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Intuitive Surgical

(

ISRG

) pushed the Health Services industry higher today making it today's featured health services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.9%. By the end of trading, Intuitive Surgical rose $5.66 (1.4%) to $415.20 on average volume. Throughout the day, 611,592 shares of Intuitive Surgical exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 502,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $405.02-$419.56 after having opened the day at $405.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $409.54. Other companies within the Health Services industry that increased today were:

Organovo Holdings

(

ONVO

), up 10.2%,

RadNet

(

RDNT

), up 9.9%,

Natus Medical

(

BABY

TheStreet Recommends

), up 7.3% and

Derma

(

DSCI

), up 6.2%.

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets da Vinci surgical systems, and related instruments and accessories. Intuitive Surgical has a market cap of $15.6 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 6.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Intuitive Surgical a buy, 4 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Intuitive Surgical

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself.

On the negative front,

TearLab Corpoartion

(

TEAR

), down 14.1%,

BG Medicine

(

BGMD

), down 11.5%,

Uroplasty

(

UPI

), down 6.8% and

ZELTIQ Aesthetics

(

ZLTQ

), down 6.4% , were all laggards within the health services industry with

Medtronic

(

MDT

) being today's health services industry laggard.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the health services industry could consider

Health Care Select Sector SPDR

(

XLV

) while those bearish on the health services industry could consider

ProShares Ultra Short Health Care

(

RXD

).

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