Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG) shares soared 10.63% to $423.44 and made a new 52-week high of $425.49 after the company said that it earned $122.4 million, or $3.05 a share on revenue of $446.7 million in its third quarter, ahead of analysts’ estimates of $2.77 per share on $417.3 million in revenue.
The company also lifted its revenue growth target to 22-23% to $1.72 billion to $1.74 billion from 19-21%. Analysts expect the company to report $1.7 billion in revenue in 2011, up 20 percent from a year ago.
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) shares climbed 68 cents or 4.40% to $16.15 after the company said $293 million, or $0.23 a share on revenue of $1.07 billion in its fiscal third quarter, compared to a year ago earnings of $396 million, or $0.29 a share on revenue of $1.12 billion, Per-share results ahead of Wall Street expectations, and revenue met forecasts.
PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) added 15 cents or 3.36% to $4.61 as Housing starts surged 15% in September to the highest level in 17 months, according to government data released Wednesday, as increased demand for rental stock as well as rebuilding after Hurricane Irene contributed to the upturn.
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