Intuitive Surgical (ISRG) will hold its analyst conference following the release of its results for the first quarter of 2010 on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at 1:30 PM Pacific Time (4:30 PM Eastern). For my summary of the results and conference, to be posted Thursday evening, bookmark Intuitive Surgical analyst conference summary. You can also access my previous ISRG summaries at my ISRG summaries main page. Although Q1 is usually a seasonally down quarter in the hospital capital equipment market (Intuitive makes surgery robots), I expect a strong showing within that context.
AMD, the rival of Intel in the computer processing chip domain, will hold its analyst conference at 2:00 PM Pacific Time. You can bookmark AMD Q1 2010 analyst conference summary or view past data at AMD analyst conference summaries. Sales of chips for computers is typically way down in Q1 from Q4, but again pent-up demand from 2009 should result in a strong showing within that context. Look for server chip sales and graphics processor sales as leading indicators for 2010 for AMD.
I own AMD stock, but not ISRG.