Typically a preannouncement means an earnings miss. Intuitive had already announced last quarter by this time, so they may be hitting earnings. I hope so. I think the word is not out yet on the pros and cons of robotic surgery and when to use it so their is value there. They are still selling units in the deep south and tweeked robots to current customers (single site), although I've seen some southern newspapers starting to catch on. Hope for a post earnings bump to 450 and then short. Then the continued demystification of the robot (waldo) by scientific studies and print media will do all the work.
Our new logical friend, can you close your eye lids and vision back th when your great grandparents were told by a young doctor that he needed to take an X RAY? And they had read or heard about the possible horrors of having X RAYS penetrate their bodies??????????????
The worlk of the DEVIL etc etc
In my great grandparents day they had x-ray machines in shoe stores so you could see how the shoes matched the bones in your feet. That turned out to be a dangerous over application of a new technology because of the radiation levels. Your comparison to the over application of robotic surgery to beneign hysterectomies is perfect.