3 S&P 500 Stocks Making Investors Happy

The S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) is down today by a mere 0.04% and stands at 1,225. Here are three well-performing stocks.

Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG): Intuitive is up big after a a powerful Q3 report. Shipment growth in the company’s da Vinci surgical robots is up 27% year over year. However, Goldman Sachs warns that this demand may be tempered by hospitals cutting their capital expenditures in the medium-term. Intuitive is up 10.42%.

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Apollo Group (NASDAQ:APOL): Earnings per share came in at $1.02 in the latest report, which beat the forecast by 8 cents. Apollo is up 9.58%.

St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ): This stock’s latest report also beat expectations across the board. Profits increased 8.7% year over year, primarily because of both international sales and a more favorable currency arrangement. St. Jude Medical is up 5.95%.

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