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MAKO Surgical: Where To From Here?

After a rough 2012, MAKO Surgical (NASDAQ:MAKO) seems to be headed back in the right direction. The company reported 2nd quarter numbers on July 30th that were in line with previous guidance and the company has now reported two solid quarters in a row. While this hardly constitutes a trend, it may be indicative that last year's softness in sales and procedures were more of a temporary "growing pain" rather than anything more serious. Indeed, during the earnings conference call (transcript of which can be found here) management expressed confidence that strategies put in place to address last year's weak numbers are gaining traction and, as a result, have reaffirmed prior guidance for 2H13.

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