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3 Reasons to Buy Intuitive Surgical

Robotic surgical systems maker Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG  ) hasn't had a great 2013. The stock is down 25% year to date with multiple problems plaguing the company.

In the video below, though, Fool analyst Max Macaluso talks with contributor Keith Speights about three reasons for investors to still consider Intuitive. Max and Keith discuss the problems facing the company and its da Vinci surgical system. Hospitals have been hesitant to spend large amounts as they face several financial challenges. Some have alleged that da Vinci has safety issues while others have said the system isn't cost-effective.

Despite these headwinds, Intuitive Surgical could be a compelling investing alternative. Click on the video to learn why this once high-flying stock could take flight yet again.

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  • Report this Comment On October 04, 2013, at 12:15 PM, brow0905 wrote:

    I've owned ISRG for 5 yrs. I'm up big but not nearly as big as I was several months back. That said if we really are fools and long term investors than we should shrug off short term headwinds and look to long term opportunity. I agree wholeheartedly that ISRG is well positioned for the future and as one of my largest holdings I'll add to it if it continues to slide.

    Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful...

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