NYSE:VAR - Varian Medical Systems Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$122.05 +2.90 (+2.43 %)
(As of 12/12/2018 10:19 AM ET)
Previous Close$119.15
Today's Range$120.80 - $122.05
52-Week Range$101.42 - $130.29
Volume4,324 shs
Average Volume710,286 shs
Market Capitalization$10.83 billion
P/E Ratio27.41
Dividend YieldN/A
Varian Medical Systems, Inc. designs, manufactures, sells, and services medical devices and software products for treating cancer and other medical conditions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Oncology Systems and Proton Solutions. The Oncology Systems segment offers hardware and software products for treating cancer with radiotherapy, fixed field intensity-modulated radiation therapy, image-guided radiation therapy, volumetric modulated arc therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic body radiotherapy, and brachytherapy, as well as related quality assurance equipment. Its products include linear accelerators, brachytherapy after loaders, treatment accessories, and quality assurance software; and information management, treatment planning, image processing, clinical knowledge exchange, patient care management, decision-making support, and practice management software. This segment serves university research and community hospitals, private and governmental institutions, healthcare agencies, physicians' offices, medical oncology practices, radiotherapy centers, and cancer care clinics. The Proton Solutions segment designs, develops, manufactures, sells, and services products and systems for delivering proton therapy for the treatment of cancer. Varian Medical Systems, Inc. has a strategic partnership with Siemens AG to co-develop new imaging and treatment solutions. The company was formerly known as Varian Associates, Inc. and changed its name to Varian Medical Systems, Inc. in April 1999. Varian Medical Systems, Inc. was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Electromedical equipment
Sub-IndustryHealth Care Equipment
Current SymbolNYSE:VAR
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio1.63
Quick Ratio1.31


Trailing P/E Ratio27.41
Forward P/E Ratio26.02
P/E Growth3.17

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.92 billion
Price / Sales3.81
Cash Flow$5.4052 per share
Price / Cash Flow22.58
Book Value$17.35 per share
Price / Book7.03


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.42
Net Income$149.90 million
Net Margins5.14%
Return on Equity27.54%
Return on Assets12.55%


Outstanding Shares91,120,000
Market Cap$10.83 billion

Varian Medical Systems (NYSE:VAR) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Varian Medical Systems' stock symbol?

Varian Medical Systems trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "VAR."

How were Varian Medical Systems' earnings last quarter?

Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October, 23rd. The medical equipment provider reported $1.16 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.20 by $0.04. The medical equipment provider earned $801.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $766.26 million. Varian Medical Systems had a net margin of 5.14% and a return on equity of 27.54%. The firm's revenue was up 11.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.04 EPS. View Varian Medical Systems' Earnings History.

When is Varian Medical Systems' next earnings date?

Varian Medical Systems is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, January 23rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Varian Medical Systems.

How can I listen to Varian Medical Systems' earnings call?

Varian Medical Systems will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, January 23rd at 4:30 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8778693847.

What guidance has Varian Medical Systems issued on next quarter's earnings?

Varian Medical Systems issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, October, 23rd. The company provided EPS guidance of $4.60-4.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $4.76. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.06-3.15 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $3.00 billion.Varian Medical Systems also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $4.60-4.75 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for VAR?

9 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Varian Medical Systems' shares. Their predictions range from $98.00 to $145.00. On average, they expect Varian Medical Systems' stock price to reach $119.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 0.1%. View Analyst Price Targets for Varian Medical Systems.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Varian Medical Systems?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Varian Medical Systems in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 3 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Varian Medical Systems.

Has Varian Medical Systems been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about VAR stock has been trending positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Varian Medical Systems earned a coverage optimism score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the medical equipment provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of Varian Medical Systems' key competitors?

Who are Varian Medical Systems' key executives?

Varian Medical Systems' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Gary E. Bischoping Jr., Sr. VP of Fin. & CFO (Age 50)
  • Mr. Dow R. Wilson, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 59)
  • Mr. Patrick Joda, Sr. VP of Global Operations (Age 60)
  • Mr. Magnus A. Momsen, Sr. VP, Chief Accounting Officer & Corp. Controller
  • Mr. J. Michael Bruff, Sr. VP of Investor Relations (Age 49)

Who are Varian Medical Systems' major shareholders?

Varian Medical Systems' stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.76%), BlackRock Inc. (8.24%), Loomis Sayles & Co. L P (6.11%), First Eagle Investment Management LLC (4.07%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (3.50%) and Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.93%). Company insiders that own Varian Medical Systems stock include David J Illingworth, Dow R Wilson, Gary E Bischoping Jr, John W Kuo, Kolleen T Kennedy, Magnus Momsen, Mark R Laret, R Andrew Eckert, Susan L Bostrom and Timothy E Guertin. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Varian Medical Systems.

Which institutional investors are selling Varian Medical Systems stock?

VAR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including United Services Automobile Association, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., BlackRock Inc., Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, First Trust Advisors LP, Credit Suisse AG and Capital Fund Management S.A.. Company insiders that have sold Varian Medical Systems company stock in the last year include David J Illingworth, Dow R Wilson, Gary E Bischoping Jr, John W Kuo, Kolleen T Kennedy, Magnus Momsen, Mark R Laret, Susan L Bostrom and Timothy E Guertin. View Insider Buying and Selling for Varian Medical Systems.

Which institutional investors are buying Varian Medical Systems stock?

VAR stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Renaissance Technologies LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Schroder Investment Management Group, Deutsche Bank AG, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank, Rehmann Capital Advisory Group, Loomis Sayles & Co. L P and Point72 Asset Management L.P.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Varian Medical Systems.

How do I buy shares of Varian Medical Systems?

Shares of VAR can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Varian Medical Systems' stock price today?

One share of VAR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $119.15.

How big of a company is Varian Medical Systems?

Varian Medical Systems has a market capitalization of $10.83 billion and generates $2.92 billion in revenue each year. The medical equipment provider earns $149.90 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.42 on an earnings per share basis. Varian Medical Systems employs 7,174 workers across the globe.

What is Varian Medical Systems' official website?

The official website for Varian Medical Systems is http://www.varian.com.

How can I contact Varian Medical Systems?

Varian Medical Systems' mailing address is 3100 Hansen Way, Palo Alto CA, 94304. The medical equipment provider can be reached via phone at 650-493-4000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Varian Medical Systems (NYSE VAR)

Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  424 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  382 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  806
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Varian Medical Systems and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe VAR will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe VAR will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/12/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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