2. As of noon trading, Intuitive Surgical ( ISRG) is up $8.04 (1.63) to $499.90 on light volume Thus far, 128,221 shares of Intuitive Surgical exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 498,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $495.35-$500.42 after having opened the day at $497.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $491.86.

Intuitive Surgical, Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets da Vinci surgical systems, and related instruments and accessories. Intuitive Surgical has a market cap of $19.7 billion and is part of the health care sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 28.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 0.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate Intuitive Surgical a buy, 1 analyst rates 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, notable return on equity, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. 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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