Since it was first recommended as a Motley Fool Rule Breakers pick in April 2005, shares of Intuitive Surgical
The company, which makes robotic surgical equipment, reported an 84% increase in operating income on a 61% rise in revenue versus its 2006 Q2 results. The scorching growth in revenue was fueled by escalating demand for its da Vinci robotic surgical system. An added plus for shareholders was the fact that all three of Intuitive's business segments experienced revenue growth of more than 50% compared to the year-ago quarter.
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And for Fools who have been shirking their household chores, iRobot's Scooba 380 is a floor-washing robot that can wash 850 square feet on a single charge. There is no question, though, that shareholders of Intuitive Surgical were the ones mopping up today.
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