Back in 2007, I wrote a small blurb about a robot that was the size of a fly, and could even fly, and another blurb about cockroach robots., and yet one more blurb about the fruit picking robot.
In 2010, I wrote about the world's most realistic female robot. You can see below the video I posted at that time. Since then, the female humanoid robots have become even more life-like, if you can believe that.
In 2013, I posted an article about how a robot was ringing the closing bell at NASDAQ. Anyway, you get the picture.
The point is, many companies are jumping on the robotics bandwagon. As a matter of fact, according to the free list of robot stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com, there are over 50 companies involved in robotics to some extent.
Investing in robotics is one of these opportunities that you should consider if you're looking to diversify your portfolio, receive large returns on investment, or earn potential dividends. Like Google ten years ago, companies like iRobot, Intuitive Surgical, and AeroVironment, are the companies whose stocks may move significantly higher in the future over the long term, due to their emphasis in the robotics space.
IRobot’s Household Robots are the Way of the Future
The purchases on Main Street determine whether the value of a stock on Wall Street will go up or down. Therefore, keeping your eyes on what everyday consumers will be purchasing in the future is a must. iRobot (IRBT) produces a number of robots that are growing in popularity among middle-class consumers including the Roomba vacuum cleaning robot and the Scooba floor washing robot. So if you're looking to invest in robotics, iRobot is a company you should be looking into. iRobot trades at 25 times trailing earnings and 20 times forward earnings. This debt free company has $213 million in cash, amounting to $7.13 in cash per share. Quarterly earnings skyrocketed 106% on an 29.5% jump in revenues.
Intuitive Surgical: Building Machines to Save Lives
No matter how healthy people get, we all still to visit the doctor every once in a while. Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) is using robotic technology to take modern medicine farther than its ever gone before. Builders of the Da Vinci Surgical System which brought robotic surgery into the main stream, Intuitive Surgical is one of the global leaders in building surgical robots. The stock has a trailing price to earnings ratio of 40, and a 26.5 forward PE ratio. This is another debt free stock with $41.73 in cash per share. For the latest quarter, earnings rose 29.4% on a 12% increase in sales.
AeroVironment: To Infinity and Beyond
Mankind has stared at the birds with envy ever since we first arrived on this planet, but only since 1903 have the skies become open to us. And now, AeroVironment (AVAV) is taking the man out of the cockpit becoming a leading manufacturer of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. As the military and American aerospace businesses turn to this new technology, consideration of AeroVironment as an investment is a must. The stock trades at 95 times current earnings and 101 times forward earnings. For the latest quarter, revenues were up over 22%.
Adding any or all of these stocks to your portfolio have the possibility of providing potentially large profits over the long term. The New Industrial Revolution is here and it's up to you to decide whether you want to invest in it or sit on the sidelines while others benefit. If you want a free list of dozens of robot stocks, go to WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.
Disclosure: Author didn't own any of the above at the time the article was written.