ISRG stock: buy or sell

ISRG stock price: $833.38 1.56% At close on May 14th, 2021

Updated on:
May 17th, 2021


ISRG stock brief

  • Intuitive Surgical closed last Friday at $833.38 after rising a 1.56%.
  • The stock is configuring an uptrend pattern since last March, when it bottomed at $682.40. Up to date, shares made a 22.12% profit since the beginning of this rally

Should I buy Intuitive Surgical stock?

All successful traders recommend adhering to a trading strategy and not make decisions based on subjective opinions, rumors or feelings. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best moment to buy them. At, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best

Is $ISRG stock a buy?

In the current situation of Intuitive Surgical there is just one buy setup eligible:

Uptrend buy setup

Intuitive Surgical stock continues to trend higher since last March and has marked a gorgeous 22.12% gain. Price marked a local bottom in this uptrend at $804.27 last Wednesday, and since then it bounced up a 3.62%. Breaking out above $893.79 - it's last top - will be a good entry point if Intuitive Surgical resumes the uptrend. If you decide to enter this trade, the suggested stop loss is at $804.41

Buy setupBuy pointStop lossRisk
Uptrend buy setup$893.79$804.4110.00%

Should I sell Intuitive Surgical stock?

When you are a novel trader and you own a stock with some profit, it's really hard to decide the best moment to sell and get your benefits. Similarly to when we have to buy shares, choosing when is appropiate to sell is not a haphazard decision, and we must follow our own trading strategy. When selling, as well as buying, detailed strategies are very simple to use but are only applicable for selling stocks in your porfolio, not for shorting Intuitive Surgical stock

As a rule of thumb, you should never keep an operation that shows a higher than expected losses upon the buy. The timing to sell shares must always be determined by the stop-loss (automatic or manual)

Is it time to sell Intuitive Surgical stock?

Currently, Intuitive Surgical stock doesn't match any of our preferred sell setups, so if you own Intuitive Surgical shares and your operation is in profit probably is not time to sell now

Intuitive Surgical ratings

In the last 30 days, 15 ratings were published for Intuitive Surgical

Intuitive Surgical analysts' ratings - Last 30 days
Brokerage firmRating
Apr 21st, 2021
Citigroup Neutral
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft Neutral
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Buy
Morgan Stanley
Piper Sandler Neutral
Robert W. Baird NeutralBuy
SVB Leerink
Wells Fargo & Company Buy
Apr 27th, 2021
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft Neutral
Morgan Stanley
Piper Sandler Neutral
Robert W. Baird NeutralBuy
SVB Leerink

Intuitive Surgical stock analysis

Since last March, Intuitive Surgical has been printing an uptrend that so far marked a gorgeous 22.12%. The chart shows rising peaks and troughs, and along the way gave very few buying opportunities for those who wanted to enter. Latest pullback was last Wednesday, when price bounced at $804.27. Now, it swings in a consolidation between its last top ($893.79) and its last bottom ($804.27)

SMAs overview

ISRG stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

The current resistances are:

  • R1: $893.79 (7.25% above)
  • The current supports are:

  • S1: $826.81 (-0.79% below)
  • S2: $812.79 (-2.47% below)
  • S3: $804.27 (-3.49% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    ISRG stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    The RSI dropped below the overbought level of 70 in late April after just crossing to the overbough zone for a single day (weak signal). The RSI value last Friday was 52.62. Intuitive Surgical shares collapsed a 4.81% since that level was lost

    ISRG stock RSI chart

    Intuitive Surgical stock price history

    Intuitive Surgical went public on Jun 16th, 2000 priced at $6.04 per share1. Since then, ISRG stock surged by 13,697.68%, with an average of 684.88% per year. An investment of $1,000USD on Jun 2000 would be valued $137,976.82 today.

    1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits

    ISRG stock price history chart

    Price target for Intuitive Surgical stock

    Nobody can predict how much a share will be priced tomorrow. However, many stock price predictions are posted every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts.

    Along with buy or sell recommendations, financial institutions publish their price target based on the stock price action and the company fundamental data. Most of these predictions follow the publication of new fundamental data by the company, and many times. If you are a small trader you don't have to invest based on these price targets.

    There are 13 price predictions released for Intuitive Surgical that average $872.38. That is a 4.68% than the last price ($833.38).

    Intuitive Surgical stock price predictions
    Brokerage firmPrice target
    Apr 21st, 2021
    Citigroup $862.00$939.00
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft $690.00$825.00
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. $840.00$900.00
    Morgan Stanley $780.00$855.00
    Oppenheimer Not available
    Piper Sandler $735.00$840.00
    Robert W. Baird $825.00$925.00
    SVB Leerink $825.00$860.00
    Wells Fargo & Company $879.00$892.00
    Apr 27th, 2021
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft $690.00$825.00
    Morgan Stanley $780.00$855.00
    Oppenheimer Not available
    Piper Sandler $735.00$840.00
    Robert W. Baird $825.00$925.00
    SVB Leerink $825.00$860.00

    Earnings and financials

    Intuitive Surgical, Inc. ($ISRG) reported earnings of $3.52 per share in mid-April, strongly improving the Market consensus estimate of $2.63 per share. This Q1 report represents an earnings surprise of 33.84%. Company's sales resulted of $1.3 billion versus $1.1 billion estimated by market consensus.

    Same quarter last year, reported EPS was $2.69, so recently reported EPS is a gain of 30.86%. Revenue exploded a 17.52% on an annualized basis in the , from $11.0B to $12.9B last quarter.

    ISRG ($ISRG) is releasing quarterly financial report next July. Expected for this quarter is $3.05, compared to $3.52 that was reported for Q1.

    Intuitive Surgical performance

    ISRG performance compared
    Intuitive Surgical ($ISRG) 3.20% 2.90% 12.00%

    The opinions written in this post are personal and not recommendations for you to buy or sell stocks. The author of this text does not have an understanding of the particular circumstances of the reader, his or her financial statements or his or her own best interests at any given time. All users should speak with their financial advisor before buying or selling any securities Comments are published for learning motives only

    ISRG summary

    Friday, May 14th, 2021
    Day range$821.51 - $839.44
    Previous close$820.59
    Session gain1.56%
    Average true range$23.49
    50d mov avg$782.57
    100d mov avg$779.98
    200d mov avg$748.92
    Earnings dateJuly 20th, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is Intuitive Surgical stock symbol?

    Intuitive Surgical, Inc. is a public company trading in the US stock market with the ISRG symbol

    Is Intuitive Surgical stock a buy or sell?

    Intuitive Surgical received 15 ratings in the last 30 days: 4 bullish, 0 bearish and 5 neutral.

    Will ISRG go up?

    Intuitive Surgical had different price forecasts posted by market analysts in the last 4 weeks setting the target price to $872.38. That is a 4.68% than the current price ($833.38).