Y, if Greensnot & others say ISRG is DOOMED, does ISRG keep hiring?? HHHhhhmmm
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (ISRG) today reported that equity awards approved by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors, which consists entirely of Independent Directors, were made to 26 new employees. Pursuant to NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 5635(c)(4), the equity awards were granted under the Intuitive Surgical, Inc. 2009 Commencement Incentive Plan, which the Board of Directors of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. adopted for the granting of equity awards to new employees
To put this announcement in perspective---26 is one of the lowest hirings in ISRG history. I count one, 23 (Apr 2011) as the lowest since monthly records were made public in Feb 2010. All the uncertainty of Obamacare and lawyers and Mr Green...'s ilk have definitely dampened ISRG expansion in the US.
wWe understnd your point. Now consider this. If there were still not growing interest and demand there would not have the need for the new hires except to replace those who may have left due to vatious reasons.
We do not read or see of a mass exodus of sales people or other employees. The expansion in the US is an Obama/Biden created mess, we agree, and in speaking with pepole in various areas of medicine :you ain't seen nothin' yet". As post Xray machine days or post telephone arrival days, there cannot be any going back to pre-noninvasive surgery or standing over the backyard fence to get the news. Nothing worthwhile EVER comes easy