4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: MAKO Surgical

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, medical device company MAKO Surgical (NAS: MAKO) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at MAKO's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

MAKO facts

Headquarters (founded)Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (2004)
Market Cap$1.7 billion
IndustryHealthcare equipment
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$84.5 million
ManagementChairman/CEO Maurice Ferre
CFO Fritz LaPorte
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)(37.4%)
Cash/Debt$49.8 million / $0
CompetitorsBiomet
DePuy Orthopaedics
Zimmer Holdings

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 861 members who have rated MAKO believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Earlier this year, one of those Fools, jdwelch62, touched on the tailwinds working in the stock's favor:

I think MAKO's [robotic] system has a lot of promise for the ever-aging Boomers, half of whom seem to want to be more active in their twilight years, and the other half who're overweight and putting more pressure on their knees and hips than previous generations. Knee and hip replacements are going to up dramatically in the next decade-plus, and systems like MAKO's will make recovery time much faster than traditional surgeries. I've been concentrating heavily on buying high-and-sustainable yielding companies for my portfolio, so adding MAKO is one of my few pure "growth" plays.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of MAKO Surgical. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.

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