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Company: Intuitive Surgical
Yahoo Beta:1.36
Industry:Medical Appliances & Equipment

Company Description:  Intuitive Surgical, Inc. designs, manufactures, sells, and services systems for performing robotic minimally invasive surgery.

Purchase Date:08 Apr 2009 Sale Date:23 Jul 2009
Purchase Price:$101.07 Sale Price:$197.72
  --Split Adjusted:$101.97  --Split Adjusted:$197.72
Shares Purchased:30 Shares Sold:30
  --Split Adjusted:30  --Split Adjusted:30
Transaction Fee:$72.92 Transaction Fee:$81.51
Price Range (6 Months Prior):    Price Range (6 Months After):    
High$224.32 High$0.00
Date14 Oct 2008 Date01 Jan 1996
Low$85.33 Low$0.00
Date02 Mar 2009 Date01 Jan 1996
S&P (Purchase Date):$823.89 S&P (Sale Date):$958.63

Timing:  The stock is trading near its six month low.
Reason:  Intuitive Surgical is the most advanced robotic minimally invasive surgical system available. It has become the preferred option for prostatectomies and is approved for 14 other surgeries. MIS reduces patient trauma, reduces hospital stays, and has better outcomes. We believe that investors are avoiding underestimating the demand for MIS in the downturn.

Reason:  The stock hit our high target of $199 on positive earnings and growth.

S&P Gain: 16.35 % Annualized Gain: 68.45%
Stock Gain: 93.9 % Annualized Gain: 877.79%

Net Holding Return ($): $2,718.07
Net Holding Return (%): 86.78 %