Intuitive Surgical (ISRG -7.5%) is selling off post-earnings. While Q4 results beat estimates,...

|About: Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (ISRG)|By:, SA News Editor

Intuitive Surgical (ISRG -7.5%) is selling off post-earnings. While Q4 results beat estimates, and 2012 revenue growth guidance of 17%-19% (issued during Intuitive's earnings call) is above a 16.5% consensus, the fact Intuitive sported a post-earnings trailing P/E of 39 suggests investors may have been looking for stronger growth. Cautious comments about European demand could also be having an effect.