It seems like something out of a sci-fi movie. You're lying on the operating table when you realize that a robot is the one slicing you open. OK, so technically Intuitive Surgical's
Sound crazy? It might, but hospitals are snapping up the arms that make their operating rooms more productive and less fatiguing.
Now, Intuitive Surgical has been a big winner for the Rule Breakers newsletter. The stock has soared roughly 360% higher since it was originally singled out two years ago. It's not the only sci-fi pick in the newsletter's recommended list. iRobot
But Intuitive Surgical has been the big winner. It doesn't hurt that it has blown past Wall Street expectations for 19 quarters in a row. That's great, but what about the future? Is the prognosis positive or negative?
Not all Fools agree. Billy Fisher is bullish on the company. Charly Travers is up for the challenge of playing the bearish devil's advocate. If you could rig up a pair of da Vinci robots to arm wrestle, this is probably what it would look like.
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