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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Robot Stocks 2010

Google Robot Portfolio 2010
The 2010 Robot Stock Winner of Roboland´s robot portfolio is iRobot with +39,38% increase. The stock has now passes the initial $24 IPO price, which is a nice milestone for the company. Irobot has a market cap of $636.6 million; its shares were traded at around $25.01 with a P/E ratio of 30.5 and P/S ratio of 2.1. In November iRobot was named to Forbes’ List of “Best Small Companies in America”.
German KUKA started stock lifting during second half an reached 38,90% driven by new orders from China, USA, South America and Germany. Even the successfully placing of corporate bond was a positive signal for the investors.
Adept had an impressive uptrend during the year but fell back to 27,37% in the last months due to increased losses in First Quarter Fiscal Year 2011 Results.
Intuitive Surgical had a downtrend since April 2010 ending at minus 15,31% caused by weakness in procedure volumes in the second half of the year caused by the economic downturn and remaining hight  unemployment rate. Patients who have lost private insurance coverage are simply not getting medical care at the rate they once did.

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