Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Intuitive Surgical (Nasdaq: ISRG) is trading at unusually high volume Friday with 881,213 shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up $43.29 (+8.5%) at $553.18 as of 1:41 p.m. ET.
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Intuitive Surgical has a market cap of $23.01 billion and is part of the health care sector and health services industry. Shares are up 17% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Intuitive Surgical, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets da Vinci surgical systems, and related instruments and accessories. The company has a P/E ratio of 35.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. TheStreet Ratings rates Intuitive Surgical as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. 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. You can view the full Intuitive Surgical Ratings Report. See all heavy volume stocks in our stocks moving on unusual volume list or get investment ideas from our investment research center. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE.