Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5

Intuitive Surgical makes and maintains the da Vinci robotic device, an advanced surgical system that lets surgeons perform minimally invasive surgery.

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ROEoutshinesGOLD (99.80)
Submitted August 02, 2017

"The key to investing is not assessing how much an industry is going to affect society, or how much it will grow, but rather determining the competitive advantage of any given company and, above all, the durability of that advantage." -- Warren… More

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Submitted January 20, 2016

Overbought! Earnings on Thur ( 1/22) after the close won't matter; present distressed market and biot sector is diss-ing both good and bad earnings and in any case positive news is baked in to the price in last few weeks so expect them to sell the… More

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Member Avatar ROEoutshinesGOLD (99.80) Submitted: 8/1/2017 11:10:34 PM : Outperform Start Price: $623.81 ISRG Score: +50.24

"The key to investing is not assessing how much an industry is going to affect society, or how much it will grow, but rather determining the competitive advantage of any given company and, above all, the durability of that advantage."
-- Warren Buffett.

Pitch written by Sean Williams:

"What makes this company [ISRG] so great is its razor-and-blades business model. Those who have only a passing familiarity with the company probably assume that sales of its da Vinci surgical systems generate most of its revenue and profits -- but they'd be wrong. Though these machines cost around $1.5 million each, they're actually quite low margin for Intuitive Surgical."

"Its real money is made by supplying the instrumentation and disposable supplies for each procedure, and in servicing the da Vinci hardware every so often. Since the training required to use the da Vinci system is complex, and the cost of its surgical systems so high, once a hospital buys one, it's unlikely to switch to competitor's platform. In other words, Intuitive Surgical is able to lock in its customers for the long term, and keep profiting by providing high-margin instruments and services long after the initial sale. Thus, the larger the company's installed base, presumably the higher its margins should head."

"How far ahead is Intuitive Surgical? According to the company's first-quarter investor presentation, 3,919 da Vinci Surgical Systems were installed worldwide as of Dec. 31, 2016. You could add up all of its competitors' installed bases, and the total wouldn't even be close to that figure. It takes time and money to build the type of rapport with hospitals that Intuitive Surgical has developed, and that's not easily replicable."

"The company is also constantly innovating. A little over two weeks ago, the Food and Drug Administration approved the next version of its da Vinci system, which isn't as pricey as its other systems and could have significant appeal in overseas markets. Not to mention, Intuitive Surgical's marketing team is doing a great job in pushing physicians to use its robotic devices in more general soft-tissue surgeries."

"Opportunities abound domestically and internationally for Intuitive Surgical, and it has its massive business advantages to thank for it."

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Member Avatar XMFish (53.79) Submitted: 6/24/2017 10:30:00 AM : Outperform Start Price: $952.36 ISRG Score: +3.60

ze davinci!!!

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Member Avatar Crosenfield (55.81) Submitted: 6/5/2017 10:57:06 AM : Outperform Start Price: $924.10 ISRG Score: +6.79

It is the leader in a growing field.

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lousyfool (96.20) Score: +965.12

The Score Leader is the player with the highest score across all their picks in ISRG.

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This player feels very strongly about this pick and has marked it a Top Pick. Top Picks do not affect a player’s score. scofy 67.62 1/11/2007 1/12/2012 Outperform 3Y $86.80 +1,032.14% +82.14% +950.00 0 Comment
wangtg < 20 1/11/2007 Outperform NS $86.80 +1,032.14% +82.14% +950.00 0 Comment
captaingee 90.88 1/11/2007 Outperform NS $86.80 +1,032.14% +82.14% +950.00 0 Comment
screach 92.56 1/10/2007 Outperform 3Y $87.70 +1,020.52% +83.82% +936.70 1 Comment
RamusNee 57.14 1/10/2007 Outperform 5Y $87.90 +1,017.97% +83.48% +934.50 0 Comment
kingp1221 76.03 1/11/2007 Outperform 5Y $89.05 +1,003.54% +80.28% +923.26 0 Comment
nikomartino 67.74 1/10/2007 Outperform 5Y $89.00 +1,004.16% +83.41% +920.75 0 Comment
MikeSu007 89.94 1/11/2007 Outperform 5Y $91.02 +979.65% +80.28% +899.37 0 Comment
This player feels very strongly about this pick and has marked it a Top Pick. Top Picks do not affect a player’s score. chuckbreaux 89.07 1/9/2007 12/26/2016 Outperform 3Y $91.04 +979.42% +82.57% +896.84 4 Comments
macster07 < 20 1/9/2007 Outperform 1Y $91.04 +979.42% +82.57% +896.84 1 Comment

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TrackJimCramer 84.78 6/7/2017 Outperform 3W $932.00 +5.44% -0.31% +5.75 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 84.78 11/11/2016 Underperform 3W $621.76 +49.90% +12.59% -37.31 6/7/2017 @ $932.00 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 84.78 10/20/2015 Outperform 3W $473.01 +31.45% +6.56% +24.88 11/11/2016 @ $621.76 0 Comment
TrackCanaccord 58.44 7/22/2015 Outperform NS $561.00 +75.17% +15.16% +60.01 0 Comment
TrackStifel 93.48 7/23/2014 Outperform NS $442.48 +122.09% +22.37% +99.72 0 Comment
TrackSterneAgee 85.94 4/9/2014 Underperform NS $441.92 +122.37% +30.87% -91.50 0 Comment
TrackWallachBeth 43.16 4/2/2014 Outperform NS $507.86 +93.50% +28.86% +64.64 0 Comment
tracknorthlandca < 20 10/18/2013 Underperform NS $370.22 +32.43% +12.04% -20.39 10/22/2014 @ $490.27 0 Comment
TrackCanaccord 58.44 3/18/2013 Outperform NS $465.20 -12.03% +7.02% -19.05 7/9/2013 @ $409.22 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 84.78 3/11/2013 Underperform 3W $516.76 -8.47% +30.16% +38.63 10/20/2015 @ $473.01 0 Comment
TrackCantorFitz 30.17 3/1/2013 Outperform NS $553.00 +77.70% +60.77% +16.94 0 Comment
TrackGoldmanSach 71.31 2/22/2013 Outperform NS $573.90 +71.23% +60.70% +10.53 0 Comment
TrackJPMorgan 88.99 10/16/2012 Outperform NS $515.23 +90.73% +67.79% +22.94 0 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 8/6/2012 Outperform 3M $490.80 +0.77% +2.05% -1.28 10/12/2012 @ $494.58 1 Comment
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TrackRaymondJame 92.35 4/25/2012 Outperform NS $566.24 +73.55% +75.19% -1.64 0 Comment
TrackPoisedTo < 20 3/6/2012 Outperform 5Y $510.67 +92.43% +79.46% +12.97 0 Comment
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TrackUltraLong 24.25 1/30/2012 Outperform NS $454.57 +116.18% +85.14% +31.05 1 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 12/19/2011 Outperform 3M $432.19 +4.16% +7.35% -3.18 1/10/2012 @ $450.19 1 Comment
TrackJimCramer 84.78 4/7/2011 Outperform 3W $372.08 +38.88% +17.03% +21.85 3/11/2013 @ $516.76 0 Comment
TrackCollinsStew 77.53 3/10/2011 Outperform NS $327.28 +200.26% +85.42% +114.84 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 84.78 11/2/2010 Underperform 3W $266.26 +39.74% +11.59% -28.15 4/8/2011 @ $372.08 0 Comment
TrackGoldmanSach 71.31 9/28/2010 Underperform 5Y $290.30 +36.72% +14.95% -21.77 7/28/2011 @ $396.90 1 Comment
TrackJMP 84.52 9/17/2010 Outperform NS $294.02 +234.23% +115.78% +118.46 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 84.78 9/17/2010 Outperform 3W $295.77 -9.98% +6.21% -16.19 11/3/2010 @ $266.26 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 84.78 8/26/2010 Underperform 3M $267.96 +10.38% +6.90% -3.48 9/17/2010 @ $295.77 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 84.78 5/12/2010 Outperform 3W $354.50 -24.41% -10.40% -14.01 8/27/2010 @ $267.96 0 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 3/18/2010 Outperform 3M $353.59 -16.20% +10.67% -26.86 1/18/2011 @ $296.32 1 Comment
trackbrigantine 75.89 3/4/2010 Underperform NS $358.36 -11.99% -3.86% +8.13 5/21/2010 @ $315.41 0 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 10/21/2009 Outperform 3M $252.31 +21.26% +3.96% +17.29 12/30/2009 @ $305.94 1 Comment
TrackDodgeCox 97.13 9/30/2009 Outperform NS $262.25 +274.72% +137.03% +137.69 0 Comment
TrackBobOlstein < 20 8/12/2009 Outperform 1Y $225.50 +34.56% +9.75% +24.81 12/31/2009 @ $303.43 2 Comments
TrackBreanMurray 77.77 7/23/2009 Outperform NS $198.94 +66.88% +15.51% +51.37 6/14/2010 @ $332.00 0 Comment
TrackPatDorsey < 20 7/17/2009 Outperform 5Y $155.54 +240.49% +46.78% +193.72 11/9/2012 @ $529.60 0 Comment
TrackNeedham 91.38 6/2/2009 Outperform NS $152.73 +120.54% +40.75% +79.78 3/31/2011 @ $336.83 0 Comment
TrackLazardCapit 78.88 4/14/2009 Outperform NS $117.00 +739.91% +188.64% +551.27 0 Comment
TrackBarrington 90.53 2/18/2009 Outperform NS $106.27 +108.05% +23.43% +84.62 7/28/2009 @ $221.10 0 Comment
TrackBreanMurray 77.77 1/8/2009 Underperform NS $102.76 +13.73% -3.73% -17.46 4/17/2009 @ $116.87 0 Comment
TrackLeerinkSwan 98.18 6/23/2008 Outperform NS $286.98 -67.25% -38.06% -29.19 4/7/2009 @ $94.00 0 Comment
TrackWMBlair 75.92 6/11/2008 Outperform NS $273.98 +258.68% +84.60% +174.07 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 84.78 4/21/2008 Underperform 3W $291.48 +21.62% -15.23% -36.85 5/12/2010 @ $354.50 0 Comment
TrackJMP 84.52 4/10/2008 Outperform NS $342.84 -59.00% -37.14% -21.86 4/28/2009 @ $140.56 0 Comment
TrackLazardCapit 78.88 4/10/2008 Outperform NS $342.84 -70.68% -33.27% -37.41 1/8/2009 @ $100.51 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 84.78 2/4/2008 Outperform 3W $307.50 -5.21% +0.53% -5.74 4/21/2008 @ $291.48 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 84.78 1/9/2008 Underperform 3W $263.64 +16.64% -1.82% -18.45 2/5/2008 @ $307.50 0 Comment
TrackJohnKeeley < 20 12/31/2007 Outperform NS $323.00 +0.42% -10.19% +10.61 3/31/2008 @ $324.35 1 Comment
TrackDodgeCox 97.13 12/31/2007 Outperform NS $323.00 -66.76% -43.25% -23.50 2/5/2009 @ $107.38 2 Comments
TrackDeutscheSec 88.11 10/19/2007 Outperform NS $273.88 +258.81% +67.92% +190.89 0 Comment
TrackEveillard 95.96 9/30/2007 Outperform NS $230.00 +41.02% -13.94% +54.96 3/31/2008 @ $324.35 1 Comment
TrackRonBaron 76.90 9/30/2007 Outperform NS $230.00 +327.26% +66.79% +260.47 1 Comment
TrackBearStearns < 20 7/20/2007 Outperform NS $175.58 +211.24% -10.86% +222.10 4/17/2012 @ $546.47 0 Comment
TrackOppenheimer 62.71 6/4/2007 Outperform NS $140.82 +597.84% +67.25% +530.59 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 84.78 2/1/2007 Outperform 3W $99.32 +165.45% -2.93% +168.38 1/10/2008 @ $263.64 0 Comment
TrackCowenandCo 87.65 11/27/2006 Outperform NS $100.61 +876.74% +83.89% +792.85 0 Comment
TrackHSBC 21.31 10/6/2006 Outperform NS $108.10 +809.07% +91.16% +717.91 0 Comment
TrackWellsFargo 91.53 9/18/2006 Outperform NS $101.61 +181.47% +8.14% +173.33 1/8/2008 @ $286.00 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 84.78 3/23/2006 Underperform 3W $109.04 -8.91% +11.30% +20.22 2/2/2007 @ $99.32 0 Comment

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