2. As of noon trading, Intuitive Surgical ( ISRG) is down $3.71 (-0.8%) to $492.16 on heavy volume Thus far, 430,934 shares of Intuitive Surgical exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 500,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $490.21-$512.00 after having opened the day at $510.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $495.87.

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets da Vinci surgical systems, and related instruments and accessories. Intuitive Surgical has a market cap of $19.6 billion and is part of the health services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.4, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Intuitive Surgical a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 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, 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 has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Intuitive Surgical Ratings Report now.

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