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10 Best-Performing S&P 500 Stocks of 2011

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9. Wynn Resorts (WYNN)

Company Profile: Run by Steve Wynn, Wynn Resorts is the owner of the casino resorts Wynn Las Vegas, Encore at Wynn Las Vegas and Wynn Macau.

2011 Total Return: 33%

Current Share Price: $137.19 (Aug. 25)

Wynn continues to benefit from strength in Macau, with revenue in the Chinese gambling hub growing 37% in the second quarter. However, Vegas was also a driver of earnings in the second quarter, as revenue climbed 23%. Shares hit a 52-week high of $173 in July shortly after Wynn reported the results.

Analysts expect that shares will reverse the recent pullback, with the average price target of $165 representing upside potential of 17%. Ten research firms have "buy" ratings on Wynn, including Jefferies, while another 17 have a "hold" rating on the stock.

8. Intuitive Surgical (ISRG)

Company Profile: Intuitive Surgical designs, manufactures and markets its da Vinci robotic surgical systems, EndoWrist instruments, and surgical accessories.

2011 Total Return: 34.5%

Current Share Price: $346.87 (Aug. 25)

Shares of Intuitive Surgical briefly topped $400 in July after the company posted second-quarter financial results. The company posted earnings of $2.91 a share on revenue of $426 million, which both topped analysts' expectations. The report was strong enough to push Goldman Sachs analysts to upgrade the stock the next day to "neutral" from "sell."

Another 11 analysts rate the stock "hold," according to a Bloomberg survey, while the remaining eight say investors should buy the stock. The average price target of $407.73 means analysts expect the stock to rise another 17.5% from current levels.

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