News coverage about Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Intuitive Surgical earned a media sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the medical equipment provider an impact score of 46.4641863307078 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Board of Director of Intuitive Surgical Inc (NASDAQ:ISRG), Barratt Craig H, sells 2,500 shares worth $1,105,000 (empowerednews.net)
- Will Artificial Intelligence be a Trump Card for MedTech? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Plug In to These Top Investment Ideas in Robotics (finance.yahoo.com)
- Head to Head Review: Restoration Robotics (HAIR) & Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) traded up $0.55 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $440.77. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 627,577 shares, compared to its average volume of 761,559. The company has a market cap of $49,830.00, a PE ratio of 51.73, a PEG ratio of 5.23 and a beta of 0.51. Intuitive Surgical has a 1-year low of $242.81 and a 1-year high of $452.00.
Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on ISRG shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Intuitive Surgical from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $437.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. ValuEngine downgraded Intuitive Surgical from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, December 29th. Evercore ISI initiated coverage on Intuitive Surgical in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. They set an “in-line” rating and a $380.00 price objective on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada raised their price objective on Intuitive Surgical to $430.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a report on Friday, January 26th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Intuitive Surgical from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Intuitive Surgical has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $408.76.
In other Intuitive Surgical news, VP Jamie Samath sold 964 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $428.60, for a total transaction of $413,170.40. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 118 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $50,574.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Curet Myriam sold 262 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $431.50, for a total value of $113,053.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 2,152 shares in the company, valued at approximately $928,588. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 102,770 shares of company stock worth $43,410,836 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 2.20% of the company’s stock.
About Intuitive Surgical
Intuitive Surgical, Inc (Intuitive) designs, manufactures and markets da Vinci Surgical Systems, and related instruments and accessories. The Company’s da Vinci Surgical System consists of a surgeon’s console, a patient-side cart and a vision system. The da Vinci Surgical System translates a surgeon’s 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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