Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) Receives Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.24

News headlines about Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Intuitive Surgical earned a daily sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the medical equipment provider an impact score of 45.4765089049406 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ ISRG) traded up 0.59% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $1042.59. 313,408 shares of the company traded hands. Intuitive Surgical has a one year low of $610.71 and a one year high of $1,054.77. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $969.63 and its 200-day moving average price is $873.73. The firm has a market cap of $38.73 billion, a PE ratio of 49.94 and a beta of 0.38. Shares of Intuitive Surgical are scheduled to split on the morning of Friday, October 6th. The 3-1 split was announced on Friday, August 11th. The newly minted shares will be distributed to shareholders after the market closes on Thursday, October 5th.

Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The medical equipment provider reported $1.98 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.93 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $756.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $724.51 million. Intuitive Surgical had a net margin of 28.44% and a return on equity of 15.99%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.87 EPS. Analysts forecast that Intuitive Surgical will post $23.92 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research firms have issued reports on ISRG. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $333.33 target price on shares of Intuitive Surgical in a research note on Friday, July 21st. Vetr lowered shares of Intuitive Surgical from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $335.50 target price for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, August 16th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) began coverage on shares of Intuitive Surgical in a research note on Tuesday, May 16th. They set a “buy” rating and a $333.33 target price for the company. Citigroup Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and set a $359.33 target price (up from $305.67) on shares of Intuitive Surgical in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Finally, BTIG Research reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Intuitive Surgical in a research note on Thursday, June 15th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirteen have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $366.12.

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In other news, SVP Mark J. Meltzer sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $887.09, for a total value of $2,661,270.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 3,046 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,702,076.14. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, SVP Curet Myriam sold 1,202 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $950.20, for a total transaction of $1,142,140.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 1,428 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,356,885.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 26,172 shares of company stock worth $24,584,757 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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