Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VAR)

CAPS Rating: 5 out of 5

The Company designs, manufactures, sells and services advanced equipment and software products for treating cancer with radiation.

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ZachGruver (86.96)
Submitted August 26, 2008

Growth is strong, with recent quarterly earnings rising by 49% (.58 versus an estimated .46). The need to treat cancer will increase in the coming decade, and with Varian possessing a 60% share of the worldwide imaging market and a 70% share of the… More

PauvrePapillon (99.85)
Submitted October 19, 2007

Varian may have current market share but their technology has been rendered obsolete by the commercial introduction of Accuray's CyberKnife. This is why Varian's sales have flattened out. Even Varian's hack analyst Amit Hazan admits as much in his… More

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Member Avatar YoungNGunnin2 (34.75) Submitted: 2/18/2015 10:31:32 AM : Outperform Start Price: $93.62 VAR Score: -6.53

This will be the year when every Oncology clinic begins to switch over their linear accelerators to the Truebeam technology from the trilogy. Every physicist wants one, it is just a matter of funding. Why do you think Varian beat earnings last quarter? That being compiled with their Proton beam accelerator profits that will be coming in from California that was put into effect this year should push the company much higher. They are going to take over the market.

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Member Avatar DrLinks (< 20) Submitted: 7/20/2013 11:25:30 PM : Outperform Start Price: $72.03 VAR Score: -0.81

Ton of potential

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Member Avatar Teacherman333 (90.43) Submitted: 6/2/2013 5:39:59 PM : Outperform Start Price: $68.51 VAR Score: +1.18

For reference point and to allow for comments by others. As of the end of March, 2013.

ROE 28.53%%
Trailing PE 17.12
PB 4.57
Div yield N/A

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teneeds48

teneeds48 (< 20) Score: +101.33

The Score Leader is the player with the highest score across all their picks in VAR.

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Member Name Member
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Start
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teneeds48 < 20 9/24/2007 Outperform 1Y $39.17 +178.89% +77.55% +101.33 0 Comment
mvg994 < 20 9/24/2007 Outperform 5Y $39.17 +178.89% +77.55% +101.33 1 Comment
bluegreene 96.73 9/21/2007 Outperform 3Y $39.30 +177.96% +77.21% +100.75 1 Comment
kuandreas < 20 6/4/2007 Outperform 1Y $39.62 +175.72% +77.86% +97.86 0 Comment
eijr111 < 20 9/20/2007 Outperform 1Y $39.92 +173.65% +77.32% +96.33 0 Comment
Warrior777 38.73 9/20/2007 Outperform 1Y $39.92 +173.65% +77.32% +96.33 0 Comment
Manifest 90.82 5/31/2007 Outperform 5Y $40.08 +172.55% +77.71% +94.85 1 Comment
thefist < 20 5/30/2007 Outperform 3Y $40.04 +172.83% +78.36% +94.47 0 Comment
stevesliva 96.37 5/31/2007 Outperform 5Y $40.14 +172.15% +77.90% +94.25 0 Comment
quixote2k7 < 20 9/13/2007 Outperform 5Y $39.60 +175.86% +82.47% +93.39 1 Comment

Wall Street

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Player Name Player
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TrackCantorFitz 37.05 1/23/2014 Outperform NS $83.11 +31.44% +40.87% -9.43 0 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 10/2/2012 Outperform 3M $60.88 +9.94% -2.15% +12.08 10/26/2012 @ $66.93 1 Comment
trackclsa 60.15 10/1/2012 Outperform NS $60.47 +80.65% +78.73% +1.92 0 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 8/23/2012 Underperform 3M $58.79 +4.34% +3.53% -0.81 9/24/2012 @ $61.34 1 Comment
TrackPoisedTo < 20 6/21/2012 Outperform 5Y $61.18 +78.56% +90.43% -11.88 0 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 4/26/2012 Underperform 3M $63.60 -3.30% -1.96% +1.34 7/3/2012 @ $61.50 1 Comment
TrackRWBaird 90.51 2/13/2012 Outperform NS $65.80 +66.02% +90.88% -24.86 0 Comment
TrackKaufmanBros 93.32 9/22/2011 Outperform NS $49.73 +119.67% +128.08% -8.41 0 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 8/2/2011 Underperform 3M $60.43 -6.67% -4.64% +2.03 8/17/2011 @ $56.40 1 Comment
TrackTiconderoga 88.03 7/11/2011 Outperform NS $70.71 +54.49% +94.58% -40.09 0 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 4/26/2011 Outperform 3M $70.26 -1.67% -0.56% -1.11 5/13/2011 @ $69.09 1 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 2/10/2011 Outperform 3M $69.08 +2.06% +0.11% +1.94 3/4/2011 @ $70.50 1 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 1/24/2011 Underperform 3M $71.35 -3.18% +2.49% +5.68 2/10/2011 @ $69.08 1 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 1/12/2011 Underperform 3M $69.58 +1.47% -0.39% -1.85 1/20/2011 @ $70.60 1 Comment
TrackWedbush 87.19 12/30/2010 Outperform NS $70.26 +55.48% +105.33% -49.85 0 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 11/1/2010 Underperform 3M $62.69 +9.06% +5.18% -3.88 12/14/2010 @ $68.37 1 Comment
TrackZacks < 20 10/27/2010 Outperform 3M $61.07 +2.65% +0.13% +2.53 11/1/2010 @ $62.69 1 Comment
TrackGoldmanSach 77.22 9/28/2010 Underperform 5Y $60.40 +19.80% +35.32% +15.51 3/7/2013 @ $72.36 1 Comment
TrackJefferies 83.75 3/4/2010 Outperform NS $50.41 +116.70% +129.70% -13.00 0 Comment
TrackSoleil 98.22 11/2/2009 Outperform NS $43.51 +151.07% +148.06% +3.01 0 Comment
TrackBobOlstein < 20 9/30/2009 Outperform 3M $42.13 +31.33% +11.40% +19.93 3/31/2010 @ $55.33 0 Comment
TrackGGreenberg 93.50 9/23/2009 Outperform 1Y $43.27 +152.46% +140.68% +11.78 1 Comment
TrackRWBaird 90.51 9/1/2009 Outperform NS $41.88 +52.27% +27.52% +24.75 7/28/2011 @ $63.77 0 Comment
TrackCitigroup 93.27 8/22/2009 Outperform NS $39.74 +174.89% +154.90% +19.99 0 Comment
TrackBarrington 92.00 4/13/2009 Outperform NS $33.05 +34.01% +24.01% +10.00 9/15/2009 @ $44.29 0 Comment
TrackLazardCapit 77.10 4/10/2008 Outperform NS $49.72 +119.71% +97.85% +21.86 0 Comment
TrackJefferies 83.75 3/10/2008 Underperform NS $46.94 +1.56% -12.80% -14.36 1/5/2010 @ $47.67 0 Comment
TrackLeerinkSwan 95.46 1/24/2008 Outperform NS $52.49 -10.02% +3.20% -13.22 6/3/2008 @ $47.23 0 Comment
TrackSoleil 98.22 1/2/2008 Outperform NS $53.41 -38.94% -37.77% -1.17 7/2/2009 @ $32.61 0 Comment
TrackRonBaron 80.64 9/30/2007 Outperform NS $41.89 +160.78% +77.37% +83.41 1 Comment
TrackCalyonSec < 20 7/26/2007 Outperform NS $41.78 +12.21% -12.08% +24.29 4/30/2008 @ $46.88 0 Comment
TrackOppenheimer 69.38 4/27/2007 Outperform NS $42.50 -16.96% -38.10% +21.13 1/5/2009 @ $35.29 0 Comment
TrackNeedham 91.66 1/5/2007 Outperform NS $45.00 +49.76% -5.59% +55.35 3/31/2011 @ $67.39 0 Comment
TrackCitigroup 93.27 10/10/2006 Outperform NS $51.49 +19.85% -3.90% +23.75 8/11/2008 @ $61.71 0 Comment
TrackBroadpointAmTech < 20 8/25/2006 Outperform NS $52.10 +27.91% +6.56% +21.35 4/17/2012 @ $66.64 0 Comment
TrackPatDorsey < 20 8/11/2006 Outperform 3Y $51.05 +34.85% +8.78% +26.07 11/9/2012 @ $68.84 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 85.09 7/13/2006 Outperform 3W $43.91 +148.78% +122.37% +26.41 0 Comment

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