Intuitive Surgical, Inc. ($ISRG) Target: $490 Confident Investor Rating: Good

Several times a year, a Confident Investor must reevaluate the companies in the portfolio. Keeping your money in a stock that no longer qualifies as a “Good” company can end up hurting your investment performance a great deal.  Also, there are a lot of Good Companies so losing the worst of the best is not going to impact the ability to have a balanced portfolio.  Over the coming days, this site will evaluate each stock on the Watch List.


Company name Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
Stock ticker ISRG
Live stock price [stckqut]ISRG[/stckqut]
P/E compared to competitors Fair
Employee productivity Good
Sales growth Good
EPS growth Good
P/E growth Poor
EBIT growth Good
Confident Investor Rating Good
Target stock price (TWCA growth scenario) $522.79
Target stock price (averages with growth) $748.86
Target stock price (averages with no growth) $526.87
Target stock price (manual assumptions) $491.12

The following company description is from Google Finance:
Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (Intuitive Surgical) designs, manufactures and market da Vinci Surgical Systems, which are advanced surgical systems.The Company’s principal products include three models of da Vinci Surgical System: da Vinci Si Surgical System, da Vinci S Surgical System and standard da Vinci Surgical System, along with a variety of EndoWrist instruments and accessories. The da Vinci Surgical System is used to perform surgery across multiple surgical specialties, including urology, gynecology, cardiothoracic surgery, transoral surgery, and general surgery. As of December 31, 2010, the Company had an installed base of 1,752 da Vinci Surgical Systems. During the year ended December 31, 2010, the Company introduced da Vinci Si-e systems and da Vinci Si Surgical System. During 2010, it sold nine da Vinci Si-e systems. The da Vinci Surgical System consists of a surgeon?s console, or consoles, a patient-side cart and vision system.


Confident Investor comments: At this price and at this time, I think that a Confident Investor can confidently invest in this stock.

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