Shares of this surgical robot maker just jumped to an all-time high on better-than-expected earnings

Shares of this surgical robot maker just jumped to an all-time high on better-than-expected earnings

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Shares of Intuitive Surgical hit an all-time high Wednesday morning after the maker of the da Vinci surgery robot reported first-quarter earnings and sales that beat Street estimates.

The California-based company said it had earnings per share of $5.09 on sales of $674 million for the quarter, topping Thomson Reuters estimates for $4.93 on revenue of $669.7 million.

Important to Wall Street, Intuitive Surgical said Tuesday that it shipped 133 of its da Vinci surgical systems in the first quarter of 2017, compared with 110 robots delivered in the same period one year ago.

The stock traded up more than 7 percent, peaking at $811.89 per share Wednesday, and was on track for its best day since July 2015 when shares gained near 9 percent. Intuitive Surgical’s shares reached a low of $6 back in 2001.

 

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