Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, robotic medical device maker Hansen Medical (NASDAQ:HNSN) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Hansen facts

Headquarters (founded)

Mountain View, Calif. (2002)

Market Cap

$139.4 million


Health-Care Equipment

TTM Revenue

$31.1 million


Co-Founder/CEO Dr. Frederic Moll
Co-Founder/Chief Technical Officer Robert Younge

TTM Revenue Growth


Cash and Short-term Investments / Debt

$29.3 million / $12.5 million


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Sources: Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's, and Motley Fool CAPS. TTM = trailing 12 months.

Over on CAPS, 496 of the 519 members who have rated Hansen -- 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include rockfishcc8 and fburks.

Two weeks ago, rockfishcc8 urged our community to hang on to Hansen: "They had a bad last quarter, but almost everyone did. Look for Hansen to clean up all debt and get a huge push from the health care plan."

In a pitch from late last year, fburks expands on the stock's "Intuitive" nature:

This is a company started by [Intuitive Surgical] founder Fred Moll and the robotic catheter system is currently being used for endovascular procedures. This is a growth industry, but the more exciting prospect is the newer applications of this technology in other fields. A recent article in Urology highlighted an animal study using the robotic catheter system in the ureter for treatment of kidney stones and other conditions. … Intuitive's robotic system got a slow start in vascular and heart procedures, but took off once it was applied in the field of urology. I would expect the same to happen to [Hansen's] robotic system.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Intuitive Surgical, Suntech, and Focus Media are Motley Fool Rule Breakers picks, while Hansen Medical is a former pick. Apple is a selection of Stock Advisor. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.