Friday, July 19, 2013

Investopedia: Intuitive Surgical Burning Up On Re-Entry

Surgical robotics leader Intuitive Surgical (Nasdaq:ISRG) consistently posted exceptionally strong growth for a long period of time, gaining an out-of-this world valuation from the Street in the process. Now investors having to re-learn a familiar med-tech lesson all over again – if something looks to good to continue, it probably won't. Although I'm still bullish on the underlying thesis that Intuitive Surgical will continue to see growing adoption and procedure counts, investors are seeing a harsh reassessment of the company's growth prospects and the “fair” price to pay for those prospects. I believe that Intuitive Surgical shares are too cheap at these levels, but investors considering the stock ought to remember that the bias of the Street will likely be against the shares for a couple of quarters.

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