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Why Intuitive Surgical Is Ready to Rebound

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, surgical-robot specialist Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG  ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Intuitive Surgical and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Intuitive Surgical facts

Headquarters (founded)

Sunnyvale, Calif. (1995)

Market Cap

$20.1 billion


Health care equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.2 billion


CEO Gary Guthart (since 2010)
CFO Marshall Mohr (since 2006)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$1.3 billion / $0



Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 4,450 members who have rated Intuitive Surgical believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, CommonScents, succinctly summed up the Micron bull case for our community:

The sell-off due to Dr. James Breeden's statement is an over-reaction. The benefits of the da Vinci machine have been heavily scrutinized and doctors continue to increase its utilization. No, it is not the best or only option for every single procedure, but it is clearly an innovative device that benefits patients as well as hospitals and doctors. ... [Intuitive] could easily double in the next 5-8 years.

Recently, some investors have questioned Intuitive Surgical's future. However, Intuitive Surgical expert Karl Thiel believes a visible path to long-term growth persists. Will Intuitive capitalize, or be crushed by unforeseen pitfalls? His report highlights all of the key opportunities and risks facing the company -- and includes a full year of ongoing updates as key new hits -- so be sure to claim your copy by clicking here now.

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