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 and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Intuitive facts

Headquarters (founded)

Sunnyvale, Calif. (1995)

Market Cap

$20.1 billion

Industry

Healthcare equipment

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$2.3 billion

Management

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

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

20.6%

Cash/Debt

$1.4 billion / $0

Competitors

Accuray
Medtronic

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 4,457 members who have rated Intuitive believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.   

Just last month, one of those Fools, keithelane, tapped Intuitive as a particularly attractive bargain opportunity:

Recent bad press/fears seem to be overblown and are knocking the stock price down. This is still a great company in an absolutely dominant position with no real competition on the radar screen for AT LEAST several more years. Fantastic expected growth over the next several years and the value gets better and better as the P/E has dropped. May be up and down, but long term I really like the pick.

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