2. As of noon trading, Intuitive Surgical ( ISRG) is down $9.95 (-1.7%) to $573.72 on light volume Thus far, 117,774 shares of Intuitive Surgical exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 429,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $573.72-$580.90 after having opened the day at $578.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $583.67.

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets da Vinci surgical systems for various surgical procedures, including urologic, gynecologic, cardiothoracic, general, and head and neck surgeries. Intuitive Surgical has a market cap of $22.8 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Intuitive Surgical a buy, no 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 robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. Get the full Intuitive Surgical Ratings Report now.

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