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Intuitive Surgical, Inc. Message Board

  • henny7985 henny7985 Nov 26, 2013 1:28 PM Flag

    isrg down 10 bucks,wow

    what a pig buy titan

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    • this stock caught my eyes
      every day with its downward
      trend but today it got hit hard
      with a "sell" rating ... ouch ouch

      === Intuitive Surgical gets rated a sell

      Yes, you heard that right. The star stock for medical robots investors got hit with a "sell" rating this morning, when analysts at CRT Capital initiated coverage of Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) -- and said that in their opinion, at least, this $376 stock is worth not a penny more than $305.

      Now here's the scary part: They may be right.

      Consider that after exhibiting heady growth rates (33.5%) over the past five years, Intuitive's earnings growth has slowed dramatically of late. Earnings for the past nine months were up only 5% compared to where Intuitive was at this time last year. Analysts forecast future growth rates of less than 14% annually -- a respectable pace, for sure, but nothing like 33%.

      Meanwhile, at a price tag of 22.6 times earnings, or 20.3 times free cash flow, Intuitive shares still appear to be richly valued for only mid-teens growth. Long story short, either Intuitive's growth rate must accelerate to support its share price, or its share price must fall to a level that the growth rate can support. Long story short, I wouldn't want to be long this stock at this price.

      • 1 Reply to salut_copains
      • nice rebound today
        i like bottom fishing
        stocks on sale at
        52-week low ... but
        short interest spike
        freaking me out

        === The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 11/15/2013 settlement date, which shows a 333,296 share increase in total short interest for Intuitive Surgical Inc (NASD: ISRG), to 2,033,527, an increase of 19.60% since 10/31/2013.

    • Why don't you go play on your TIT board??

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