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  • splaintome splaintome Dec 29, 2011 1:25 PM Flag


    >>A 40 p/e on a medical device maker is more than triple the industry

    It doesn't matter one iota about the "industry average". Of those stocks that you just listed which has a monopoly?

    Want to compare one monopoly to another? Try comparing ISRG to CSGP (Costar Group) which is basically the multiple listing service for commercial real estate. As a public company, CSGP has been around longer than ISRG and has historically maintained a high PE. CSGP's current PE is 114 - almost 3x higher than that of ISRG...

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