares plunged 8.84% to a closing position of $191.08. Over the last 12 months, Intuitive Surgical's share price has fallen by 38.99% from $330.07. Intuitive Surgical is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 9,793 staff. 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. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

Fees for buying 5x Intuitive Surgical shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

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Intuitive Surgical share price (NASDAQ:ISRG)

Use our graph to track the performance of ISRG stocks over time.

Intuitive Surgical price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $201.38

1 week (2022-09-29) 6.52%
1 month (2022-09-06) -0.45%
3 months (2022-07-06) -1.93%
6 months (2022-04-05) -31.95%
1 year (2021-10-04) -37.75%
2 years (2020-10-06) -13.57%
3 years (2019-10-04) 14.17%
5 years (2017-10-06) 67.13%

Is it a good time to buy Intuitive Surgical stock?

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Is Intuitive Surgical under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.

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 48x. In other words, Intuitive Surgical shares trade at around 48x 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.

PEG ratio

Intuitive Surgical's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.9142. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

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.

EBITDA

Intuitive Surgical's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $2 billion (£1.8 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Intuitive Surgical's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

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.

Total ESG risk score

Intuitive Surgical's 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.).

Environmental score

Intuitive Surgical's 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.

Social score

Intuitive Surgical's 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.

Governance score

Intuitive Surgical's 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.

Controversy score

Intuitive Surgical's 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 shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-05.
Open$198.27
High$202.58
Low$196.38
Close$201.38
Previous close$201.54
Change$-0.16
Change %-0.0794%
Volume1,630,472
Information last updated 2022-10-03.
52-week range$184.9354 - $369.69
50-day moving average$216.3994
200-day moving average$253.1539
Wall St. target price$256.2
PE ratio48.3093
Dividend yield$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$3.88

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.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Intuitive Surgical's shares have ranged in value from as little as $184.9354 up to $369.69. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ISRG.US volatility(beta: 1.31)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 1.31. 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).

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