BTIG Releases a Hold Rating on Intuitive Surgical

By Jason Carr

BTIG analyst Sean Lavin reiterated a Hold rating on Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG) yesterday. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $807.70.

According to, Lavin is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 9.6% and a 59.2% success rate. Lavin covers the Healthcare sector, focusing on stocks such as Tactile Systems Technology, Trivascular Technologies, and Obalon Therapeutics Inc.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Intuitive Surgical is Moderate Buy and the average price target is $813.70, representing a 0.7% upside.

In a report issued on April 17, RBC Capital also maintained a Hold rating on the stock.

Intuitive Surgical’s market cap is currently $29.67B and has a P/E ratio of 40.75. The company has a book value ratio of 5.4240.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 65 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. Last month, Lonnie Smith, a Director at ISRG sold 35 shares for a total of $25,767.

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Intuitive Surgical, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of da Vinci Surgical Systems, and related instruments and accessories for invasive surgery. The company was founded by Frederic H. Moll, John Gordon Freund, and Robert G. Younge in November 1995 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.