Intuitive Surgical: +21%
Robotic surgical maker Intuitive Surgical has created a new standard for robotic platforms in medtech with its da Vinci system – and its shares have ridden that wave and seen significant growth over the past few years.
So far, 2017 has been kind to the Sunnyvale, Calif.–based robotic surgical platform maker, despite some concerns over da Vinci system sales growth.
Intuitive Surgical has seen its shares rise nearly 21% in the year so far, beginning the year at $634.17 and closing at $766.47 on March 31.
This week, Intuitive has seen its shares rise yet again, gaining nearly 1% on rumors that company officials may be open to a takeover from a larger player in medtech.