A Surgical Technology Play Shows a Lot of Momentum

Nicholas Vardy

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This week’s Momentum Trader Alert recommendation combines two strong sector themes in the U.S. stock market: technology and health care.

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Silicon Valley’s Sunnyvale, California, Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (ISRG) designs and manufactures the da Vinci Surgical System. The system translates the surgeon’s natural hand movements into corresponding micro-movements of instruments positioned inside the patient through small puncture incisions, or ports.

Goldman Sachs initiated coverage of Intuitive Surgical last week with a buy rating and put a $1,000 price target on the stock.

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Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (ISRG) versus the S&P 500 over the last three months.

Momentum Trader Alert Analysis

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Buy Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (ISRG) at market today and place your stop at $800.00.

If you want to play the options, I recommend the ISRG July $880 calls (ISRG170721C00880000), which last traded at $22.00 and expire on July 21.

Portfolio Update

It was a volatile week for some of your Momentum Trader Alert positions.

You stopped out of MKS Instruments, Inc. (MKSI) on May 18 for a 15.06% gain.

You stopped out of last week’s bet on Brazil, Ultrapar Participacoes S.A. (UGP), for a quick loss after an unexpected presidential scandal rocked the Brazilian stock market.

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