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  • 3 Firms to Profit From Booming International Market

    By Phillip Woolgar - August 15, 2013 | Tickers: IRBT, SNA, SWK

    The beautiful thing about tools and cleaning suppliers is that they almost always have a constant stream of people needing their products. These firms are also able to capitalize on the worldwide expansion of many of the luxuries that the developed world enjoys. These include various devices that require fixing, such as cars and phones.

    iRobot will improve through increased exposure

    iRobot (NASDAQ: IRBT) could benefit from advertising its products more »

  • Intuitive Surgical: Is Growth Over?

    By Jason Bond - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: ISRG, IRBT, MAKO

    Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG), the industry leader in robotic assisted surgery, has come a long way from its founding in 1995 and IPO in 2000. It has gone from a $9 IPO in 2000 all the way to $500 per share earlier this year. Now that the stock has fallen back below $400, is the stock a buy, hold, or sell?

    The product

    There is no doubt that Intuitive Surgical more »

  • Lucrative Healthcare Stocks for Your Portfolio

    By Nihar Patel - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: ISRG, IRBT, MCK

    The healthcare industry faces major political headwinds, but demographics are a far more powerful force in the long-term. Political regimes only last for a few years in the United States, but demographics have trajectories that play out as expected over decades. For healthcare, an aging population is a strong overarching force that will drive revenue for years to come.

    As people live longer, they will require more care, more surgery more »

  • The Robots Are Coming

    By Joshua Bondy - July 13, 2013 | Tickers: DDD, IRBT, NOC

    Slowly but surely robots are moving out of the lab and making important changes in society. Monumental changes are easy to spot in retrospect, but at the moment they can be difficult to identify. As we speak, robots are revolutionizing everything from military systems, to manufacturing, to household cleaning. 

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    Military Systems

    Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) recently released a video of its X-47B drone more »

  • Why I Own These Two Companies, and Sold iRobot

    By Ryan Palmer - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: ARLP, GSK, IRBT

    All three of the companies I am about to discuss I either currently have a position in, or did in the recent past. When I made my first few investments, I made the mistake of investing too small of an amount, only about $100 in each, so transaction costs killed me.

    That being said I am still satisfied with the results. And while I sold one because I think it more »

  • Are Terminator Robots the Future of Warfare?

    By Robert Palmer - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: IRBT, LMT, NOC, BA

    How can patriotic investors save military lives and employ thousands of skilled American workers for the betterment of the U.S. economy? This article will focus on 3 dynamic U.S. defense companies.

    Military spending
    The U.S. spends more on defense than any other sector, with the exception of Social Security. According to the Department of Defense (DOD), President Barack Obama requested a base budget of $671 billion for more »

  • Highlights From the Jefferies 2013 Global Consumer Conference

    By John Macris - June 19, 2013 | Tickers: XLY, DECK, IRBT

    Jefferies is hosting its 2013 Global Consumer Conference on June 17 – 19 in Nantucket, MA. More than 60 companies are presenting across a variety of consumer-related sectors, including consumer finance, consumer products, restaurants, and retail & apparel.

    As the broader market reaches multi-year highs, consumer-related stocks may have more room to run. The Consumer Discretionary SPDR Fund (NYSEMKT: XLY) has outperformed the S&P 500 year-to-date with a 20.6% gain more »

  • Dreaming of Robot Doctors and Electric Cars

    By Leo Sun - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: ISRG, IRBT, TSLA

    In investing, the greatest advantage an investor can have is a long-term investment horizon. Warren Buffett once said, “The stock market is designed to transfer money from the active to the patient.”

    Therefore, true long-term investors, who are dedicated to holding stocks for decades, not months, should consider visionary companies that will shape the future of humankind. In this article, I’ll discuss three cutting edge companies that are more »

  • Robots for the Future

    By Nihar Patel - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: ISRG, IRBT

    The last time I wrote about Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG), I devoted myself to dispelling false fears and shifting the focus to potential issues that could arise in an FDA probe. I now realize that there are a couple of issues that could further weigh on the company's share price.

    Probes can find too much

    When a company is subject to regulatory oversight, the regulatory agency has the right more »

  • A World Full Of Robots!

    By Greg Williamson - May 10, 2013 | Tickers: ISRG, IRBT, OII

    The term robotics may sound sexy, but robots can actually be very dull because they are designed to repeat similar functions over and over again. Fortunately, these dull, repetitive functions can lead to very attractive returns for investors.

    Robots can be very productive, essential, convenient, and can perform tasks that are dangerous for people to perform. They are utilized for an ever-increasing number of industrial, healthcare, energy, residential, and military more »

  • 3 Stocks for the Year 2033

    By Spencer Houlihan - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: IRBT, OLED, URS | Editor's Choice

    Wall Street analysts are paid to predict company sales and earnings performance, typically over the next few years. Some analysts go further, estimating financial results over the next five years, but finding an analyst to predict further into the future is rare.  

    But, with most individual investors having an investment horizon of over 20 years, we should put more emphasis on the really long-term. With this in mind, what stocks more »

  • iRobot's Earnings Beat Shows Bright Future

    By Margie Nemcick-Cruz - April 30, 2013 | Tickers: GOOG, IRBT, NOC

    When the Boston bombings took place, one local company was there to lend a hand in resolving the situation and protecting the public. It was recently featured on the Bloomberg network discussing the use of IRobot’s Packbot in helping apprehend the Boston bombers. For those of you unfamiliar with the robot, “The PackBot is a remote-controlled tactical mobile robot with the capability of detecting and disposing of certain more »

  • Are These 3 Neglected Tech Plays Worth Buying?

    By Chris Lau - April 29, 2013 | Tickers: CREE, IRBT, LXK

    The earnings season gives investors an opportunity to review the health of their holdings. The timing is especially important because there's a high probability that the markets will correct. Markets rose steadily since mid-November, 2012, and have yet to drop.

    The Nasdaq index, as measured by the PowerShares QQQ ETF (QQQ), did dip 3% before nearly recovering those losses. The index is now trying to reach a peak it more »

  • Which companies provide robotics systems to the military?

    By Frank Tobe - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: AIR, AVAV, ATNY, D, ESLT, EXPO, FLIR, HON, IRBT, LLL, LMT, NOC, RTN, COL, TDY, TXT, BA

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    My friends at Robohub.org are running a week-long series of focused stories about robotics for defense, security and surveillance purposes. In an attempt to add to the conversation, here is a list of some of the companies that produce these types of robotic devices. This list is comprised of publicly-traded stocks in various stock exchanges more »

  • 3 Post-Earning Outlooks for Top Movers

    By Brian Nichols - March 13, 2013 | Tickers: COST, IRBT

    Earnings can dictate the direction of a stock for the following three months. Investors pay close attention to earnings and often make emotional decisions based on the performance of a stock post-earnings. However, the performance of a stock following earnings should never be the first line of research, rather the last. With that being said, I am looking at three companies that reported earnings on Monday and providing my outlook more »

  • Three Post-Earning Outlooks for Monday's Top Movers

    By Brian Nichols - March 12, 2013 | Tickers: COST, IRBT

    Not a Spectacular Quarter, But Still the Best in the Space

    Shares of retailer Costco (NASDAQ: COST) came close to touching new highs on Monday, increasing 1.29% following an earnings report that met expectations. The company saw top-line growth of 8% year-over-year (yoy) which was fueled by a 15% rise in membership fees. More importantly, this rise was due to volume, not a price hike. Looking ahead, the company more »

  • Three High Growth Companies That Swayed A Boring Investor

    By Anthony Reilley - March 5, 2013 | Tickers: IRBT, SSYS, TRMB

    Thinking big can pay off.   High growth companies that grow to dominate a blue-skies space can be immensely profitable.   Personally, I’m more likely to invest in a stalwart than a high growth stock; a company with a solid, easy-to-understand business, a growing dividend, been around for at least a few decades, you get the idea.  High valuations give me nausea.  But reviewing my portfolio, the best gains in the more »

  • Will Google Buy iRobot?

    By Margie Nemcick-Cruz - February 22, 2013 | Tickers: GOOG, IRBT

    Make no mistake about it, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) is going to be one of the largest suppliers of robotics in the world. Currently the company is working on producing driverless technology, automobiles that run purely on software, eliminating the human error from driving, freeing us up to do other things (I have written two columns elaborating, Part I and Part II.) Whether or not they ultimately create the hardware (cars more »

  • Here's the Affirmation iRobot Has Been Waiting For

    By Steve Symington - January 23, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, IRBT, MAKO | Editor's Choice

    For as long as most of us can remember, the world has dreamed of the life-changing potential held in the field of robotics.  To be fair, robots today certainly make our lives easier by performing time-consuming or otherwise difficult tasks. 

    Boston Dynamics' LS3 robot, for instance, can carry a 400-pound payload up to 20 miles across nearly any terrain.  Unmanned aerial vehicles like AeroVironment's Raven and Textron's Shadow more »

  • Stocks to Own When Robots Take Your Crappy Job

    By Matt Swayne - January 14, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, IRBT, RTN, SI

    Sometime in the near future, you’ll drive to work, go into your cubicle and stretched across your keyboard, you'll see a pink slip.

    On your seat will rest a cardboard box, the universal symbol of “you’ve been dismissed.”

    The next thing you know, a security guard is standing next to you. But, wait a minute, as you look into the guard's steely, vacant eyes, it hits more »

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