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  • chinagxyulin chinagxyulin Apr 17, 2012 10:04 AM Flag

    which way ISRG goes tomorrow?


    with all those analysts out pumping hard. very hard to say.

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    • It seems that any positive outcome has already been priced in. ISRG has increased 50% already YoY and 18% YTD. I'm afraid any surprise, if any, will be a risk to the downside.

      I for one have already sold my position a few days ago. I generally don't hold any positions going into earnings reports because of the crazy volatility involved with the day traders that descend and such. I will look to jump back in after the report, though, of course that depends on the report itself.

    • fish_discover_water_last fish_discover_water_last Apr 17, 2012 10:21 AM Flag

      Will probably come down to whether they boost the top end of their guidance or just narrow the range. I think they are currently guiding revs at 17% to 19% for the full year with q1 typically being the weakest. I Expect YOY EPS growth for Q1 to be better than that. Perhaps a lot better.

      Any unexpected announcements (new model, progress in China, etc) could also be a catalyst for further appreciation. Japan reimbursement is partially priced in but if they have positive comments re:Japan, we could still get a bump. More likely they will give their usual conservative comments re:Japan

      If there is no raise in guidance and no other news we will probably retrace some from these levels but reach new highs by the time they report Q4

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