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

Intuitive facts

Headquarters (founded) Sunnyvale, Calif. (1995)
Market Cap $20.2 billion
Industry Health-care equipment
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $1.8 billion
Management CEO Gary Guthart (since 2010)
CFO Marshall Mohr (since 2006)
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years) 19.7%
Cash/Debt $1.0 billion / $0
Competitors Accuray
Curexo Technology

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

On CAPS, 95% of the 4,177 members who have rated Intuitive believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

A couple of months ago, one of those members, TMFMT (fellow Fool Matt Thalman), tapped Intuitive as a great way to go for growth:

Robotic Medical Devices. With generations of gamers now getting older, this was bound to happen. The buy-in from the public should be smooth and the benefits are great. Being operated on by the best doctors from all around the world is priceless and they can still be all around the world while performing the surgery.

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