Does Intuitive Surgical Inc. (ISRG) Have Insiders Selling Shares?

As of Friday close, Intuitive Surgical Inc.’s (NASDAQ:ISRG) stock was up $12.0, moving up 5.67 percent to $223.69. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,596,880 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.16 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,810,265, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,257,844.

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Since last month, ISRG stock retreated -21.57%. Shares of the company fell to $206.60 on 05/10/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $369.69 was reached on 01/04/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $206.60. Since the beginning of this year, ISRG’s stock price has dropped by -37.74% or -$135.61, and marked a new high 2 times. However, the stock has declined by -39.49% since its 52-week high.

Intuitive Surgical Inc. (ISRG) last reported insider trading activity 18 days ago on Apr 26. DeSantis Robert, the EVP & Chief Product Officer of the company, disposed of 1,611 shares for $253.04 on Apr 26. It resulted in a $407,647 divestment by the insider. Curet Myriam sold 6,000 shares at an average price of $252.51 on Apr 26. The insider now owns 361 shares following the transaction. On Mar 01, EVP & Chief Medical Officer Curet Myriam sold 2,000 shares at $289.96 apiece. The transaction was valued at $579,920.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Intuitive Surgical Inc. (ISRG) has a P/E ratio of about 49.85. The stock’s beta is 1.26. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 14.15, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 6.62, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 57.83 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, Intuitive Surgical Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 4.60, while its current ratio was 5.20, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 68.80% percent. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 30.70%. Based on annual data, ISRG earned $3.96 billion in gross profit and brought in $5.71 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 13.90%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 14.20%.

According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. ISRG’s revenue rose 13.15% to $1.55 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.49 billion. While analysts expected Intuitive Surgical Inc. to report $1.08 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.13 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 4.60%. During the quarter, the company generated $498.5 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Intuitive Surgical Inc. were 1.52 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30. The value of shareholders’ equity is $358.96 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Intuitive Surgical Inc.’s (ISRG) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 61.49%, the RSI 9-day stood at 39.94% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Intuitive Surgical Inc. price is down by -0.52% percent or -$1.16. At present, ISRG shares trade -20.03% below its 20-day simple moving average and -32.65% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -25.39% below its SMA50 and -31.63% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 16.85% and Stochastic coefficient D was 9.26%, while ATR was 11.63. Given the Stochastic reading of 34.85% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 38.10%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -7.87, while the 14-day reading stands at -14.06.

Analyst Ratings

Truist launched its rating on Intuitive Surgical Inc. (NASDAQ: ISRG) to a Buy in a note to investors on April 13, 2022. Intuitive Surgical Inc. (ISRG) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms , ISRG is a sell, and 6 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 2 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate Intuitive Surgical Inc. stock as buy, with 12 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $339.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $280.00 – $395.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Intuitive Surgical Inc. (ISRG) will achieve an average price target of $335.53.


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