MA Rating Watch on Shares of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG): Rating at Strong Buy

Active investors are constantly faced with tough decisions when managing their own stock portfolios. Deciding when to sell a certain stock may be just as vital as choosing which stocks to buy in the first place. There are bound to be extremes on both sides when analyzing buy and sell decisions. Maybe a well researched stock hasn’t seen the gains that were expected at the outset. When emotions take over, the investor may not be able to part with the stock. They may hold on to the equity with the hopes that someday it will bounce back. Of course this may happen eventually, but the situation could also worsen and the stock may keep losing. The same decisions sometimes have to be made when dealing with a winning stock. After a big run, the investor may have to decide whether to take the profits or hold off to see if the stock will continue to push upwards. These are no easy decisions for the individual investor. Being able to make the proper portfolio moves may take some time to master, but it may end up being highly important for continued, long-term success. 

Taking a look at the Donchian Channels indicator on shares of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG), we note that the 20 day lower band is 486.64. The 20 day upper band is 538.5444. This indicator was created by Richard Donchian, and traders follow these channels to help identify potential trading signals.

There are a number of different pivot points that traders can use when conducting stock analysis. Pivot points can be useful for traders looking to establish trading entry and exit points. Focusing on some popular one month pivots, we see that the Woodie pivot is currently at 514.945. The Woodie support 1 pivot is 501.89, and the Woodie resistance 1 pivot is 543.25. The Camarilla one month pivot is presently 513.12. The one month Classic pivot is 513.12 and the Classic resistance 1 is 539.6 while the Classic support 1 pivot is measured at 498.24.

Traders will take note of the 20 day Chaikin Money Flow indicator that is now at 0.094973326 for Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). The value of this indicator will fluctuate between 1 and -1. Traders may be watching when the CMF crosses zero. This cross might point to a bullish or bearish price reversal depending on which way it is moving crossing the zero line.

Technical traders have many tools at their disposal when conducting stock research. One of those tools is the Exponential Moving Average or EMA. The EMA is similar to the simple moving average, but more weight is put on the newest data. Let’s look at some different EMA levels:

10 day Exponential Moving Average: 519.4606
20 day Exponential Moving Average: 517.1927
30 day Exponential Moving Average: 514.6239
50 day Exponential Moving Average: 509.9243
100 day Exponential Moving Average: 506.58496
200 day Exponential Moving Average: 506.773

Tracking some stock ratings, we can see that the stock’s Moving Average Rating is currently pointing to a “Strong Buy”. Traders may be monitoring many different indicators in order to get a grasp of where the stock may be moving in the near future. Taking a look at the Oscillators rating, we note that the reading is pointing to a “Neutral”.

Following trading action on shares of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG), we see that the stock has moved 1.12 since the opening price of 521.85. So far, the stock has reached a high of 523.8 and dipped to a low of 520.38. The consensus rating on the stock is currently Buy, and today’s volume has been measured around 112112.

The Awesome Oscillator reading is currently 4.2594013. Technical traders will watch the AO especially when it crosses above or below the zero line. A move above the line may signal a bullish scenario. A move below the zero line may indicate a bearish selling opportunity. The AO may prove to be a valuable tool for many momentum traders.

It is no secret that most investors have the best of intentions when diving into the equity markets. Making sound, informed decisions can help the investor make the most progress when dealing with the markets. Often times, investors may think they have everything in order, but they still come out on the losing end. Investors may need to figure out ways to keep emotion out of stock picking. Sometimes trading on emotions can lead to poor results. Making hasty decisions and not paying attention to the correct data can lead to poor performing portfolios in the long-term.

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