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Whether Up or Down in After-Hours, Intuitive Surgical Typically Adds to Earnings-Driven Gains and Declines in Next Day's Regular Session

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Intuitive Surgical ( ISRG ) has over the last 12 years developed a pattern of adding its earnings-driven after-hours trade in the following day's regular session. The company is due with its Q4 results in the after-hours Tuesday, Jan. 24.

ISRG has seen wider follow-on regular session movement on the heels of 32 of its last 48 extended-hours quarterly reports, 67% of the time.

Looking deeper into the performance data, ISRG has recorded an after-hours gain in 26 of the quarters we've tracked, adding to its gains the next day in 19 quarters (73% of the time). The stock has recorded an after-hours decline in 22 quarters, adding to its evening declines in next-day trade in 13 quarters, or 59% of the time.

ISRG is expected to report a Q4 profit of $5.99 per share on revenue of $757 million, according to Capital IQ.

The historical trading data follows:

On Oct. 18, 2016, ISRG declined 2.2% in after-hours trade despite beating Q3 expectations. The stock moved lower the next day, closing the Oct. 19 regular session down 5.5%.

On July 19, 2016, ISRG advanced 6.6% in night trade after beating Q2 Street estimates. It narrowed its upside the next day, closing the July 20 regular session up 4.6%.

On April 19, 2016, ISRG gained 2.1% in after-hours trade on the back of better-than-expected Q1 results. The stock moved higher the following day, closing the April 20 regular session up 3.3%.

On Jan. 21, 2016, ISRG advanced 1.4% in night trade after beating Q4 estimates. The stock added modestly to its upside the next day, closing the Jan. 22 regular session up 1.9%.

On Oct. 20, 2015, ISRG gained 7.7% in after-hours trade after topping Q3 earnings expectations. It cut its upside the next day, closing the Oct. 21 regular session up 5.5%.

On July 21, 2015, ISRG advanced 11.8% in night trade after topping Q2 consensus expectations. The stock narrowed its gains the next day, closing the July 22 regular session up 8.6%.

On April 21, 2015, ISRG declined 3.8% in after-hours action after missing Q1 Street estimates. It fell further the next day, ending the April 22 regular session down 5.4%.

On Jan. 22, 2015, ISRG slid 1.9% in after-hours trade even as it beat Q4 expectations. The stock narrowed that decline to a 1.5% drop by the Close on Jan. 23.

On Oct. 21, 2014, ISRG dipped 0.1% in night trade despite topping Q3 analyst estimates. The stock lost further ground the next day, closing the Oct. 22 regular session down 2.8%.

On July 22, 2014, ISRG jumped 10.9% in after-hours trade after beating Q2 Street expectations. The stock launched even higher the next day, closing the July 23 regular session up 17.7%.

On April 22, 2014, ISRG tumbled 7.5% in night trade after posting a year-over-year decline in Q1 results. The stock slumped even lower the next day, ending the April 23 regular session off 11.4%.

On Jan. 23, 2014, ISRG shed 4.5% in after-hours trade after beating on Q4 but setting guidance below expectations. The stock added to its declines the next day, ending the Jan. 24 regular session off 6.4%.

On Oct. 17, 2013, ISRG declined 7.8% in night trade after posting a Q3 revenue miss. The declined narrowed a bit the next day, ending the Oct. 18 regular session off 5.8%.

On July 18, 2013, ISRG tumbled 10.8% in after-hours trade after missing Q2 earnings expectations. The stock narrowed its declines the next day, closing the July 19 regular session down 6.8%.

On April 18, 2013, ISRG declined 4.7% in night trade after beating Q1 expectations. The stock cut its downside the next day, closing the April 19 regular session off 1.7%.

On Jan. 22, 2013, ISRG jumped 8.5% in after-hours trade after topping Q4 expectations. The stock firmed higher the next day, closing the Jan. 23 regular session up 9.3%.

On Oct. 16, 2012, ISRG slumped 4.4% in evening trade after topping Q3 expectations but also narrowing its growth outlook. The bulk of the declines evaporated the next day as ISRG ended the Oct. 17 regular session down a mere 0.1%.

On July 19, 2012, ISRG declined 5.3% in after-hours trade despite beating Q2 expectations. The stock headed lower the next day, ending the July 20 regular session off 8.4%.

On April 17, 2012, ISRG advanced 5.7% in after-hours trade after topping Q1 estimates. The stock leaped higher the next day, ending the April 18 regular session up 7.1%.

On Jan. 19, 2012, ISRG declined 4.5% in after-hours action on the back of better-than-expected earnings results. The stock was hit for more declines the next day, closing the Jan. 20 regular session off 6.1%.

On Oct. 18, 2011, ISRG advanced 7.7% in after-hours trade after beating Q3 expectations. The stock rose further the next day, closing the Oct. 19 regular session up 9.1%.

On July 19, 2011, the stock gained 4% after a Q2 earnings beat. Shares rose a stronger 6% the next day.

On April 14, 2011, the stock eased 1.2% in after-hours trading following a report that actually beat Street expectations. The loss was trimmed to 0.5% the next day.

On Jan. 20, 2011, ISRG surged 11.1% in after-hours action after topping Q4 estimates. The stock firmed even higher the following day, closing the Jan. 21 regular session up 12.6%.

On Oct. 19, 2010, the stock fell 3.7% during evening trading after missing with revenue. Shares dropped 7% the next day.

On July 21, 2010, the stock fell 6.3% during extended-hours trading after a Q2 beat. Shares edged up 0.2% the next day.

On April 15, 2010, the stock fell 3.1% during after-hours trading following a Q1 beat. Shares fell a deeper 7.1% the next day.

On Jan. 21, 2010, the stock advanced 7.8% during extended-hours trading after a Q4 beat. The gain swelled to 11.7% the next day.

On Oct. 20, 2009, ISRG declined 6.5% in night trade despite topping Q3 expectations. It saw some of that downside narrow the next day, ending the Oct. 21 regular session down 5.6%.

On July 22, 2009, ISRG charged 15.3% higher in after-hours trade following better-than-expected Q2 results. The stock continued heading north the following day, closing the July 23 regular session up 26.8%.

On April 16, 2009, ISRG gained 4% in pre-market trade despite missing Q1 revenue expectations and posting in-line EPS results. It reversed course in the regular session, ending up a mere 0.5%.

On Jan. 22, 2009, the stock fell 5% after ISRG met with earnings but misses with revenue. The loss was trimmed the next day to 2.8%.

On Oct. 16, 2008, the stock fell 0.4% as results topped the year-ago quarter but missed Street estimates. The loss swelled to 11.9% the next day.

On July 22, 2008, the stock jumped 11.7% in evening trading after beating the Street with Q2 results. The increase was a more robust 18.1% the next day.

On April 17, 2008, ISRG shed 9.7% in after-hours trade despite beating Q1 expectations. The stock added to its downside the following day, declining 17.2% by the closing bell on April 18.

On Jan. 31, 2008, the stock jumped 14.9% during evening trading after ISRG reported ahead of the Street with Q4 results. The gain swelled to 20.3% the next day.

On Oct. 18, 2007, ISRG advanced 5.7% in evening action on the heels of Q3 results that bested the then-current Street view. The stock lost a bit of its upside the following day, closing the Oct. 19 regular session with a 5% rise.

On July 19, 2007, the stock jumped 11.9% in evening trading after ISRG reported better-than-expected Q2 results. The gain swelled to 32.3% the next day.

On April 19, 2007, ISRG rose 3.7% in night trade after topping Q1 estimates. Shares jumped the next day, ending the regular session up 8.7%.

On Feb. 1, 2007, shares jumped 16.8% in the evening session after the company blew past Street expectations with its latest earnings. Shares were up a slightly stronger 17.5% the next day.

On Oct. 26, 2006, the stock managed a 0.5% evening gain after beating Q3 results. The Street soured on the stock the next day however and it closed down 10.2%.

On July 26, 2006, ISRG dropped 8.9% in after hours despite the company?s beating Q2 estimates. Shares fell further the next day, closing the regular session down 10.8%.

On April 27, 2006, ISRG jumped 13.9% in evening trade after blowing past Q1 expectations. The shares surged the next day, ending regular trade up 23.1%.

On February 2, 2006, ISRG dropped 8.6% in after hours despite reporting improved Q4 results from a year ago. ISRG slipped further, closing the next day session down 9.8%.

On Oct, 25, 2005, shares surged 27.3% in night trade after the Q3 topped the Street's bets. The next day's gain was a marginally slimmer 25.3%.

On July 26, 2005, ISRG ended the night session up 23.3% after the company reported Q2 results that handily beat estimates. The stock widened its gains the next day, ending regular hours trading up 26.3%.

On February 8, 2005, ISRG jumped 13.6% in the evening session after the company beat Q4 expectations. Shares added to those gains, ending the next day's regular hours trading session up 15.3%.

On October 26, 2004, ISRG beat Q3 estimates and ended the night session up 10.8%. The stock widened gains the next day, ending regular hours up 17.9%.

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