ISR : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Intuitive Surgical Inc. (ISRG): New Analyst Report from Zacks ...

    December 18, 2014
    Intuitive Surgical reported better-than-expected third-quarter results, wherein both earnings and revenues beat the Zacks ...
  2. This Cash Generator Has A Solid Yield And 60% Upside

    September 30, 2014
    Most great businesses have one thing in common: cash. Far from simply not hurting for it, they’ve typically got plenty on ...
  3. This 6.5% Yielder Is Poised To Soar... Thanks To Its 'Stealth ...

    September 30, 2014
    As you many of my long-time readers know, my boots-on-the-ground approach to finding the world's best investments has taken ...
  4. Why There's Upside To Silver's Four-Year Lows

    September 26, 2014
    Even as investors were re-embracing stocks in 2010 and 2011, they scored really big gains with one of the hottest commodities ...
  5. 4 Reasons To Love Monthly Dividend Payers

    September 24, 2014
    Recently, I investigated installing solar panels on my roof to reduce my monthly energy bills. The financial calculations ...
  6. 3 Companies To Profit From This Medical Boom

    September 19, 2014
    Global demographic history is being written at this very moment. It’s no secret that the U.S. population nearing senior ...
  7. MedTech's Partial Tax Repeal: Is It Enough? - Industry Outlook

    May 1, 2014
    MedTech's Partial Tax Repeal: Is It Enough? - Industry Outlook
  8. Bear of the Day: Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) - Bear of the Day

    April 28, 2014
    Bear of the Day: Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) - Bear of the Day
  9. While it’s often overlooked, Israel could be one of the best destinations for your portfolio dollar. Its high-tech economy is driving GDP and stock gains. For long term investors, the time to add the nation is now.

    Overlooked Israel Is A Portfolio Growth Engine

    April 9, 2014
    While it’s often overlooked, Israel could be one of the best destinations for your portfolio dollar. Its high-tech economy ...
  10. MedTech Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook

    January 7, 2014
    MedTech Industry Stock Update - Jan 2014 - Industry Outlook
  11. The Best Ways To Profit From Undervalued International Markets ...

    December 11, 2013
    Buying value is an investment philosophy that works. To benefit from a value strategy, investors have to decide on a definition ...
  12. The Street Has Caught Covidien

    August 1, 2013
    Covidien's quality isn't the issue, but Wall Street's love for it may be.
  13. Intuitive Surgical's Miss Looks Systemic And Company-Specific

    July 9, 2013
    A surprising drop in U.S. system placements is going to put Intuitive Surgical in the penalty box.
  14. Market Vectors Launches Israel ETF (ISRA) - ETF News And Commentary

    July 5, 2013
    Investors looking for exposure to Israel now have a choice of two ETFs.
  15. Launch Frenzy: 7 New Funds Enter The Ring

    June 28, 2013
    With a flood of strong economic reports coming in this week, the market saw a much needed uplift in returns. The markets ...
  16. It Gets A Little Harder From Here For Covidien

    April 29, 2013
    Expectations are the bigger issue for Covidien, as underlying growth is still pretty good on a relative basis.
  17. Is Controversy About Robot-Assisted Surgery Showing In Intuitive ...

    April 19, 2013
    Uncertainty about procedure growth may be opening a window in these often-expensive shares
  18. Pharma Is Doing All The Pulling For Johnson & Johnson

    April 17, 2013
    Although JNJ reported decent earnings and has some major new drugs lined up - downside risk is definitely still present.
  19. Intuitive Beats Zacks Estimates - Analyst Blog

    January 23, 2013
    Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) reported fourth quarter and 2012 earnings per share of $4.25 and $15.98, respectively, beating ...
  20. A Look Back At The Year In Medical Technology

    December 28, 2012
    Med-tech had an up-and-down year as product-specific stories did battle with sluggish macro conditions.
  21. Bull Vs. Bear - Slim Chance Of Another Recession

    October 5, 2012
    Key statistics suggest that the economy is a lot stronger than it was in late 2008 when Obama was elected. Another recession ...
  22. Biggest Healthcare Sector Movers, Including ALXN

    August 3, 2012
    On a good day for the market, the Nasdaq has climbed 2.2%, the S&P 500 has increased 2% and the Dow is up 1.8%. The healthcare ...
  23. 6 Increasingly Popular Growth Stocks

    April 21, 2012
    The old saw “Don't fight the tape” is most true when dealing with growth stocks like the ones below, writes Timothy Lutts ...
  24. Obamacare Winners In The Markets

    March 27, 2012
    Those are political issues and two years later, the Supreme Court is now hearing a case regarding the future standing of ...
  25. Best S&P 500 Stocks Of 2011

    January 5, 2012
    The best performing stocks in the S & P 500 in 2011 were concentrated in the energy and health care sectors.
  26. How Intuitive Surgical Justifies Its Lofty Valuation

    December 30, 2011
    Intuitive Surgical "should be" expensive, but here's proof that you get what you pay for.
  27. 2011 - Another Sick Year For Larger Med-Tech

    December 29, 2011
    Larger healthcare companies are still getting sickly returns in the market.
  28. 2011's Highest Performing S&P500 stocks

    December 15, 2011
    Check out 2011's highest-performing S&P 500 stocks.
  29. How to Use Technicals to Trade ETFs

    November 7, 2011
    A couple of health-care growth names are performing well after earnings, says Ken Shreve, who also shares his methodology ...
  30. Stryker Scraping By

    October 24, 2011
    Stryker's growth is modest, but the stock potential is surprising.
  31. Investing In The Overlooked SMid-Cap Space

    July 19, 2011
    Blending the best attributes of both small- and mid-cap stocks, the often-ignored SMid-cap space could be an investing sweet ...
  32. Better Budgets, Better Times For Robots

    July 12, 2011
    With healthier budgets at hospitals, robots are looking better and better.
  33. Tomorrow's Great Dividend Companies

    May 4, 2011
    Though not major dividend companies today, these names could become bigger payers in the future.
  34. Medtronic's Midlife Crisis

    February 24, 2011
    Medtronic lacks growth, but quality is still in place.
  35. Is GE About To Stir Up The Medical Arena?

    October 19, 2010
    If GE is serious about building its healthcare business through acquisitions, several companies could be in line for a bid. ...
  36. 4 Reasons 'Made In The U.S.A.' Wins

    August 24, 2010
    Recent articles about rising Chinese wages and implementing wage-equalization import taxes has me thinking "Made in the U.S.A." ...
  37. 7 Hot Medical Device Ideas

    July 7, 2010
    These seven med-tech stocks are blazing a growth trail through their markets.
  38. Intuitive Surgical - Are Robots To Be Trusted?

    June 1, 2010
    Can Intuitive Surgical produce the growth necessary to validate the stock's lofty perch?
  39. 5 Reasons To Invest In iRobot

    May 21, 2010
    Those who hate vacuuming will love iRobot. The maker of the Roomba keeps beating analyst estimates.
  40. Four Healthcare Stocks On Fire

    November 18, 2009
    Fourth healthcare stocks that have brushed aside any potential adversity that could arise from future legislation for the ...
  41. Four Stocks Seeking A Rebound

    July 17, 2009
    Four stocks coming off of new 52-week lows and looking to bounce back.
  42. Hospital Spending Fears Expose SonoSite

    November 5, 2008
    Small med-tech player SonoSite struggles to stay ahead of frozen hospital budgets and tough credit environment.
  43. The Options Radar Screen (April 18 - AMZN, ISRG, IMCL)

    April 18, 2007
    A look at three potential option plays.
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